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Hemp Cultivation

Hemp cultivation encompasses a variety of activities, depending on the purpose of the crop, and provides the agricultural basis for an advancing industry. As the hemp plant’s practicality, sustainability and versatility gains the recognition it deserves, the stigma surrounding it continues to erode, allowing opportunities in cultivation to flourish.

As hemp’s uses become ever more eclectic, demand for particular characteristics widens so new varieties are being progressively bred to give cultivators an unprecedented gene pool to choose from. This guarantees a more efficient and less wasteful growing process, allows product specific material to be produced and affords greater flexibility when it comes to climate and immediate environment.

Whilst a greater focus on sustainability is a key factor in hemp’s renaissance, one should be aware that it’s merits as an industrial material and source of nutrition are the most significant drivers of growth. Hemp derived Cannabidiol (CBD) is also having a marked impact on this market; as a low THC variety of Cannabis Sativa L., hemp is proving a popular choice for manufacturers of CBD products as regulations surrounding it are relatively lenient.

Cultivators are being presented with ever more routes to market as demand increases from processors and manufacturers, with growers associations being formed to streamline this supply chain. Hemp materials and products can now be found across the automobile, construction, cosmetics, energy, engineering, fashion, food, medicine and textile industries, and it seems certain, given the technological innovation being applied, that hemp will only increase its $1 billion market share.

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