SSUCHY Hemp Harvest September, 2019, Piacenza



The hemp fields, cultivated in Italy in the frame of the SSUCHY project by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in 2019, has been harvested to obtain swaths of aligned plants. Two similar prototypes were tested to mow the plants in aligned swath. The BCS prototype, selected for its efficiency, was used to harvest 1 hectare of hemp. In the process, the stems stay in the field to aid the separation of fiber bundles within the bast fiber and of shives from bast fibre. The plants will be cut in 1-meter stem portions using a second prototype, so that they can be fed in the flax scutching line belonging to Terre de Lin (France).

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