From ancient crops
materials and products for the future

The main goal of the VeLiCa project is to make again gainful the growing of flax and hemp in Regione Lombardia (Northern Italy) where it used to be widespread at the beginning of the 20th century. This target will be pursued by the exploitation of all the parts of the plant to make different products with different added value.
The overall amount of the project is 5 million euro. The financing of Regione Lombardia, corresponding to 50% of the total project, is mainly devoted to young people training.

November 2011

Normal THC content in hemp plants sown in the experimental fields of Treviglio and Cavriana

During this year, two experimental fields of hemp have been set up in the localities of Treviglio (Bg) and Cavriana (Mn). In both locations, seven varieties were sown: four french (monoecious) and three italian (dioecious). From flowering plants, female flowers were collected and dried in order to e … Continue reading

Project Meeting november 2011

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