MECHANISED HARVESTING OF INFLORESCENCES OF MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANT SPECIES CULTIVATED ON A SMALL SCALE
RECOLTAREA MECANIZATĂ A INFLORESCENȚELOR UNOR SPECII DE PLANTE MEDICINALE ȘI AROMATICE CULTIVATE LA SCARĂ REDUSĂ
The quality of plant material obtained from cultivated medicinal and aromatic plants depends on several important factors, including harvesting, which must be carried out according to the requirements of each cultivation technology. Current producers, especially those who grow these species on small and medium-sized areas, face the high price of labour or its acute shortage, as well as limited access to specialized equipment. The paper provides a brief summary of current concerns about mechanised harvesting of inflorescences of medicinal species cultivated on a small-scale, with mechanisation generally being a guarantee of economic efficiency and quality.
Abstract in Romanian