CONSIDERATIONS ON THE PROCESSES OF HARVESTING AND PRIMARY PROCESSING OF GREEN HEMP STALKS
Hemp (Canabis sativa L. - industrial hemp) is the industrial plant most widely used in the industry, and from this plant everything is used. The products obtained from hemp are of a great variety, from the common rope to the medicinal or cosmetic substances, textiles, automotive or construction materials. As demands for fibre appeared on the hemp market, farmers and researchers from research centres in our country want to make machines that allow them to harvest and process the stalks while green. Coming to their support, the article presents aspects related to the optimal conditions for harvesting hemp stalks for processing and to establish the main characteristics of the cutting devices of the harvesting machines. The paper presents the Equipment for harvesting green hemp stalks, equipment that performs sequential harvesting of hemp stalks leaving them organised on the ground. At the same time, the technological scheme for harvesting green hemp stalks and its advantages are presented.