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1. What is Industrial Hemp?
Industrial Hemp is Cannabis Sativia L. The Cannabis plant is considered Industrial Hemp if it is less than 0.3% THC and greater than 10% Cannabidiol.
2. What is it used for?
Industrial Hemp can be used in up to 25,000 different markets across the world. The most common markets for Industrial Hemp are Textiles, Cosmetics, Food, and animal feed/bedding.
3. How should it be planted?
Hemp plants grown for fiber or oilseed are planted densely (about 35-50 plants per square foot) to discourage branching and flowering. The period of seeding to harvest ranges from 70 to 140 days, depending on the purpose, cultivar or variety, and climatic conditions.
4. What’s the average crop yield?
According to Agriculture and AgriFood Canada production statistics, one acre of hemp yields an average of ~ 700 lbs of grain, which equals 50 gallons of oil and 530 lbs of meal. That same acre could yield an average of 5,300 lbs of straw, which could be processed into ~ 1,300 lbs of long fiber
13 The average Exchange for USD to CAD in 2013 was $0.97USD = $1.00 CAD
Total Costs when converted equal $312.57 per acre for grain and $293.62 for hemp fiber.