"The animals are said to have fed on green maize stalks in
a farm within the homestead and died a few hours later.
The average diameter of the stalks in
upper, middle and bottom sections respectively varied between 8.75-11.01,15.85-19.76 and 23.08 -26.66 mm.The basic characteristics of each cultivar are provided in Table 1.
The harvested stalks in
selected factors were 95.4% and 94.9%, respectively.
Usually, the stalks were dew-retted by allowing them to lie in the field after cutting, although in some areas of the world, hemp was water-retted by placing bundles of stalks in
ponds or streams.
For this study, we recycled bleached and unbleached pulps (both beaten and unbeaten) from jute and cotton stalks in
water medium five times and measured changes in strength properties and fiber dimensions.
The measurements were made with a micrometer 4 to 6 cm (1.5 to 2.5 in) below the top of the stalk, on 10 stalks in
each of the four rows surrounding the anemometer mast.
The investigators dipped some of these stalks in
chloroquine, a bitter tasting antimalarial drug.
The researchers first noticed the droplet-covered stalks in
the late 1960s, but they put their discovery on the back burner until better techniques for extracting the oil and examining its ingredients came along, explains Eisner.