La Chanvrière and Cretes (sister company Union nv machines) have joined their forces to develop a harvesting machine that not only creates parallel swaths of hemp straw cut at two levels, but also cuts the heads of the stalks to obtain stems of a consistent length.
This unique and innovant way of harvesting results in stems ready to be processed in the textile industry.
The tests we ran in July and August 2021 were very successful. At this stage, many acres of hemp are now retting in the fields right in front of La Chanvrière in Aube, France; we are preparing operational plans for industrial surfaces in 2022.
Keep an eye on our channels for more updates on how to harvest hemp more efficiently. Feel free to contact us for more details.