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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


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.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Rice husk ash; Nutrient; Variety; Fertilizer
Depositing User: Nasirah Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2009 04:46
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 04:03
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/3594
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