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 18.06.24 / 20.06.24

Industrial Hemp Variety Trial and Sesame Central 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.


Industrial hemp variety trial results on show at Manjimup, WA

The final crop of a three-year national Industrial Hemp Variety Trial (IHVT) will be on display to the public at a field day at Manjimup, Western Australia on 26 February 2024.

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Tasmania’s industrial hemp variety trial results on show at Epping Forrest

Tasmanian farmers have the opportunity to take a close-up look at the results of a three-year industrial hemp variety trial at a field day to be held in the Northern Midlands on Friday February 16.

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Man and plant

Country music legend James Blundell shares industrial hemp trial results

Industrial hemp grower and country music legend James Blundell will open the gates to his southern Queensland property where a range of different industrial hemp varieties are being trialled for their suitability to the local growing conditions.

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