Published: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
This form is for use in conjunction with Section 6 Harvest of Cultivated and Wild Collected Plants. Supporting information for specific elements can be attached to this form.
Harvesting procedures for both cultivated and wild collected plants require proper attention in order to ensure botanical quality. Harvest timing, weather conditions, handling of the harvested material, and other factors must be carefully considered. This section recommends good harvesting practices applicable to farms in general; it does not include any specialized requirements established in 21 CFR 112 for covered produce farms.
Harvest season and harvest time are important factors in the collection of good quality plant material. Furthermore, the condition of the plants themselves at the time of harvest has a significant effect on quality, as do ambient weather conditions and the actual practices that are used to conduct the harvest.
Harvest and handling practices have a significant impact on the quality of the harvested material.
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