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Synonyms for sisal

a plant fiber used for making rope

Mexican or West Indian plant with large fleshy leaves yielding a stiff fiber used in e

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We were introduced to sisal farming by a former chief, Nyamu Ragwa, who has since died," she says, adding that the chief saw the potential of the crop in the dry region quite early.Sisal is grown organically, and requires little production cost as the crop is not attacked by pests and diseases.
During the implantation of the sisal crop, the Caatinga vegetation was thinned to a density of 150 trees in the area and the cultivation of sisal occurred between the lines of trees.
badionotus in Sisal, whereas Rodriguez-Gil (2007) found a density varying between, 267 to 437 ind [ha.sup.-1] in Progreso, Yucatan.
With many sisal estates abandoned by growers and processing factories operating below capacity, the labour force also dropped to just 100,000 in the main producing regions of Tanga, Morogoro, Arusha, Mwanza and Shinyanga.
Katani is an independent agro-based company specialising in sisal which was formed as the Tanzanian economy opened up to the free market again in the 1990s.
Sisal fibres in a bundle of 10 kgs were obtained from Mogotio farm, Nakuru County, Republic of Kenya.
With respect to the influence of the fibres mount in the sample, Figure 3 represents the thermal results of epoxy samples containing 20% of untreated sisal fibres.
Between 1914 and 1972, the Sisal Sox played 25 to 30 games per year, and results of nearly 1,300 games against outside opponents are recorded in the Prison Mirror.
The Agcn'e sisalana waste was collected after the process of decortication of the leaves, on a sisal farm located in Valente, in the state of Bahia (S 11[degrees]24'53.4"), in May 2012.
Close the resin mixture coated surface with a laminated sheet and then with glass for smooth surface finish and for perfect heat transfer while reaction between resin mixtures and sisal & coal ash.
In a labor-intensive action reminiscent of the threading of vinyl tubing seen in Hesse's Accession II (1967) and the thousands of nails hammered into planks in Winsor's Nail Piece (1970), Miller nailed individual strands of sisal to the wall, their length and position predetermined on a grid.
Optimization of Oyster mushroom cultivation on saline solid sisal waste.
Monthly samplings were carried out from August to December 2012 on the fishery landings of the small-scale fleet that operated in the ports of Sabancuy, Champoton, Seybaplaya, Campeche, Isla Arena, Celestun, Sisal, Progreso, Telchac, Dzilam, San Felipe, El Cuyo, and Holbox (Fig.
Foram avaliados 17 residuos agroindustriais, maracuja (Passiflora eduli), abacaxi (Ananascomosus), acerola (Malpighiaemarginata), uva (Vitislabrusca), graviola (Anona muricata), cacau (Theobroma cacau), torta de dende (Elaeisguineensis), torta de girassol (Helianthusannus), torta de amendoim (Arachishypogaea), torta de mamona (Ricinuscommunis), mucilagem e feno de sisal (Agave sisalanaPerrine), bagaco de cana-de-acucar (Saccharumofficinarum), fruto e torta do licuri (Syagruscoronata), raspa de mandioca (Manihotesculenta), e residuo de cervejaria (Hordeumvulgare).