Evaluation of Hemp and Kenaf Breeding

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  • Published: 29 Nov 2006

  • Author(s): Weeden, B R

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In recent years manufacturers throughout the world, including Australia, have shown significant interest in the old and new uses of plant bast fibres. These fibres can be used in manufacturing environmentally sustainable products and it is claimed, can be grown as a part of a more environmentally sustainable cropping system.

This publication reports on the performance of a number of hemp and kenaf varieties grown under tropical and sub-tropical environments in Queensland.