Journal of Textile Science & Engineering

ISSN: 2165-8064

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Madara DS


  • Research Article
    Mulberry and Silk Production in Kenya
    Author(s): David R Tuigong, Kipkurgat TK and Madara DSDavid R Tuigong, Kipkurgat TK and Madara DS

    Mulberry is a plant that is grown for silkworm rearing. It is the exclusive food for the silkworm, which during its larval life is reared for silk production. Mulberry forms the basic food material for silkworms. Production of mulberry leaves on scientific lines is essential for organizing sericulture on sound economic lines. It is estimated that one metric ton of mulberry leaves is necessary for the rearing of silkworms emerging out of one case of eggs which will yield about 25 kg to 30 kg of cocoons of high quality. The findings show that mulberry plant can grow and thrive very well in Kenya because of very good climatic conditions that are favorable for mulberry plant. It is worth nothing however that mulberry tree can grow in a variety of climatic conditions. As a result of successful production of mulberry, silk production training is needed for skilled labour in mulberry growing.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000220

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