September 28, 2014

Hemp holds potential for Alberta farmers — if they can grow long-fibre varieties

Alberta Farmer Express
In order to get hemp from the field into a material that companies like Cylab can manufacture, the fibre must first be separated from the internal hurd — ideally in a location close to where the crop is grown in order to maintain the fibre strength.

“To turn this product here in Canada into a product that I can use, you need decortication,” said Boag. 

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