Which crop is associated with the process of Retting?

Answer: Jute 

Process of Retting

  • The process of employing the action of micro-organisms and moisture on plants to dissolve much of the cellular tissues and pectins surrounding bast-fibre bundles, and to facilitate the separation of the fibre from the stem.
  • Microbes are used in retting to obtain bast fibres.
  • The soft tissues are removed from the fibre plant with the help of bacteria.
  • The hard fibres are obtained by decortication and the soft fibres by ginning process as the machines remove the product from the plant.

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