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Changes in kenaf properties and chemistry as a function of growing timeAuthor(s): Roger M. Rowell; James S. Han
Source: [Kenaf properties, processing and products. Mississippi State, MS : Mississippi State University, Ag & Bio Engineering, 1999].:p. -41.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionKenaf Tainung 1 cultivar was grown in Madison, WI in 1994. The ratio of core to bast fiber, total plant yield, protein, ash, fiber length, extractives, lignin, and sugar content were determined as a function of growing age. Ash, protein, extractives, L-arabinose, L-rhamnose, D-galactose, and D-mannose contents decreased while lignin, D-glucose and D-xylose content increased as the plant matured. Fiber length increased in the early part of the growing cycle, then decreased, then increased again as the plant matured.
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CitationRowell, Roger M.; Han, James S. 1999. Changes in kenaf properties and chemistry as a function of growing time. [Kenaf properties, processing and products. Mississippi State, MS : Mississippi State University, Ag & Bio Engineering, 1999].:p. -41.
KeywordsKenaf, Chemical properties, Physical properties, Growth period, Cultivars, Yields, Fibers, Protein content, Extractives, Lignin, Sugar content
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