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Lauchlan is president and co-founder of the Queensland Hemp Association.
Since 2013, he has been contributing to Australia’s industrial hemp industry from seed to shelf, with improved crop success nationally.
He is focussed on developing successful hemp cultivars as the foundation for a successful hemp industry
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Mick Andersen is the founder and owner of Good Country Hemp Pty. Ltd, a hemp foods processing facility based in Bordertown, South Australia. Good Country Hemp contract hemp growers directly, primarily in SA, and have processing lines for cold pressed hemp seed oil and hulled hemp seed, marketed online and through supermarket and health food stores.They also supply bulk hemp food products.
A qualified agricultural engineer, Mick started in the hemp industry in early 2018 after running an agricultural shed construction business for 25 years.
In 2019 Mick visited France and Germany looking at hemp crop varieties and seed processing equipment, and has travelled extensively both in Australia and around worldwide in his previous agricultural roles.
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Dominic Calder is the AHC Council member for the Northern Territory. As the Diversification Development Officer for the Northern Territory Farmers Association it is his role is to promote and assist farmers with diversifying their farms and operations.
Dominic has a background in the horticulture industry in QLD and he is passionate about agriculture and the NT.
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Dr Bronwyn Blake is a member of iHempWA and HempGro, and was an inaugural committee member for both organisations.
Bronwyn and husband, Chris, have been licensed hemp growers since 2014 and currently own and operate Vasse Valley Hemp Farm, WA’s leading hemp foods business.
An Agricultural Scientist, Bronwyn is well known within the hemp industry for her research into hemp forage for livestock and currently leads the AHC’s hemp fodder working group.
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Lyn Stephenson is the founder and president of Regenerative Hemp Victoria.
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Calculating water requirements is a challenge and is likely to become more so with anticipated changes to our climate. That said, we need to make provision for dry conditions to make the best out of the crop.
Soil moisture as well as temperature at sowing are significant. A soil moisture probe will help you decide how much to pre-irrigate. Be aware that the germination and early establishment phase are most vulnerable to over irrigating. Close monitoring is required during the first 6 weeks or so.
Managing what may be a scarce water resource is critical and requires that irrigation equipment is well maintained and operated at maximum efficiency.
Opportunity costs identify alternative returns on the assets deployed. This is important to get an accurate assessment of the profit margin attributable to the hemp crop. If you are unsure what to include, please check with your accountant.
The surest way to have good germination is to have the soil prepared (tilled) so there is very good seed to soil contact. Hemp has very little vigour as a seedling so limit compaction as far as possible.
Select the seed variety to fit the purpose. Grain varieties will not grow much biomass, and biomass varieties will not grow much grain, so pick the variety that best suits your market. Also note that the hurd from grain varieties is generally of a lower quality compared with fibre varieties, hence the market price for the straw will also be less.
Germination percentages are essential to know so be sure to get a germination test result when making your seed purchase.
For consistent hurd quality we recommend that you have the seed graded by size and sow the smaller size separately from the larger size.
Get expert advice to set the optimal space between plants. This will vary depending on variety and chosen crop type. Note that hemp has an auto toxicity factor and slower developing plants may be choked or killed off due to close proximity to stronger plants.
The choice and application of any fertiliser must be based on a soil test together with advice from an experienced agronomist.
As a guide, hemp initially requires a similar nutrient profile as a Maize crop.
An agronomist can also advise on the best timing for both fertiliser and chemical applications. Note that fertiliser and chemical requirements may well change (reduce) with subsequent plantings so a soil test should be done each year. Crop yields can be expected to improve with experience.
Seeds sown at a consistent depth will give you the best chance of uniform growth and optimal results. Having the soil well prepared and irrigated are prerequisites for success.
July 13, 2023: Hemp on par with wood in ability to capture and store greenhouse gas
June 27, 2023: Hemp can be substitute for polyethylene in packaging, Canadian study shows
June 23 2023: Hemp shows promise in cleanup of toxic chemicals used in many products
April 18, 2023: Canadian team’s hempcrete building is ‘carbon-minimal, beautiful’
March 22, 2023: Zimbabwe’s hemp fortunes hinge on diversification into fiber, foods
February 27, 2023: Hempcrete takes ‘important step’ in U.S. by entering international code
February 17, 2023: $7.4 million grant backs Canadian hemp composite maker
February 9, 2023: 20 hemp fiber processors now online in U.S., analyst says
January 19, 2023: Swedish developer plans largest building in world using hemp insulation
January 17, 2023: Scottish bank raises investment in hemp insulation maker to £5 million
December 22, 2020: Australia loosens CBD rules, but stakeholders say it’s not enough
December 15, 2020: New Zealand textile maker nears startup of hemp production line
November 4, 2020: Government continues its support for hemp in South Australia
October 22, 2020: Australian state of Victoria sets hemp trials at ‘smart farm’
October 15, 2020: Hay farmer receives first hemp license in Australia’s Northern Territory
September 15, 2020: Proper framework could boost New Zealand hemp, report says
September 14, 2020: Plan for over-the-counter CBD in Australia carries heavy restrictions
August 5, 2020: Australian researchers studying hemp nutrition for animal feed
May 3, 2020: Changes in Australia could make CBD available over-the-counter
January 31, 2020: Australian conference will look at hemp’s potential in wake of fires
October 5, 2021: NZ company to make CBD
October 1 2021: Australian stakeholders say black market for CBD is thriving
August 5 2021: Australian study shows hemp’s promise as feed for sheep
August 3 2021: Australian research team aims to develop new hemp varieties
June 24, 2021: Australian group buys 1,047-ha farm, says it fits hemp strategy
June 15, 2021: BOHECO to supply Australia’s SSA
March 16, 2021: Australian project seeks consultants
February 5, 2021: Australian group sets strategic plan
January 27, 2021: New Zealand initiative to study potential of hempseed hulls
July 19, 2022: Creditors to meet next week over fate of troubled Australian company
May 20, 2022: Certifying of carbon credits can advance hemp among Australian farmers
March 28, 2022: Australian state to review hemp act as stakeholders say rules are too strict
June 8, 2023: Stakeholders in Australian state say hemp can help fill gap after logging is banned
February 1, 2023: French and Polish hemp varieties stand out in Australian trials
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Legislation: Drugs Misuse Act 1986
Regulations: Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987
Regulatory Body: Business Queensland
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THC at harvest <1%
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Legislation: Hemp Fibre Industry Facilitation Act 2004
Regulatory Body: Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate
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Licence term: 3 years
December 31, 2021: Interest in building materials rising fast
December 30, 2021: Hemp fiber valued for its sustainability
December 23, 2021: Model home is blueprint for sustainable, affordable housing in India
December 21, 2021: Funding will let New Zealand fiber venture ‘go farther, faster’
December 14, 2021: Hemp surging as an environmental alternative to other fibers’
December 10, 2021: European fiber, seed show promise; key derivatives seen bottoming out
November 12, 2021: New harvester yields hemp fiber suitable for flax processing lines
October 22, 2021: Pennsylvania opens 2022 licensing amid signals of shift to fiber
October 8, 2021: Missouri grants back fiber processing
September 15, 2021: Hemp takes a foothold in grain, fiber in South Dakota’s first year
July 30, 2021: Hemp included in New York program backing fiber production
June 30, 2021: First fiber processing facility goes online in Western Australia
July 13, 2021: California group in grain, fiber trials; factory, biochar research planned
June 1, 2021: Canadian maker of mobile decorticator signs on customers in NZ, SA
April 16, 2021: Australian project will set technical plan for fiber production
March 19, 2021: Australian fiber processing startup completes fundraising
June 30, 2021: South Dakota farmers eschew CBD in favor of fiber and grain
June 28, 2021: 40,000 acres of fiber hemp fuels China’s ‘one county, one industry’ strategy
May 26, 2021: Canadian company raises $7 million, will develop fiber factory in Europe
April 23, 2021: Pakistani denim maker looks to Texas for cottonized fiber
April 21, 2021: U.S. fiber processor says it has raised $2.8 million
April 19, 2021: Italian ‘eco-leather’ is new use for dust from hemp fiber
March 5, 2021: Italian researcher says stalks from polluted soil OK for building, energy
February 15, 2021: Australian firm says it will bring HempBLOCK system to USA
January 13, 2020: Malaysian association sees fiber as first opportunity for hemp
January 28, 2021: U.S. firm plans March startup of fiber processing factory
January 25, 2021: Demand for sustainable textiles is big opportunity for hemp fiber
January 21, 2021: Italy’s Umbria region has ambitious hemp plan based on fiber
October 5, 2020: Turkish developers say their technology can strip fiber without retting
May 14, 2020: China agrees to buy U.S. hemp fiber; Can anyone supply it?
December 27, 2022: Major projects reflect growing popularity of hemp building around the world
December 19, 2022: Factory for nonwovens opens
December 12, 2022: As war destroys homes, Ukrainian hemp builder keeps on building
October 31, 2022: UK builder says homeowners have moved into 25 new hemp houses
October 3, 2022: Large quantities, fast methods needed for hempcrete to meet promise in housing
September 13, 2022: Pre-fab hempcrete construction materials offer alternative to traditional builds
August 29, 2022: Hempcrete seen as part of eco-friendly solution to Zimbabwe’s housing shortage
July 29, 2022: Ahead for the industry: Fiber and food, sure, but hemp will be relegated to a ‘specialty crop’
July 14, 2022: South African project demonstrates hemp’s potential to upgrade existing buildings
July 1, 2022: Tests at Kansas university show hempcrete’s potential in net-zero buildings
Jun 20, 2022: Tennessee hemp stakeholders hope research will spur investment in fiber
March 7, 2022: Modular system offers framed hempcrete panels for faster builds
February 22, 2022: Italian project aims to clean up polluted land, turn out fiber products
February 7, 2022: Explosive’ demand for hurd in Europe is bright signal for hemp building
January 28, 2022: Researchers say hemp-based rebar could replace steel in construction
January 5, 2022: Polish hemp varieties lead grain and fiber trials in North Dakota
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Tim is president of the Australian Hemp Council and has been farming in Tasmania for the past 20 years. In 2003 the family purchased Woodlands a 350ha farm near Deloraine in Northern Tasmania. Primarily a beef trading and dairy agistment farm they also grow potatoes and hemp.
In 2016 Tim became president of the Tasmanian Hemp Association and has since advocated for the Tasmanian hemp industry. He stepped down as THA president at the AGM on 2 September 2022.
Tim also sits on the TFGA Meat Council, is a longstanding chairman of the Deloraine Landcare Group, past chairman of the Meander Valley Council NRM committee and committee member of the Meander Valley Water Users.
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Our Top 5 Cultivars have been developed without genetic modification to grow and thrive in most regions of Australia.
ECO-MS77 is a robust dual-purpose diecious variety of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) bred for a longer internode length than ‘ECO-CHG’, high vegetative force, great capability of adaptation, greater TSW (30 – 32g) and very low cannabinoid (THC and other cannabinoids) content. This variety bred in Australia using a recurrent selection method and is suited to a wide range of latitude (5 – 53) for fiber production.
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ECO-CHY is a grain variety of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) bred in Australia for higher seed yield and low THC content that is suited for production in sub-tropical environments. This variety has desired traits for commercial grain yield in sub-tropical environments. It’s unique canopy structure allows commercial farming of this variety at lower planting density and is suitable for row cropping.
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Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981
Agriculture Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 (effective as from 5 April 2023. See Part 5—Amendment of Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981*)
Regulations: Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances (Industrial Hemp) Regulations 2018
Regulatory Body: Agriculture Victoria
THC at planting <0.35% – increased to <1% as from 5 April 2023*
THC at harvest <1%
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Legislation: Hemp Industry Act 2019
Regulations: Hemp Industry Regulations 2020
Regulatory Body: NT Government
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Cultivars to be grown must be from the approved list
Licence term: 5 years
Application fee: $1,250
Governing Legislation: Hemp Industry Act 2008
Regulations: Hemp Industry Regulation 2016
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THC at planting: <0.5%
THC at harvest: <1%
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Governing Legislation: Industrial Hemp Act 2017
Regulations: Industrial Hemp Act Regulations 2017
Government Department responsible: Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA)
Term of licence: 5 years
Application fee: $1,181
Police check cost: $218 per person
Legislation: Industrial Hemp Act 2004
Regulations: Industrial Hemp Regulations 2004
Regulatory Body: Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (PIRD)
THC at planting <0.5%
THC at harvest <1%
Application fee: $368
Renewal fee: $136
Site Test and audit fees: $650
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Legislation: Industrial Hemp Act 2015
Regulations: Industrial Hemp Regulations 2016
Regulatory Body: Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (DPIPWE)
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Jaimie Milling is a fourth-generation farmer who has been in the agriculture industry all his life.
He has a Farm Business Management Degree and for 35-years he has owned and managed large broad acre mixed farm operations across NSW. Jaimie also has extensive experience in the agriculture industry both domestically and internationally, having worked in Africa, UK and Europe, as well as in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
He is the co-founder of Canna Hemp Care Pty Ltd, one of the larger hemp growers in NSW, with commercial crops of 20-to-200 hectares. They have strong existing relationships with hemp food and fibre processors and markets both nationally and overseas, and heavily involved in hemp fibre crop growing, marketing and processing.
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