October 15, 2014

Industrial hemp becoming more attractive in low water season in New South Wales Macquarie Valley

With low water levels in Burrendong Dam, irrigators in the Macquarie River valley are facing a dry argument this summer.

Agronomists say there will be much less cotton planted across the valley this growing season, with insufficient water allocation to guarantee the crop.

Hemp is a crop that has been sidelined by the growth of cotton as a fibre, but in recent years it has attracted more interest and greater numbers of farmers are trying their hand at it.

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