There are two methods for collecting hemp biomass, and each are dependent on your end goals. For collection of oils, leaves, or for use as fuel, hemp biomass should be dried as effectively as possible before further processing. For fiber, cloth, or cord production hemp biomass should be “retted.” This insures the fibrous strands that make up the stalk can further separate to make further processing more efficient.
Hemp flower (or buds) are used to be turned into CBD products. The hemp flower is sent to a processing facility where they use different techniques to extract the CBD from the raw hemp flower.