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As a biodégradable plant which needs no irrigation or phytosanitary treatments, textile hemp is excellent as a crop rotation leader to alternate with crops such as beets or grains.

Easily adaptable to all types of soil, hemp is appreciated by organic growers since it leaves an excellent quality, weed-free soil at the end of each season. As the champion of biomass production worldwide (10 tons per hectare in 4 months compared with 1,5 tons per hectare per year for wood), it produces four times more paper than trees. A member of the bast fiber family, hemp contains over 75% of cellulose and 10 to 12% of lignin (compared with 60% and 30% respectively for wood).