List of allowed european Cannabis varieties published

Also in year 2016 the growing of industrial hemp in Germany and Europe the administration have to be notificated. There is also the barrier of growing special varieties. These special cannabis varieties do not produce more than 0,2% THC in the flower.
The list of allowed Cannabis varieties is now published and can be downloaded (PDF) here.

The variety “Asso” was removed from the list. The average sample of the THC content of the varieties Bialobrzeskie and Carmagnola are higher than allowed the second year so they are not allowed to grow this year.

Paper: Essential fatty acids, nutritive value and oxidative stability of cold pressed hempseed ( Cannabis sativa L.) oil from different varieties

An interesting paper was published on “Essential fatty acids, nutritive value and oxidative stability of cold pressed hempseed ( Cannabis sativa L.) oil from different varieties”

E. Dimić, R. Romanić, V. Vujasinović, University of Novi Sad Faculty of Technology Bulevar cara Lazara 1 21000 Novi Sad Serbia – DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1556/AAlim.2008.0035 – Published Online: January 13, 2009

Abstract:

The fatty acid composition, nutritive value and oxidative stability of cold pressed oils, obtained from seven different hemp cultivars, were investigated. The results show that the content of gamma-linolenic acid in the oil depends on the cultivar, ranging from 0.80 to 2.46%. The ratio between essential omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in the oil was 3.5:1 to 4.2:1, satisfying the demands of modern healthy nutrition regarding lipids. Due to high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, the oxidative stability of cold pressed hemp oil is poor. The induction period at 100 °C, determined by accelerated oxidative method — Rancimat test, was 6.4 to 7.6 h.

You can find the study here: Akademiai: Essential fatty acids, nutritive value and oxidative stability of cold press.

Contents of the proteins of Hemp in percent

With this post we again get a bit scientific; its very interesting to see what good content hemp seed and hemp oil has. This is taken from an publication of the Nova Institute, which was only found in german language.

Content of proteins: 22,5

Aminoacids:

Alanine: 4,26
Arginin: 8,35
Aspartic acid: 8,79
Cystine: 0,53
Glutamatic acid: 15,45
Glycine: 4,31
Histidine: 1,11
Isoleucine: 0,67*
Isoleucine + Leucine: 3,82*
Lysine: 1,91*
Methionine: 1,15*
Phenylalanine: 1,55*
Phenylalanin + Tyrosine: 4,13
Proline: 3,24
Serine: 3,82
Threonine: 1,64*
Tryptophane: 0,26*
Valine: 1,33*

* = essential amino acids

Source: WIRTSHAFTER 1995, KIRCHGESSNER 1982, updated by: nova 1996; in Hanfrohstoffe und ihre Qualitätseigenschaften – nova institute

A guide to farm industrial hemp

In some countries it is possible to grow Cannabis for industrial purposes. Even in the US there are 18 states where this possibility exists. Moreover Canada, Russia and Europe is an big producer, also China. Legally growing industrial hemp can yield a huge profit done right.

Growing industrial hemp has recently come legal in some US states and some other countries. It is difficult to say exactly how much of a profit the average farmer could make for each hectar. Experts at South Dakota State University have estimated that the average acre of hemp will bring in a profit of $71 per acre in the United States. Over here in Germany corn for energy production is currently more worth. In Canada farmers bring in more than $250 per acre.

The biggest problem is the (pre-)processing, since you have to be next to an plant which can process hemp.

The process of farming industrial hemp itself is quite simple. But in beforehand you need some money, a lot of land and the necessary equipment.

Before you try to get hemp seeds or begin farming your should make sure that you have got the license to grow. Contact your local agriculture department. For example, in the US you have to obtain the license from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

For the maximum yields the hemp seed should be planted in irrigated soil. You will need an nitrogen based fertilizer. Hemp likes temperate climate zones although he can adapt very fast to the climates everywhere. Typically hemp will take about four months to reach maturity for fibres and four to five for seeds.

Crowdfunding for an Hemp seed harvest machine

Photo of an Hemp harvest machineToday an new Cannabis project was revealed on Startnext, an crowdfunding platform. This project is about an hemp seed harvest machine. There exists already an proof-of-concept and now the campaign wants to collect 50.000€ to build a final version. The project is managed by Marijn Roersch van der Hoogte, biologist living in Berlin. He is supported by the Hemp Museum Berlin, the Hanffaser Uckermark e.G. and Hempwood GmbH.

USO-14

Yuzhnosozrevayushchaya Odnodomnaya 14 abbreviated: YUSO-14, JSO-14; registered in 1980

Made by Institute of Bast Crops of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine

Selection from ‘YUSO-1’, which again is a cross progeny from ‘JUS-6’ x ‘Odnodomnaya Bernburga’. The dioecious parent ‘JUS-6’ was selected from ‘Yuzhnaya Krasnodarskaya’ x ‘dwarf Northern Russian Hemp’. ‘Yuzhnaya Krasnodarskaya’ is originally selected from Italian Hemp. ‘Odnodomnaya Bernburga’ is a monoecious cultivar which was originally produced in Germany in the 1940s at the Akademie der Landwirtschaftwissenschaften in Bernburg under the name ‘Bernburger einhäusigen’. (via Hemp CyberFarm)