Author Archives: Patrick

RD2.0 Feed system update

A simple yet elegant design is all that was required to allow multiple rows of stalks to be fed into the RD2.0. We believe we have a winning design & a call was made to the iHemp community at large in an attempt to obtain green stalks that would best represent what would be encountered

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RD 2.0 project update

After a series of settbacks due to COVID supply chain issues, we were finally able to begin testing in earnest. Unfortunately, with all new technologies there were bugs to work out.  It wasn’t until Christmas that all the bugs were ironed out & a series of successful tests were recorded. Starting in the new year,

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Loss of fiber crop due to over-retting

After all the issues that we had to overcome, we overlooked the fact that the cut tops would allow rain to enter the stalk more readily than if theplant was still entact. This oversight resulted in the loss of most of the acre that we had anticipated would see us through testing of the RD2.0

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Double-cut harvestor update

With the limited success with last year’s double-cut project, updates to the harvestor have been undertaken to allow cut tops to be conveyed away from the lower stalks. Relocating the sickle motor away from the discharge area while making it more efficient with a direct-drive was also implemented.  With harvest came a dissapointing result as

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COVID deals blow to development plans

With a influenza pandemic spreading across the world, we believe now more than ever that society has to become more self-sufficient & expand its material offerings. Once this pandemic has been contained, it is our hope that iHemp will be able to assist in the economic recovery by expanding product offerings using this amazing plant!

2019 planting season has arrived!

Through slow & meticulous research, RD tech has been proven to work best on lightly retted crops cut 2″ above the ground. Ideal specimens are sown at a rate of 300 seeds per sq. metre dual purpose (seed/fiber) variety. Exceptional peeling has been recorded on X-59, Anka, Delores & Alyssa strains. Canfiber is counting on

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