Estudo agrícola-tecnológico de diversas variedades de Phormium tenax Forster

Bragantia, Feb 2019

In spite of the polymorphism of Phormium has long been known, no systematic attempt has been made until now to study comparatively the agricultural value and fiber quality of the varieties. This paper is concerned with preliminary results about leaf yield, fiber-content, und general growth of six varieties, of Phormium tenax Forster including a detailed fiber analysis. It is concluded that the varieties have shown strong differences in plant development and fiber qualities, suggesting that some of them would be much more suitable for the improvement of existing areas, and the establishment of new ones on a commercial basis.

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Estudo agrícola-tecnológico de diversas variedades de Phormium tenax Forster

Estudo agrícola-tecnológico de diversas variedades de Phormium tenax Forster     J. C. Medina; J. M. Aguirre Júnior; F. A. Correia     SUMMARY In spite of the polymorphism of Phormium has long been known, no systematic attempt has been made until now to study comparatively the agricultural value and fiber quality of the varieties. This paper is concerned with preliminary results about leaf yield, fiber-content, und general growth of six varieties, of Phormium tenax Forster including a detailed fiber analysis. It is concluded that the varieties have shown strong differences in plant development and fiber qualities, suggesting that some of them would be much more suitable for the improvement of existing areas, and the establishment of new ones on a commercial basis.     Texto completo disponível apenas em PDF. Full text available only in PDF format.     LITERATURA CITADA 1.  Allan, H. H. e V. D. Zotov. An artificial cross between Phormium (olensoi and P. tenax. The N. Z. Jour. Sc. & Tecnol. 18 : 799-804. 1937.         [ Links ] 2.  Atkinson, E. H. Phormium tenax. The New Zealand fibre industry. New Zealand Depart, Agric, Wellington. Bull. 95. pg. 1-55. 1922.         [ Links ] 3.  Cross, B. D. Investigations on Phormium. Trans. X. Zeal. Inst. 56 : 01-06. 1915.         [ Links ] 4.  Farrell, J. Now Zealand flax (Phormium tenax). Propagation, cultivation, and milling treatment. Jour. Dept. Agric. Victoria. 18 : 658-671. 705-706. 1920.         [ Links ] 5.  Smerle, G. Improvement of Phormium tenax for the fibre industry. X. Zeal. Jour. Agric. 36 : 363-370. 1928.         [ Links ] 6.  Yatea, J. S. Improvement of Phormium tenax. Research on breeding and cultivation of the plant. N. Z. Jour. Agric 36 : 112-113. 1928.         [ Links ] 7.  Zemplén, G. e F. F. Nord. Em Abderhalden Handbuch der Hiologischen Arbeitsmethoden. Abt. 1. Teil 5: pg. 1.-1101. 1922.         [ Links ]


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J. C. Medina, J. M. Aguirre Júnior, F. A. Correia. Estudo agrícola-tecnológico de diversas variedades de Phormium tenax Forster, Bragantia, 231-241, DOI: 10.1590/S0006-87051947000900001