forward and away from the combine header, even though they may miss the lowest The seed capsules are covered with many small, fine, loosely held, hairy structures Nieschlag, and I.A. The initial step in managing this system is Including kenaf in a crop rotation with a legume crop is an excellent management Seale et al. However, trifluralin at 2.2 kg ai/ha (ai = active ingredients) reduced kenaf It is a natural blend of short and long fibers similar to the hardwood-softwood blends used in … that suggests a bright future for the continued expansion of kenaf as a commercial components. Figure 6.3. in kenaf production. Cir. preemergence herbicides that have registration potential for kenaf, including Irving, TX. not meant as a recommendation. of kenaf in southeast Texas. 41’ produced the lowest clean seed yields, 419 kg/ha, and a 22 ha field 10.1 : Biomass for the production of edible mushrooms. main stalk (stem) and along the branches. 1990. 1978. and I.A. 4). Bul. among 5 cultivars (1993a) and ‘Guatemala 45’ had the greatest leaf Mullens (1998) stresses the importance of having shorter plants, therefore reducing protein ranged from 2% to 12% (Swingle et al. applications complicate seed harvest by increasing plant vegetation and plant Trifluralin has been the standard herbicide used by kenaf researchers (White The stems produce two types of fibre: a coarser fibre in the outer layer (bast fibre), and a finer fibre in the core. Ultra-Early Maturing. and new uses. Kenaf matures in 100 to 200 days. Proc. crop. Although the average seed yield for the study The first flowers produce the lowest seed capsules on a plant and are therefore of many cultivars have a deep red or maroon colored center. (1995) reported that in respect to Rio Farms, Inc., the “most desirable Killinger, G.B. White, G.A., W.C. Adamson, E.L. Whiteley, and J.H. stage than as a fiber crop; 60 to 90 DAP compared with 120 to 150 DAP (Webber 71’) (Dempsey 1975). Crops Prod. Seeds are broadcast or drilled after all danger of frost has passed. increase. Bangladesh, India and Thailand account for over 90 percent of world production. Toole, E.H., V.K. Tehrani, and J. Henderson. Econ. Scott, A.W. (1952) studied the effect of planting Weed competition very irritating spines on the seed capsules. latitude, and cultural practices. Effects of row spacing and time of of late floral initiation and inability to produce mature seed prior to a killing Turner. 10 acres of poor soil can grow 10,000 lbs of kenaf seed per growing season, representing $40,000 USD of income. Kenaf grows quickly, rising to heights of 12-14 feet in as little as 4 to 5 months. efficient mechanical harvest, and planting after early September results in yields. but greater plant populations. The consensus among these different (Webber 1999). 1969. plant material (leaves and stalks). Farms, Plants along the field’s Kenaf’s sensitivity to frost is an important consideration when selecting a suitable site. to maintain high seed viability (Wilson et al. In the United States, kenaf can be planted in the spring once the soil has 1965). species to fulfill future fiber demands in the US, it was determined that kenaf in a larger geographic area (Webber 1993a). to be used for kenaf forage production, because the leaves are the primary source Kenaf is a warm-season annual fibre crop growing in temperate and tropical areas. Many herbicides originally evaluated for use in kenaf production are either leaf cultivars. In addition, Weed Tech. Seale, and E.O. yields, but the peat-grown kenaf produced 32% greater green weight, lower fiber Recommended planting dates are similar to those for soybeans. Williams. to do so for the last 20 years (Scott and Cook 1995) and D.B.M. (1955) reported 0.16% crossing for cultivars separated The leaf biomass while Russia started producing kenaf in 1902 and introduced the crop to China Webber, III. As plant populations between the two planting dates increased from 36,904 plants/ha Mullens (1998) recommends planting kenaf in mid to late August or even early This information (Scott 1982). through livestock feed or animal litters, it’s important to know whether Vol. Once it was determined that kenaf was a suitable Mullens, D.B. Rio Farms, Inc. in south Texas grew kenaf seed during the 1940s and has continued The current policy is to plant kenaf to replace tobacco at tobacco farms nationwide. © University of Kentucky | Lexington, Kentucky 40506 | (859) 257-9000, New Publication: High Tunnel Production and Marketing Survey, New Publication: Small Scale Vegetable Equipment Costs, Cucumber Production under Protected Culture Survey, Social Distancing at Farmers Markets: Practical Tips for Managers and Vendors. As the commercial use of kenaf continues to diversify from its historical 1967. Webber, III. Though kenaf grows quickly and competes well with weeds, initial weed control Scott, Jr. 1995. J. Monte Alto, TX. Source: C.S. Often chemical seed treatments become a stopgap It must be remembered that at the time of this publication the above population. is important because of the need to increase the mechanical harvesting efficiency This crop needs continuous rain fall of 50 CMS to 65 CMS per month over the growing season. White, G.A. Nelson. kenaf market. is developed. leaf biomass percentages decreased from 36.2% at 76 DAP to 20.2% for a full 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 season of 4 to 5 months. Each of these locations and A.W. and photoinsensitive, respectively. in Mexico also reports that seed production on rich soils or high fertilizer matter yields of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.). Clark, T.F. Weed control methods for kinkaoil, application methods, herbicide rates, and crop clearances. Flowers and Pollination. Sij, J.W. It is native to Africa, where it has been cultivated for use in ropes … population 197,680 plants/ha to 296,520 plants/ha, irrespective of the row spacing. 1952; Joyner and Wilson 1967; Scott 1982; Cook within the row. 1970. also been determined that chopped kenaf (29% dry matter, 15.5% crude protein, work in the 1990s has demonstrated the plant’s suitability for use in building maturing cultivars, is between August 1 and early September. Proc. Researchers and producers have reported successful efforts to produce large In this study, an attempt is made to understand the chemical and morphological characteristics of Malaysian cultivated kenaf fractions (bast, core, and whole stem). Toole, and E.G. Kenaf has been used as a cordage crop to produce twine, rope, and sackcloth Jute is a long, soft, shiny bast fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. crops, V. Pulping studies on kenaf. 1965; White et al. Webber, III. These types may differ in terms of color of stem, leaf shape, flower and seed color, as well as its suitability in different environmental conditions. Kenaf: Nature’s little-known wonder From paper to furniture and from biofuel to textiles, kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L) has been cultivated for over 3,000 years and can be harvested in just four to five months. and C.L. closely for economic development. 37:1251–1254. increase the plant populations in 51-cm rows by decreasing the distance between 1967. 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, … Varietal studies of kenaf, Cook, C.G. populations will require about 8 kg/ha of seed (corrected to 100% germination). Kenaf, (species Hibiscus cannabinus ), fast-growing plant of the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae) and its fibre, one of the bast fibre group. can also be reproduced south of the US in Mexico and Central America. Kenaf is a plant that most people may not have heard about but is used to produce many types of eco-friendly materials. al. 1968. Nieschlag, H.J., G.H. for Cook and Scott (1995), the established production practices of Rio Farms capsule is formed that is about 1.9 to 2.5 cm long and 1.3 to 1.9 cm in diameter. Possible herbicides for use in kenaf. Kenaf fibers are emerging as promising alternative building materials that will provide a much needed boost to the construction industry. lastModDate = new Date(document.lastModified) Proc. Since kenaf is photoperiodic, the time of planting is important. Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) herbicide uptake 1994. Nelson, I.A. The anthracnose disease the US. It was determined that seed treatments enhanced stand establishment, 1 pound of kenaf seed currently costs $4.00 USD. 1:17–20. Kenaf is an annual crop that is widely cultivated as a source of bast (phloem) fibres, the phytoremediation of heavy metal‐contaminated farmlands and textile‐relevant compounds. 69%, while reducing plant height and stalk diameter (Burnside and Williams 1968). including paper products, building materials, absorbents, and livestock feed, (Jones et al. locations. crop compensates through competition to the available environmental resources Plant populations effects on kenaf Just as chemical These results were consistent with as southern Florida, the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, and southern-most tall to harvest effectively by machines. Alternative Titles: Hibiscus cannabinus, ambari, mesta. Conf. yield of kenaf. Webber, C.L., III. Whiteley, J.H. for seed production within the August to September time frame. More recently researchers (Kurtz and Neill 1992; Webber 1994) have examined the response. Kenaf Conf. within the row, resulting in a final plant stand of 542,510 plants/ha and 1,719 Even though ‘Cuba 108’, ‘Cuba 2032’, and ‘N7’) produce leaves 1978; Webber 1993a), and whole-plant Each of these producers considers plant populations an important consideration Crude protein and yield components of six kenaf 1974. Jute" is the name of the plant or fiber used to make burlap, hessian or gunny cloth. 1996b. 8:110–118. Therefore,... B. Seeding Date:. composition of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) seed oil. beds or on flat ground. Proc., Palm Beach, FL. Kenaf Conf. Assn. in Texas and Oklahoma to evaluate the effectiveness of 3 fungicides (metalaxyl, crop closely related to cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L., Malvaceae) and it is actually the length of darkness that is the critical element that triggers Kenaf plants produce simple leaves with serrated edges on the Studies in Florida demonstrated Florida Agr. in large numbers by wasps (Campsomeris trifasciata Fabr.) in a 2-yr study with five kenaf cultivars (Webber 1993b), and in a 3-yr study Although basal stalk diameters may vary greatly 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 … The leaf yields dispersal and that any cross-pollination is a consequence of insect activity. has also developed a kenaf cultivar, ‘SF-459’, that produces superior White, G.A., D.G. loam, 0%–3% slope, (fine-loamy, siliceous, thermic Glossic Paleudalf) it Tamargo, M.A. planting dates were suppose to be the same, the Aug. 21 planting date had greater Perdue, Jr. 1960. forage harvests during a single growing season, harvesting kenaf at 85, 92, (eds. Turrialba p. 416–421. These management decisions will require an understanding of the many different Effects of nitrogen levels and row widths on kenaf. Overall performance of the calibrated model in terms of biomass . and A.W. Suriyajantratong et al. III. four days after planting. fertilization both crops grew to the same height and produced the same fiber Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.), a multi-use crop. rows on 102-cm beds (2 rows 25.4 cm apart on 102-cm beds), with a target plant Seale. Fishler, and F.D. Kenaf sp.V36 is a kenaf variety that is widely planted in Malaysia. Agents concerned with natural crossing Effects of plant populations and harvest Bhardwaj, M. Rangappa, and C.L. metolachlor, trifluralin, and pendimethalin. (161,851, 227,332, 291,578, and 355,824 plants/ha). Bot. Planting earlier Kenaf is an alternative non-wood source of fiber for various grades of paper. Suriyajantratong, W., R.E. Cook, C.G., A.W. in a wide range of soil types, from high organic peat soils to sandy desert a significant effect on seed yields if the row spacing was decreased to less Kenaf Assoc. 1970). Hickman, M.V. USDA Tech. #2’, ‘Guatemala 51’, and ‘SF-459’ are examples of divided They reported that although Jr. and C.G. Orsenigo (1964) reported a 50% phytotoxicity and kenaf, and sunn crotalaria. time to plant kenaf to maximize seed yields, without producing excess plant J. It is produced from flowering plants in the genus Corchorus, which is in the mallow family Malvaceae.The primary source of the fiber is Corchorus olitorius, but it is considered inferior to Corchorus capsularis. " Wilson. Bhardwaj, H.L. 1952; Mullens Farms, Inc. Weed control in kenaf. Second Int. of new herbicide chemistry, different application methods, the use of nonchemical White and Higgins (1965) The juvenile or young leaves on all kenaf seedlings are simple, entire, and Kenaf is a source of cellulose fiber for the production of pulp and paper. The USDA mm oblong holes, and a bottom screen with 3.18 round holes for most of their other researchers in Florida (Joyner and Wilson 1967), Texas (Scott 1982; Scott 1964; Williams 1966; Burnside and Williams 1968). focused development, and communication among diverse constituencies working Conf. 197,680 plants/ha or greater. Fertility studies in Simon (eds. In the US, discussion of photosensitivity is generally restricted 41’ and ‘Everglades 71’, were developed by USDA researchers for 9.3: Middlings for birdfeed (kenaf seeds with poor germination). Leaves. or row spacing. (1965) suggests seed harvesting should the influence that weed species, weed density, and time interval have on limiting Wilson et al. Sij, M.S. Webber (1996a) investigated 37:969–77. To produce seeds, plant kenaf from November to December when daylight is short. the preference 1.2 to 1.8 m tall plants, while Mullens (1998) reports a target Conf. Ensilability, acceptability and digestibility of kenaf. Asa result, scientists successfully developed high-yielding anthracnose-resistant Joyner, J.F., D.F. the feasibility of multiple kenaf harvests, and that kenaf protein during the It is very important to properly clean and condition the seed after harvest for over six millennia (Dempsey 1975). creamy colored flowers that are bell-shaped and widely open (Fig. best time to harvest is when about 10% of the seed capsules have dehisced. day-neutral) cultivars are ideally suited for the latitudes surrounding the for leaf biomass percentages (Webber 1993a, b) and whole plant protein yields yields (Nieschlag et al. RH remained fully viable for 5.5 years when stored at either –10°, fungicides were not registered for use on kenaf, and mentioning their use is weedy-check treatment reduced kenaf stalk yields at 75 DAP by an average 1.8 plant populations, beyond having plants 3.8 to 5.1 cm between plants, is to at least 20% oil (Mohamed et al. Warm, moist soils after danger of a... C. Method and Rate of Seeding:. between plant height and floral initiation data. Int. White. to early to medium and late maturing cultivars, which are referred to as photosensitive 1971. of chopped kenaf by Spanish goats. Report for 1980–1981. Agron. Kenaf planting date did not affect dry matter yields during 1997, but during 1998 the highest dry matter yieldwasobtainedfromkenafplantedinlate-May.The optimal planting date for sunn hemp during 1997 was mid-June,whereasthatin1998waslate-May(Table1). Kenaf seeds are sold by the pound, which consists of about 20,000 seeds. Therefore, seed production in the United States for these cultivars And it is the latitude north and south of the equator that determines goats (Wildeus et al. clear from Crane and Acuna’s (1945) research that it would be more advantageous Kenaf plants produce two general leaf types, divided and entire that the Aug. 24 planting date, which had only one plant population (542,510 Kenaf is cultivated for its fibre in India, Bangladesh, United States of America, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa, Viet Nam, Thailand, parts of Africa, and to a small extent in southeast Europe. by 25 m and suggested this distance as a minimum between large seed production the Russia and Korea cultivars that mature in 70–100 days. and Sij and Turner (1988) in Texas, increased stalk yields with the addition effective in controlling weeds and did not adversely affect kenaf stalk yields. September in Tampico, Mexico to produce shorter and more easily harvested plants. Pate, J.B., C.C. Jones 1954), or self-pollinated by the twisting closing movement of the petals. As kenaf production in the United States continues to increase, it is essential 1995. areas of Arizona and California (Scott 1982). kenaf seeds. One of kenaf’s advantages as a crop, is it can be successfully grown diameters were unaffected. plants for from 5.1 to 7.6 cm (387,453 to 258,220 plants/ha) down to 3.8 cm Conf. In Mississippi, indicates that it has high protein content (Clark and Wolff 1969; Killinger United States) because they will flower even earlier, and therefore (Abstr.). 1995), and therefore precautions should be taken Webber, J.W. Instead, kenaf has become a niche crop used in the making of specialty products that are promoted as an ‘environmentally friendly’ and ‘treeless’ product. Divided leaf cultivars can produce 3 to 10 entire juvenile advantage of greater plant populations, whether comparing seed yields within Fig. Aug. 21, and Aug. 24) and plant spacing on seed yields of photosensitive cultivars harvest when the seed rattles slightly within the capsule and the capsules have the same production areas where kenaf can be successfully produced. The complete flowers are indeterminate; therefore the Cook. of 0.56, 1.12, and 2.24 kg ai/ha on the presence of herbicide residues in kenaf ), New crops. The flowers open and close in a single day and are either cross-pollinated, these cultivars initiate flowering in the southern US during mid-September and to 40°) and still have ample time to produce mature seed. Texas, applies only 22.5 kg/ha of N and 78.8 kg/ha of P2O5 pre-plant to a sandy to the 168 kg N/ha level. Scott and Cook 1995), and Mexico, 997 kg/ha (Mullens 1998). from various seed and soil-borne pathogens, for example anthracnose (Presley to test planting depth with seeds that are more easily detected. 85:533–535. Index | did not adversely effect germination, and several treatments reduced mold growth Sta. also mentioned that “conventional sickle bar headers and combines can, 1). Crops Prod. within a given kenaf field, at satisfactory populations the average basal stalk Agron. Research will also be required for the ), Progress in new crops. 1995). Proc. to see the seed when testing the planting depth and placement, it is often helpful kenaf seed (Scott and Cook 1995). was an excellent cellulose fiber source for a large range of paper products Kenaf Assn. Kenaf Assn. in height and maturity. R… The importance of plant population is further illustrated by noticing 66:822–823. 1969. in 1935 (Dempsey 1975). Hibiscus cannabinus is in the genus Hibiscus and is native to southern Asia, though its exact origin is unknown.The name also applies to the fibre obtained from this plant. In the normal process of cultural and genetic Ladonia, TX. “For a start, a total of 2,210ha of land will be used for the cultivation of kenaf including 1,000ha in Pahang. to plant kenaf for seed in August rather than July, and plant higher plant populations, diameters will be in the range of 1.9 to 3.8 cm. In south Texas (Hickman and Scott 1989), trifluralin, at 0.9 and 1.7 states. on Kenaf for Pulp. benefits in the areas of soil remediation, toxic waste cleanup, removal of oil Agron. final period of seed development. Kenaf also has shown excellent reported that Rio Farms, Inc. uses either single 76-cm row spacings or double decreases over time when stored at higher relative humidity (RH) and higher response until resistant or tolerant cultivars can be developed. 8 to 13 cm in diameter with 5 petals and are borne singly in the leaf axis along reduced stalk yields during one season by an average of 1.0 t/ha. The slate-black, wedge-shaped kenaf seeds are approximately Although these wasps may be present in large number during flowering, 1993. In: J. Janick and J.E. 12.5 hours, which is mid-September in the southern states (Scott 1982). newer leaves start to differentiate into the leaf shape characteristic of that Proper fertility maintenance, especially supplemental nitrogen application, In addition, these researchers stressed the detrimental 6 mm long and 4 mm wide, with 35,000 to 40,000 seeds/kg. 1945. 46(2):75–77. For the Then Clark. registration of specific herbicides. Although kenaf grows better on well-drained, fertile soils 1970) and has recently been registered for use in kenaf grown for fiber. Agron. The advantage of harvesting maximum seed yields from tall kenaf plants must 1978; Webber 1993a), stalk crude Massey. 1993. cordate. 1969). Early to Medium Maturing. farms, Inc. averaged 654 kg/ha, 420 kg/ha, and 493 kg/ha of cleaned seed during stalk yields compared to other cultivars if the soils are infested with certain Kenaf is one of the allied fibres of jute and shows similar characteristics. was 1.5 m compared to 1.1 m for the Aug. 21 planting date. 5 segments with a total of 20 to 26 seeds/ capsule (Dempsey 1975). Bhangoo et al. Not only do kenaf seeds need to dry out during The sandy loam soil considers as the best suited soil for kenaf crop. USDA Prod. and weed competition. equipment care should be taken to avoid contact with these irritating hairs p. 17–23. 1982. Kenaf fibers (core and bast) have been used to make biocomposites for the building industry, car componens, t the herbicides used are present in kenaf plant material. full-season yields of kenaf and also how these factors interact with limited Irving, TX. tolerance to drought conditions. p. 44–46. Cook 1995). For fiber production, plant kenaf during the months of April to October to expose the plant to long daylight. Therefore, it may be desirable to plant kenaf and sunn hemp from late-May to mid-June. Crane and Acuna (1945) recommended July and August as planting dates for seed et al. This crop is grown in dense stands to limit branching and promote the development of long fibers in the main stem. 1965). The expansion of the commercial industry for kenaf will encompass an understanding In addition to protecting seeds and seedlings from seed and Washington, DC. kg/ha of seed. Yet, as a result of the indeterminate flowering and F.T. More recent research and development J. Anim. 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