Industrial Hemp

The industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) industry is experiencing strong growth, with innovative technologies improving production and a range of value-added products being developed. Industrial hemp, i.e. low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) hemp, has a wide range of applications, including textiles, paper, rope, fuel, oil and stockfeed, as well as building materials, cosmetics and pet food.

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AUSTRALIA WIDE 30.01.24 / 20.06.24

Industrial Hemp Variety Trial Field Days 2024

The emerging industrial hemp industry has varietal trials in the ground in every state, and the Northern Territory in Australia. Farmers interested in growing the crop are invited to inspect the sites at a series of field days planned for 2024.


AgriFutures Australia launches $2.5m research program to boost industrial hemp production

With the global industrial hemp market expected to reach $18.6 billion by 2027, the new research program will help Australian producers and processors capitalise on the opportunity.

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New research is set to bolster the Australian industrial hemp industry

Food, fabric, even fence posts have the ability to be made from industrial hemp.

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Northern Industrial Hemp Variety Trial sites open for inspection ahead of harvest

Farmers, processors, food retailers and commercial investors are invited to inspect two industrial hemp variety trials in northern Australia next month (June) as interest in the emerging industry continues to grow.

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