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husk

 [husk]
an outer covering or shell, as of some fruits and seeds.
psyllium husk the cleaned, dried seed coat from the seeds of Plantago species; used as a bulk-forming laxative.
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Keeping in view, all above narrated observations regarding the roughages, a study was planned to improve the nutritional worth as well as its keeping quality and their proper utilization in animal feed to sustain their production and to test the effect of varying level of treated rice husk in growing buffalo calves.
*Do you know that both the Philippines and India produce about 1.5 billion husks annually.
Once you get the husks removed, you can soak them in water to make clothing dye or hide-tanning solution.
Use of zinc chloride for treating chickpea husk in this work was based upon the idea to select such treating reagent that imparts no harmful effects to human health.
Pakistan produces 6748 million tons of rice annually, almost 20 % of which is husk (Pakistan Economic Survey, 2014).
Some appreciable improvement in nutrient contents and amino acid profiles of some fibrous farm wastes namely, rice husk, corn cobs and cassava peels subjected to solid state fermentation (SSF) have been reported, which gave increment of about 20% crude protein, 25% metabolizable energy, 30% nitrogen free extract, with about 0.3% significant decrease in crude fibre content [4,5,6,7].
Three different bedding materials were used in the experiment; cacao bean husk (particle size of approximately 1 cm in diameter; Japan Chocolate Industrial Corporation, Itabashi, Tokyo), sawdust (Japanese cedar, particle size of approximately 1 mm in diameter; Ome, Tokyo), and chopped wheat straw (approximately 3 cm; experimental farm, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo).
This study aims to prepare rice husk ash (RHA) by leaching, followed by modification with vanadium pentoxide and characterization of the material.
Data presented in Table 2 Figure 3 revealed that two substrates viz., rice husk + sorghum grain and sorghum grain alone showed highest sporulation (49.17 x [10.sup.9] spores/g) in both the substrates after 7 days of incubation.
Rich coconut husk resources exist in Hainan, and coconut husk is reproducible and light, with good water- and fertilizer- retention abilities; therefore, suitable for seedling substrates.