Hemp is a Unique Plant
Hemp is a unique plant that is able to create a better future of family farms for future generations. Hemp may grow almost in any environment.
Resilient plants are resistant to pests, therefore there is no need for pesticides and herbicides, they grow up within several months and may provide additional harvest every year.
Industrial hemp is a great crop rotation of traditional plants because it suppresses weed and reduces outbreaks of insects and illnesses. Hemp may also restore and condition the soil by replacing organic materials and ensuring ventilation through the system of roots itself.
Hemp seeds are full of nutrients and contain vegetable protein and irreplaceable omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain CBD oil, also known as cannabidiol, non-psychoactive component of hemp plant, which may solve a continuously growing list of problems: from chronic pain to anxiety and insomnia.
Hemp is the solution
Hemp and marihuana are members of cannabis family.
Industrial hemp is a type of Cannabis sativa plant and is used worldwide for the production of industrial and widely used products. Hemp is the source of textile fibres and vegetable oils. The production is controlled in accordance with the laws on substance control.
The roots of confusion between the industrial hemp and marihuana lay in the visual similarities of plant varieties.
Industrial hemp contains a lot of fibre and a small amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is a psychoactive ingredient of marihuana, due to which certain types of hemp are a valuable medication.
Canada and the European Union maintain this division by strictly regulating the amount of THC in industrial hemp requiring it to be less than 0.3 percent compared with 3 to 30 percent THC amount in marihuana. Ingredients of the industrial hemp are not psychoactive; therefore, they do not cause intoxication.
We grow and produce ecological hemp products
It means that everywhere, where possible in the cycle, we grow and produce our products by having the least effect on the environment and by adhering to the greatest transparency.
The textile fibres of hemp plant are very strong and firm, therefore they may damage a standard harvester. Besides, during the processing of the plant, stems must be separated into the external textile fibres and woody chips. Therefore, you will need different equipment instead of the traditional known machinery, as well as investments intended for processing and production equipment necessary for different end purposes.
Industrial hemp cultures usually consist of spindle main stem covered with leaves.
Depending on the purpose, variety and climate conditions, the period from planting to harvesting lasts from 70 to 140 days.
From a single hectare of hemp, on average 320 kg of seeds may be produced, which may be squeezed into 80 litres of oil and 240 kilograms of food. The same hectare will also on average produce 2.4 tonne of biomass, which may be turned in about 600 kilograms of textile fibre.
Advantages of the plant
The hemp plant really gives a fantastic harvest compared with average corn harvest. Besides, these large quantities of hemp require a lot less care. In fact, in order to grow it, you need less water, less pesticides, fertilisers and herbicides.
The hemp plant produces a lot of different materials, including leaves and harder stems. Often, softer leaves are used in food industry, for example, in tea and salads; however, harder elements of the plant may be used to feed animals and produce textile products. Some other fantastic examples of hemp products are paper, biofuel, oils, culinary needs, industry needs and much more.
Improvement of soil
Degradation of soil due to industrial agricultural practice, lack of water and changing climate poses threat.
In order to activate soil, cultivation of industrial hemp is positive for the entire subsoil.