What’s a reasonable expectation for industrial hemp yields?
According to Manitoba Agriculture, a government agency:
“Hemp grain yields over the years [2001-2007] have been variable. Yields have been reported from 100 to 1,100 pounds per acre. New growers should expect 300-400 lbs/acre grain yield (clean, dry basis), while with experience the potential of current varieties could be in excess of 600 lbs/acre (clean, dry basis). ”
“Fibre Yields: Hemp will be harvested as a fibre only crop or a dual grain and fibre crop. In a dual-purpose scenario, stalk yield should be in the .75 to 1.5 tonnes/acre range.
“In crops grown and managed solely as fibre crops, average yields of 3 tonnes/acre are expected with a range from 1 to 6 tonnes per acre. Moisture content at time of harvest will be about 40% and will need to dry down to 12 to 14% for baling and storage.”
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