PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SUBSTRATE FROM FLAX SCUTCHING DUSTS

D. Le Nel
Haute-Normandie nearly gathers half of the farmed areas in textile flax over France.

It's a very developped agricultural and industrial activity in that country, which is represented by the flax scutching factories. The flax scutching is a mecanic working which consists in getting out textile stapples of the stem of the plant.

This activity generates many by products and wastes specially like flax dusts, composed by vegetal and earthy dusts, causing a very sensible encumbrance for the factories.

Now, the transformation of those dusts by composting come to the making of an organic substrate utilizable by marketgardeners, nurserymen, horticulturists.

We know the large wants in organic matter of those professions that they generally satisfy by buying abroad. The interest of that action resides in the recovery of organic matter usually wasted to end in making substrate.

Le Nel, D. (1982). PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SUBSTRATE FROM FLAX SCUTCHING DUSTS. Acta Hortic. 126, 123-130
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1982.126.15
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1982.126.15

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