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- Norton, A.J.; Bennett, S.J.; Hughes, M.; Dimmock, J.P.R.E.; Wright, D.; Newman, G.; Harris, I.M.; Edwards-Jones, G.
- Annals of applied biology 2006 v.149 no.1 pp. 15-25
- air flow; dry season; field experimentation; fineness; flax; flowering; herbicides; industrial applications; nitrogen; retting; stems; tensile strength; yarns
- ... Field trials of fibre flax were sown in 2002 and 2003 comprising 29 and 26 flax varieties, respectively. In 2002, two nitrogen treatments of 40 and 80 kg ha⁻¹ were imposed. The trials were sprayed with a desiccating herbicide prior to retting at 35 and 15 days after midpoint of flowering in 2002 and 2003, respectively, and were harvested once retting had completed. Fibre was extracted from the fla ...
- Kingston-Smith, A.H.; Bollard, A.L.; Minchin, F.R.
- Annals of applied biology 2006 v.149 no.1 pp. 35-42
- Trifolium repens; amino acid composition; animal wastes; cattle; cysteine proteinases; environmental exposure; excision; forage; grazing; heat stability; ingestion; leaves; nitrates; nitrogen; nutrient solutions; pollution; protein content; protein degradation; proteolysis; root nodules; rumen; rumen microorganisms; serine; sheep; source-sink relationships
- ... Production of nitrogenous waste by livestock agriculture is a significant environmental concern in terms of pollution of land and water. In the rumens of cattle and sheep, the excessive proteolysis which contributes to inefficiency of nutrient use involves both the rumen microbial population and the intrinsic plant proteases that can mediate protein degradation in ingested fresh forage on exposure ...