Playing a bit of catch-up, Florida could be in prime position to cash in on industrial hemp with its unique growing season and markets. The benefits are many for Florida growers potentially gaining access to an alternative crop that’s so high in demand. More from Growing Produce.
Industrial Hemp on8 the Radar for Florida Farmers and Researchers
Hemp has many practical uses, including fiber, building materials, and forage — to name a few. Photo courtesy of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food & Environment
The University of Florida Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund has given the OK for UF/IFAS researchers to develop hemp management and cropping systems. The move is an important step to test the viability of what could become a valuable alternative crop for the state’s łagriculture producers.
Industrial hemp, a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, has been cultivated for 10,000 years as a fiber and grain crop.
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By Richard M. Smith|April 20, 2018
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