Fibre hemp At a glance
Hemp is a relative of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa) and is cultivated for its fibres. It is possible to process fibre hemp into wood core and bast fibre. The bast fibre is processed into raw material for paper and textile industries and is suitable as a composite material for car interiors. Wood core is processed into bedding for, amongst others, horse stables. You can also find fibre hemp in food products and animal feed.
The cultivation of fibre hemp notably takes place in North Groningen and in the peat colonies in Drenthe. Hemp produces significantly better results on clay soil than on sandy soil. Fibre hemp has a strong and deep root system, this certainly benefits the structure of the soil.