Role of hemp plant size on textile fibre quality - a case study - Projects
Updated : October 2020
This study evaluates the potential of agronomic technologies on the hemp plant development and crop growth to enable production of long hemp fibres suitable for textile applications.
It involved detailed field trials with factors such as sowing density, sowing date, harvest time and variety. Using standard protocols, over 1500 hemp samples were analysed to understand the relation between variety, plant size, fiber content and cultivation methods.
Results showed that short crops are suitable for producing high quality raw materials for textile applications and this can be achieved by effectively varying factors like sowing density, sowing date, and harvest time, since these do not have a direct effect on the plant fibre content.