This paper evaluated the environmental impacts of different agronomic practices for a hemp seed crop grown in Mediterranean environment. The following agricultural variables have been considered: seven monoecious hemp varieties(Epsilon68 (E68), Fedora17 (F17), Felina32 (F32), Ferimon (Fe), Futura75 (F75), Santhica27 (S27), Uso31 (U31)), three plant densities (40, 80, and 120 plants m−2 ), and two levels of nitrogen (N) fertilization (50 and 100 kg ha−1 of N). Life cycle assessment (LCA) and carbon footprint (CF) methodologies have been applied to evaluate impacts. In all hemp genotypes, the impacts grew by decreasing both N fertilizer and plants densities. The scenario most impacting was E68/F75/S27 genotypes cultivated with 50 kg ha−1 of N fertilizer and 40 plants m−2 , while the lowest one was Fe with 100 kg ha−1 of N fertilizer and 120 plants m−2 . The highest CF was found for E68/F75/S27 cultivated with 50 kg ha−1 of N fertilizer and 40 plants m−2 (18.720 kg CO2 eq). This study highlighted the most environmentally sustainable agronomic practices to support farmer and decision maker in Cannabis sativa L. cultivation for seed production

Hemp seed production: environmental impacts of Cannabis sativa L. Agronomic practices by Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and carbon footprint methodologies / Campiglia, Enio; Gobbi, Laura; Marucci, Alvaro; Rapa, Mattia; Ruggieri, Roberto; Vinci, Giuliana. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 12:16(2020), pp. 1-13. [10.3390/su12166570]

Hemp seed production: environmental impacts of Cannabis sativa L. Agronomic practices by Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and carbon footprint methodologies

Gobbi, Laura;Rapa, Mattia;Ruggieri, Roberto;Vinci, Giuliana
2020

Abstract

This paper evaluated the environmental impacts of different agronomic practices for a hemp seed crop grown in Mediterranean environment. The following agricultural variables have been considered: seven monoecious hemp varieties(Epsilon68 (E68), Fedora17 (F17), Felina32 (F32), Ferimon (Fe), Futura75 (F75), Santhica27 (S27), Uso31 (U31)), three plant densities (40, 80, and 120 plants m−2 ), and two levels of nitrogen (N) fertilization (50 and 100 kg ha−1 of N). Life cycle assessment (LCA) and carbon footprint (CF) methodologies have been applied to evaluate impacts. In all hemp genotypes, the impacts grew by decreasing both N fertilizer and plants densities. The scenario most impacting was E68/F75/S27 genotypes cultivated with 50 kg ha−1 of N fertilizer and 40 plants m−2 , while the lowest one was Fe with 100 kg ha−1 of N fertilizer and 120 plants m−2 . The highest CF was found for E68/F75/S27 cultivated with 50 kg ha−1 of N fertilizer and 40 plants m−2 (18.720 kg CO2 eq). This study highlighted the most environmentally sustainable agronomic practices to support farmer and decision maker in Cannabis sativa L. cultivation for seed production
2020
industrial hemp; environmental impact; farmer practices; hemp seed cultivation; LCA; carbon footprint
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Hemp seed production: environmental impacts of Cannabis sativa L. Agronomic practices by Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and carbon footprint methodologies / Campiglia, Enio; Gobbi, Laura; Marucci, Alvaro; Rapa, Mattia; Ruggieri, Roberto; Vinci, Giuliana. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 12:16(2020), pp. 1-13. [10.3390/su12166570]
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