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Nutrient Content in Rice Husk Ash of Some Malaysian Rice Varieties

A. B., Hashim and Hussin, Aminuddin and K. B., Siva (1996) Nutrient Content in Rice Husk Ash of Some Malaysian Rice Varieties. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 19 (1). pp. 77-80. ISSN 0126-6128

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Analysis performed on more than 60 samples of 10 different paddy varieties showed 21.33% of the rough rice comprised rice husk, while 13% of the husk constituted rice husk ash. The nutrient content of rice husk ash was 80.26% silica, 0.38% phosphorus, 1.28% potassium, 0.21% magnesium and 0.56% calcium. Statistically, nutrient composition is significantly influenced by varietal differences. As a potential material for fertilizer use, the estimates of total nutrient supplementation available from rice husk ash per annum are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:rice husk ash, nutrient, variety, fertilizer
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Agriculture
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3594
Deposited By: Nasirah Abu Samah
Deposited On:30 Nov 2009 04:46
Last Modified:27 May 2013 07:09

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