Skip to main content
HomeSelecting Hemp Varieties for Fibre Only Applications

Selecting Hemp Varieties for Fibre Only Applications

Successful and economically sustainable production of hemp solely for fibre applications requires selection of fibre-type varieties that are characterized by high biomass acquisition in the tall stems, typically exceeding 2 metres in height. 

Presently, due to a lack of suitable harvesting equipment in Canada, cultivation of fibre type cultivars as a dual purpose crop is impractical as grain combines poorly handle (i.e., wrapping, plugging) large volumes of fibrous material; however, such implements are available in Europe
[1]. Emerging fibre processors show tangible interest in having access to high yield and fibre quality cultivars.