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The Cocoanut

With reference to its products and cultivation in the Philippines

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Author: William S. Lyon
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,358 / 47 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.1
LoC Category: SB
Downloads: 655
Added to site: 2010.10.07
mnybks.net#: 29198
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Nature, Non-fiction
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r other uses, that one may hopefully enter the field of oil manufacture in these Islands in competition with copra buyers.


COIR.

The fiber of the cocoanut husk, or coir, as it is commercially known, has never yet been utilized in this Archipelago, excepting occasionally for local consumption.

Second in value only to the copra, this product has been allowed to go to waste. The rejected husks are thrown together in immense heaps, which are finally burned and the ashes, exceedingly rich in potash and phosphoric acid, are left to blow away.

As the commercial value of the fiber is greater than the manurial value of the salts therein, it is economy to utilize the fiber and purchase potash and phosphoric acid when needed to enrich the soil.

Highly improved and inexpensive power machinery for the complete and easy extraction of the fibers of the husk, either wet or dry, is now rapidly superseding the tedious hand process once in such general use. Good patterns of machinery are

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