Innovative technologies for the cultivation and pre-processing of organic hemp seeds
A cooperation project to develop the technology for growing and processing organic hemp seeds.
A research institute in cooperation with three farms studied the suitability of various local hemp plants for organic farming, including the unique Latvian genetic resource conservation varieties 'Adzelvieši' and 'Pūriņi'. The project then developed and tested cultivation and processing technologies that would maximise seed quality and yield.
- Technologies for farming, pre-treatment, storage, dehulling and oil pressing of organic hemp seed have been successfully developed.
- The technical results have been widely disseminated.