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Definition of straw

Categorized under "General"

Definition as written by Terry:

A generic term used to describe dried threshed stalks of grain used in a variety of ways (woven into items such as hats or baled and used as mulch or livestock bedding material.)

The basic difference between hay and straw is that hay is dried grass or legumes that contains seedheads and nutrients and is intended to be consumed by livestock, whereas straw is comprised of the dried stalks and contains no nutritional value. Both can be used for mulch.

See also hay and thatch.

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