Production Of Kenaf And Other Soft Fibres In Kenya

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1967/1968
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Peeler C. H.
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Soft fibres (i.e. jute and jute substitutes) are at present imported into Kenya for the manufacture of bags. It is reckoned that by 1970 annual imports wlll be about 6,000 tons (worth £500,000). For some time attempts have been made to grow soft fibres in this country. Of the various plants available, kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) has been the most promising but even this crop has failed to be an economic success. The principal reason for this has been the short days here which induce early flowering and 'hence lower yield.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 33, p. 139-144
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