Hemp is often touted as a super-crop with myriad uses. So what does it take to grow it? Here's an overview.
Hemp grows more vigorously than corn, but requires less water, pesticides, herbicides, and fertiliser, earning it a reputation as a sustainable crop.
The plant has over 25,000 known uses and is potentially an eco-friendly alternative for other crops commonly produced on an industrial scale.MORE INFORMATION
Hemp fabrics are stronger, more absorbent, more durable, and better insulating than cotton. Furthermore, they don’t stretch out of shape. Hemp fibres dye well and retain its color better than any other fabric including cotton or linen.
Hemp grows prolifically, making it an extremely efficient crop for some sustainable plastics known as 'bioplastics'. They are lightweight, biodegradable and can replace many petrochemical plastics (oil-based plastics).
Hempcrete is a bio-composite that is made from the inner wood core of the hemp plant and mixed with lime and other natural materials. Whilst low density, Hempcrete is a carbon-negative material that consumes carbon which makes it an ecofriendly construction material.
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