23. October 2003 Daniel Kruse

An Overview
The revival of hemp cultivation in Italy. Major problems attempted 1) the association with illegal narcotics, addressed the breeding for extremely low content of psychoactive compounds (below 0.2% THC on the base of dry matter), 2) the crop is difficult to harvest, so considerable investment is in progress for designing harvesting and processing systems. 3) The water retting, time and high labour consuming, needs to be innovated.
author: Paolo Ranalli, Istituto Sperimentale per le Colture Industriali (Italy)
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