Oil flax – is an annual plant that tolerates short-term frosts. Grows from 30 to 70 cm tall, forms heads and must mature fully to brown maturity if grown for oil (no chemical drying recommended). The stems have fiber, so the equipment must be ready for harvesting, the knives must be sharp. All rotating parts are monitored during threshing, as the fiber wraps around and can catch fire from friction.
Use: to press oil and animal feed.
Cultivation features: fertile medium and light soils are suitable for flax. Acidic and very dry sands or heavy clays are not suitable. It is sown when the yews are green. Seed flax usually has a long growing season, so it is cut late – in September, and sometimes even in October (depending on the flax variety and meteorological conditions during the growing season). It is necessary to choose a dry, sunny day for cutting and cut flax only after noon, when it is dry enough.