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The haulm and husks are either used for litter or burned, and the ashes spread upon the land.
To obtain white rice you must first remove the husks from rough or paddy rice, leaving the brown rice kernel.
Pull back husks on each ear of corn, leaving husks attached at base.
It is a long process which involves soaking the coconut husks in pits in the ground.
The outer husks have been used to make a dark brown natural dye.