Harvesting lavandin

Harvesting lavandin

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Credit: MARTYN F. CHILLMAID/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: The Valensole plateau has ideal farming conditions for lavender cultivation. 700 metres elevation, flat, the stony soil is fast draining and poor, ideal conditions for the sterile hybrid - lavandin. Using a forage harvester with a lavender cutter mounted, the cut stems are shredded and blown into a distilling trailer. 3 rows of flowers are cut simultaneously. Lavadine essential oil used for commercial perfumes and added to many products like cosmetics, washing powder, candles, soap, and various cleaners. Valensole plateau, Provence, France.

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Keywords: agriculture, candles, cleaners, combine, combining, cosmetics, cultivation, distilling trailer, essential oil, farming, forage harvester, france, french, harvesting, household, july, lavandin, lavender, perfumes, plateau, provence, soap, sterile hybrid, tractor, valensole, washing powder

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