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I'm looking for the Van Soest method for fiber determination via a gravimetric way. Could anyone send me the procedure?
Fiber in forage.
What is the best method other than using kit to isolate DNA from fiber crops? Any experience and/or tips on how to improve genomic DNA production from fiber crop samples? Which plant part is the best source? How much DNA can be isolated?
methods and protocols can be used in determining and quantifying the amount of fiber sugars and carbohydrates in fruits (after postharvest)?
Allied fiber crops viz., sunnhemp, ramie, mesta, sisal, flax etc. are sources of various raw materials for making so many products. Although, interest of farmers and cultivation area for these crops is decreasing. So, let's discuss about present status, future thrust, current issues and probable solutions to increase production of various allied fiber crops. Expert researchers and interested peoples are requested to reply your valuable comments. Thank you!
Industrial crops production like fiber, oil, and sugar field crops are promise field crop plantings for my country (Jordan). I need a good modern reference in this field to find out some new research ideas.
Thanks for help
I am planning an industrial hemp fiber trial in a newly legal state and am staring with very small plots around 2'x3' in area. I will be looking at fiber yields and am curious how other researchers have harvested and measured their crops. Did you use a research combine, sickle bar mower, hedge trimmer, etc.?
Also, what other measurements did you take? I am thinking about wet weight and dry weight, as well as stand counts. Lastly, do you have any ideas about how to measure fiber content (I will not have access to a processor or decorticator)?
I am looking for values comparing the yields (potential and or average), net primary production, amount of residues for the main crops over the world,
... anything related to the amount of organic matter or carbon fixed and left by the crops.
I have not yet found such a table/summary.
It would be very interesting to compare each crop for its food or fiber production potential (with the duration of the cultivation as well).
For example, at harvest, average total dry biomass of cotton is about A t/ha, and yield B t/ha. Its take about C months to produce cotton.
D t/ha of residues are left abouve ground after harvest. The shoot root:root ratio of cotton is E.
Even better if it is associated by nutrients exported at harvest, and the average amounts of water required for certain production levels.
Any clue where to find such a compilation of data.
It would be very useful for studies related to soil carbon management.
Hemicellulose and lignin can serve as dietary fiber and have nutraceutical value if it can be extracted and purified and used in food products.