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Russian dandelion (kok-saghyz) : an emergency source of natural rubber

Author: W Gordon Whaley; John Stevenson Bowen
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1947.
Series: Miscellaneous publication (United States. Department of Agriculture), no. 618.
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This publication is a summary of the investigations conducted between early summer 1942 and June 1944, when the attempt at large scale experimental production of kok-saghyz was terminated. It is primarily a record of field-scale production tests conducted by the Forest Service and allied research by the Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils and Agricultural Engineering, and other cooperating agencies and individuals.
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Genre/Form: Bibliographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whaley, William Gordon, 1914-
Russian dandelion (kok-saghyz).
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1947
(OCoLC)760936567
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Gordon Whaley; John Stevenson Bowen
OCLC Number: 12131809
Description: vi, 212 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The rubber emergency. pp. 1. Establishment of the Emergency Rubber Project. pp. 7. Discovery and development of kok-saghyz by the Russians. pp. 11. Experimental production of kok-saghyz rubber : Nature of the plant --
Planting areas --
Cultural practices --
Seed production. pp. 12. Root characteristics, root development, and root harvesting.pp. 120. Economics of production. pp. 148. Improvement of the plant. pp. 166. Equipment development. pp. 170. Sampling and analyses. pp. 172. Summary of the experimental work. pp. 174. Proposals for further investigations. pp. 178. The potential value of kok-saghyz as a domestic source of natural rubber. pp. 181. Literature cited. pp. 184. Processed and typewritten reports. pp. 191. Additional literature. pp. 195.
Series Title: Miscellaneous publication (United States. Department of Agriculture), no. 618.
Responsibility: compiled by W. Gordon Whaley and John S. Bowen.

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This publication is a summary of the investigations conducted between early summer 1942 and June 1944, when the attempt at large scale experimental production of kok-saghyz was terminated. It is primarily a record of field-scale production tests conducted by the Forest Service and allied research by the Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils and Agricultural Engineering, and other cooperating agencies and individuals.

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