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A NOTE ON THE INVESTIGATIONS ON BREEDING RUST-RESISTANT LINSEEDS AT THE INDIAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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LINSEED (Linum usitatissimum L.) is an important oilseed crop of India, the oil, which
)s a drying oil, being used for manufacturing- paints and varnishes, oilcloth, linoleum,
and other products. The residue, the oilcake, is a good cattle feed and can also be
used as a manure. The straw produces fibre which, although short and coarse, can
be converted into twine, strings, canvas, etc. The latest investigations show that
linseed fibre can be easily mixed with jute to the extent of50 per cent for making bags
and other articles!. The crop therefore has a wide range of uses.
  

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Year: 1950
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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