Treatment of fresh green round bamboos culms (Dendrocalamus strictus) by sap-displacement (wick) method

IRG/WP 05-40311

R Lal, C N Vani

Sap displacement method has great potential for treating short length bamboos as it does not require any technical equipment. The process is simple and large nos. of bamboos can be simultaneously treated in relatively short period. There is no wastage of chemicals as the remnant solution reused. Bottom ends and middle portion had better treatment in compared to lop end portion. With increasing length of the flow of preservatives is impaired. The method culms can conveniently 3m length.

Keywords: Sap-displacement, bamboo preservation

Conference: 05-04-24/28 Bangalore, India

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