International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Home About Us Scope Editorial Board Blog/Latest News Contact Us
10th percentile
Powered by  Scopus
Scopus coverage:
Nov 2018 to May 2020


IJSTR >> Volume 6 - Issue 10, October 2017 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616

First Trials Of Hemp Cultivation For Fiber Applications In The East Of France: Irrigation And Fertilization Analysis

[Full Text]



Lotfi Harrabi, Jean-Yves Dréan, Adrien Tritter



industrial hemp, cultivation, cannabis sativa, irrigation, growth, fertilization



This paper presents results from the first hemp experiments in Aspach-le-bas (France) carried out during summer 2014. Field trials were performed, testing the variety Futura 75 at a seed rate of 50 kg/ha. Two rain densities have been used to analyse the effect of irrigation on its growth. Seven different configurations have been also studied in this work in order to figure out the best one for the hemp cultivation in this region. The composition of hemp biomass in terms of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignine has also been analysed for each configuration.



[1] Sengloung, T., L. Kaveeta, and J. Müssig, Physical Properties of Traditional Thai Hemp Fiber (Cannabis sativa L.). Journal of Industrial Hemp, 2008. 13(1): p. 20-36.

[2] Karus, M., M. Kaup, and S. Ortmann, Use of Natural Fibres in Composites in the German and Austrian Automotive Industry—Market Survey 2002. Journal of Industrial Hemp, 2003. 8(2): p. 73-78.

[3] Linger, P., et al., Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) growing on heavy metal contaminated soil: fibre quality and phytoremediation potential. Industrial Crops and Products, 2002. 16(1): p. 33-42.

[4] Wu, J., et al. Effect of steam explosion treatment on the structure and properties of china-hemp fibers. in 2007 International Conference on Advanced Fibers and Polymer Materials, ICAFPM 2007, October 15, 2007 - October 17, 2007. 2007. Shanghai, China: Chemical Industry Press.

[5] Kukle, S., et al. The effect of steam explosion treatment on technical hemp fibres. in 8th International Scientific and Practical Conference on Environment, Technology and Resources, June 20, 2011 - June 22, 2011. 2011. Rezekne, Latvia: Rezekne Higher Education Institution.

[6] Terpakova, E., et al. Impact of ultrasonic treatment of hemp hurds on the mechanical properties of composites. in 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO, SGEM 2014, June 17, 2014 - June 26, 2014. 2014. Albena, Bulgaria: International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference.

[7] Renouard, S., et al., Characterization of ultrasonic impact on coir, flax and hemp fibers. Materials Letters, 2014. 129: p. 137-41.

[8] Pakarinen, A., et al., Enzymatic accessibility of fiber hemp is enhanced by enzymatic or chemical removal of pectin. Bioresource Technology, 2012. 107: p. 275-281.

[9] Ming, L., et al., Controlled retting of hemp fibres: Effect of hydrothermal pre-treatment and enzymatic retting on the mechanical properties of unidirectional hemp/epoxy composites. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2016. 88: p. 253-62.

[10] Dreyer, J., et al., Comparison of Enzymatically Separated Hemp and Nettle Fibre to Chemically Separated and Steam Exploded Hemp Fibre. Journal of Industrial Hemp, 2002. 7(1): p. 43-59.