Hemp Processing Standards

As the hemp industry matures and becomes better regulated, manufacturing and quality assurance standards from other industries help inform best practice.

Rhizo Sciences draws on international quality systems such as GAP (Good Agricultural Practice), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and GDP (Good Distributive Practice) when developing new facilities and processes. Food grade and other agricultural standards such as organic certification may also be relevant

Hemp Processing for Seed Production

When growing hemp for seed production harvesting begins approximately six weeks after flowering or when the seeds have ripened.Hemp seeds can be harvested with a combine harvester and many different groups are developing and testing new equipment to improve this process.Hemp is an inherently challenging plant to work with as the resin is stick and fibre can jam machinery, often requiring manual cleaning during operation. To ensure maximum yields from hemp seed crops the mature flower heads must be handled carefully.