Predicting the chemical composition of fibre and core fraction of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)

M.A.J. Toonen, C.A. Maliepaard, T.H. Reijmers, H. van der Voet, H.D. Mastebroek, H.C. van den Broeck, M.J.M. Ebskamp, W. Kessler, R.W. Kessler

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    Fibre formation in hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a dynamic process. In order to follow this process, the chemical composition of the hemp stem was studied during plant development using the acid and neutral detergent fibre and lignin methods. Additionally, near infra-red spectroscopy was carried out. To predict the chemical composition of the stem samples partial least square (PLS) analysis was carried out. The developed PLS models can predict the level of %ADF and %NDF in the hemp bast and core samples. For %ADL, the models are only suited for either core or bast tissues and can not be used for both tissues simultaneously
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)39-45
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2004



    • infrared reflectance spectroscopy
    • digestibility
    • silages
    • lignin

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