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I have a question about rice-straw too.
I worked with rice straw for the first time last week, and was surprise,
because the bales seemed well compressed, but weighed much less than a wheat
straw bale of similar compression. Is this normal? Is it the moisture
content which would be lower, or is it because of the type of straw?
Aul?s, Lleida, Espa?a
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> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: GSBN [<a target="_blank" href="mailto:GSBN@...">mailto:GSBN@...] En nombre de André de Bouter
> Enviado el: mi?rcoles, 16 de mayo de 2007 8:51
> Para: GSBN
> Asunto: Re: GSBN:France is Looking for alternatives for burning rice straw
> Thanks John, John, Paul and David for your help.
> Don't hesitate (anyone) to sent more if at some point in time you
> stumble on other uses/info as this research is at its very early stages.
> Bale on,
> John Swearingen a ?crit :
> > Andre,
> > I've forwarded your query to a couple of California rice farmers.
> > John
> > On 5/15/07, André de Bouter forum@... wrote:
> >> Hello California (and other rice straw users/researchers),
> >> In the south of France rice is grown and I have been contacted recently
> >> by Christelle MONIER an agriculture engineer specialized in durable
> >> vegetable production (Ing?nieur Agronome sp?cialis? en Production
> >> V?g?tale Durable) working for INRA (a well respected agriculture
> >> research institute).
> >> She is trying to find alternatives to the burning of the 50 000t of
> >> straw per year and is interested in SB as one of the alternatives to
> >> research. Some of the challenges are: the rice is harvested while the
> >> leaves are still green. The straw is taken out of the fields in autumn
> >> while the fields are very wet.
> >> She will buy Bruce King's new bible and is interested in communicating
> >> with some of you who can help her sharing your (rice straw) experience.
> >> Anyone...?
> >> Also, don't hesitate to share any other uses of rice straw (to me or
> >> the list). I'll gladly forward them to Christelle.
> >> Bye,
> >> Andr?
> >> La Maison en Paille
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