The Australian industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) industry, which focuses mainly on the use of the inner fibres (hurd), the outer fibres (bast) and the flower (seed) are one of the industries which have been determined to have a high growth potential in the AgriFutures Australia Emerging Industries program. The Australian industrial hemp industry aims for the gross value of hemp production to exceed $10 million per annum by 2026. To achieve this vision, hemp production in Australia must overcome some agronomic challenges before the industry can develop. This project aims to develop three scoping studies focusing on the three agronomic aspects of plant development and production: plant nutrition, optimal sowing rates, and optimal soil moisture for different end products and growing environments. The scoping project will result from extensive desktop research and stakeholder consultation across the Australian hemp industry and will result in three areas for recommended scope of works, that will inform future procurements to support the growth and development of the Australian hemp industry.
New and Emerging Industries
Growfield Agricultural Consultancy
Project Start Date
Sunday, June 19, 2022
Project Completion Date
Saturday, December 3, 2022
NEI - New and Emerging Industries - SM1