UTILISATION OF SISAL FIBRE (AGAVE SISALANA L.) - A REVIEW
Citation :- UTILISATION OF SISAL FIBRE (AGAVE SISALANA L.) - A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2011.(32):150 - 152
Sisal is a perennial plant identified by its 50 – 150 thick, spiky, long and rigid spirally arranged leaves. Upon maturation, pale yellow/shiny white fibre can be extracted from leaves by retting followed by washing and drying. Easy to raise on wastelands in a wide range of agro-climates, sustained fibre yield for a considerable long duration and versatility of the fibre as a potential input material for various applications makes it a viable option for employment generation and rural development thus leading to sustainable development.
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