Jute fibre quality depends to a very great extent on the process of retting.
Much research has been done so far on retting of jute but still the jute
growers face various practical difficulties in implementing the proper
procedure for retting. Jute retting can be done by microbial or chemical
process. Improper retting causes defective fibers which reduce the acceptability
of these fibers for various industrial uses. Various methods have been
devised for effective retting of jute which needs further research and
development to systematize the entire retting process.