19 Oct '15, 3am

Tony Budden's Hemp House

DaggaParty, thanks for your comments, but there are a few points you would like to raise. Firstly, with a carbon saving of around 500kg’s per m2 of wall when compared to brick and cement, event putting the transposrt of one 20ft container from France to SA, the hemp will still be lessening emissions. Please can you let me know where you get thet amount of 40t/ha of biomass for dagga from? Hemp is harvested after 100 days for fibre, while outdoor dagga is usually in the ground for 6 or 7 months. Hemp left to go for that long would also have a much higher biomass yield, but the quality of the fibre would be inferior. Dagga cultivars may give good biomass, but will not provide good fibre and will be very difficult to process for fibre due to too many branches. In Australia,, growing chinese hemp cultivars, they are getting 50t/ha of wet biomass from hemp in a similar climate ...

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