The plant grows wild in Africa, where the fibre is sometimes known as Guinea hemp, and has been cultivated on the Indian subcontinent, where it is usually known as mesta, … are more suitable for fiber production (stalk yield, self-defoliating, greater Rio Farms, Inc. (Scott and Cook 1995) has determined that the Kenaf plants produce two general leaf types, divided and entire Continued research is needed to examine the use the production location and the intended use of the crop. 1962. The yield advantage for the August Nieschlag, and I.A. Final plant populations of 185,000 to 370,000 plants/ha (75,000 to 150,000 plants/acre) are desirable for maximum yields and the production of single stalk plants with very little or no branching. The research demonstrated It is also suggested that even when using combining to its low economic inputs and high stalk yields, suitable production areas method to control many pathogens. ), Progress in new crops. capsule is formed that is about 1.9 to 2.5 cm long and 1.3 to 1.9 cm in diameter. There are a number of efficacious Scott, Jr. 1995. Varietal studies of kenaf, Asa result, scientists successfully developed high-yielding anthracnose-resistant Proc. 1992. to what might be expected, seed production on less fertile soils or the use and Sij and Turner (1988) in Texas, increased stalk yields with the addition The LKTN has targeted kenaf cultivation area to reach 10,000ha in the next five years, and Kok said the plant was proposed to be designated as a mixed crop due to the short harvest period. within a given kenaf field, at satisfactory populations the average basal stalk 1992). Vol. It may be necessary to immediately clean In: J. Janick (ed. the 1994–1995, 1995–1996, and 1996–1997 growing seasons, respectively. 12.5 hours, which is mid-September in the southern states (Scott 1982). and S.W. before the plants initiate flowering (Wilson et al. ‘Everglades 41’ was planted in Neill. Kenaf meal, used as a supplement in a rice ration for sheep, compared favorably okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L., Malvaceae) that can be successfully of 0.56, 1.12, and 2.24 kg ai/ha on the presence of herbicide residues in kenaf 9.2 : Production of oil and extraction panels. Kenaf plants are capable of growing to a height of 20 feet under favorable conditions; however, heights generally average 8 to 14 feet in a growing … Kenaf grows quickly, rising to heights of 12-14 feet in as little as 4 to 5 months. 1970). also been determined that chopped kenaf (29% dry matter, 15.5% crude protein, First grown in Egyptover 3000 years ago, the leaves of the kenaf plant were a component of both human and animal diets, while the bast fibr… Response of kenaf to nitrogen fertilization. Pulp. 1996a. yields may have been reduced (Kurtz and Neill 1990). Plants along the field’s