2017 Hemp Harvest Reports

REPORTS: Podlaskie Konopie/Poland | GoodFoods/Poland | Maximal Factory/Czech Republic | Konoplex/Russia | Hempoint/Czech Republic | [Submit Harvest Report]

In northeast Poland, Podlaskie Konopie is growing, processing and building with hemp

In northeast Poland, Podlaskie Konopie is growing, processing and building with hemp

Fermatech/Podlaskie Konopie/Poland

Area Planted: 70 ha
Varieties: Finola, Zenit, Futura, Fedora, Bialobrzeskie, USO
Cultivation Method: Conventional
Farming Method Employed: Corn harvester adapted for hemp; Deere, Claas.
Processing Technology Used: Rehabbed decortication line.
Research & Development: Testing all varieties for growing performance under local conditions. Fiber and hurds for building materials.
End Use: Building Materials, feed grade seed, food seed

GoodFoods Harvest

GoodFoods/Poland

Area Planted: 4 ha
Varieties: Finola
Cultivation Method: Organic
Farming Method Employed: John Deere W660 – normal machine harvester for most cereals
Processing Technology Used: Cleaner for cleaning seeds: air “pektus”, vibrating table and optical machine. Cold oil press.
Research & Development: BeeHemp Project: Examination of bee colonies eating pollen from Cannabis sativa L. (hemp) by measuring the bee maggots surface; Study on the effectiveness of preparations intended for the control of parasitic bees, V.destructor; Comparative studies on the productivity and properties of propolis, pollen, swallows and royal jelly harvested by the bees on hemp plantations.
End Use: Building Materials, CBD, Food/Feed Seed, Hemp Oil, Innovation.

Maximal Factory/Czech Republic

Area Planted: 4 ha
Varieties: Santhica, Finola, Fibrol
Cultivation Method: Conventional
Farming Method Employed: Cutting machine but mostly hand harvested.
Processing Technology Used: old style cutting machine
End Use: Bast Fibers, Building Materials, CBD, Food/Feed Seed, Hemp Oil, Textiles, Clothing, Food & Drinks, Health & Beauty, Innovation

KONOPLEX HARVEST Russia

Konoplex/Russia

Area Planted: 2,150 ha
Varieties: Surskaya, Vera, Nadezhda (Russian varietes)
Cultivation Method: Organic
Farming Method Employed: Combined harvester, both gathering seeds and cutting stems.
Processing Technology Used: 1. Cold pressed for seed oil 2. Traditional decortication of stems by beating, breaking and swinging
Research & Development: The company has branches which differ by region and production fields
End Use: Bast Fibers, Food/Feed Seed, Hemp Oil, Planting Seed, Shivs/Hurd, Health & Beauty

Hempoint/Czech Republic

Area planted: 8 ha
Varieties planted: Carmagnola, Santhica 70, Finola, Fedora, Futura 75, Tygra
Farming method: Organic
Harvesting technology employed:
hand made harvest by stripping flowers – 20 people/a day
drying facility – 3 people/a day
stems used as fertilizer with digester from biogas power plant.
Processing/production technology employed:
seeds and stem separation from flowers by machine vibration
hemp herbal production for food application
Affiliated research & development projects/focus:
hemp for animal feeding
hemp seeds multiplication
hand made harvesting
End use: Certified planting seeds, seeds for food (snacks, tea, hulled & unhulled seeds), oil, protein powders