Increase the digestibility


  • The alkali treatment of straw increases the digestibility. Alkali dissolves lignin, silica and hemicellulose. However Cellulose is not dissolved by alkali but the Cellulose swell when treated with alkali.
  • For the alkali treatment, the straw can be sprayed with NaOH about 3 - 6 grams / 100 grams of straw.
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