Trial Report Summary

Evaluating Hemp grain and fiber varieties for yield

Crop Type(s):

James Frey PCDF Roblin, Craig Linde CMCDC Carberry, Scott Chalmers WADO Melita, Jeff Kostuik, Hemp Genetics International


Assessing different hemp varieties for grain / fiber yield potential.

Project Findings:

Arborg site had seen differences in grain / fiber yield among hemp varieties tested. Grain yield ranged from 565 – 1222 kg/ha for different varieties tested in both trials.


The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) is a not-for-profit organization, which represents over 260 growers across all 10 provinces as well as numerous processors, distributors, developers and researchers involved in Canada’s rapidly growing industrial hemp industry.

There were a number of new developments in Canadian legislation in 2018 with a very direct affect on Canadian hemp growers.  The CHTA website outlines these new developments, specifically the changes in Cannabis legislation as well as Health Canada’s revision of Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).  These changes now allow hemp farmers to immediately collect and store industrial hemp flower, bud and leaf material, a vital piece which was previously prohibited.

This current trial looked at separate grain and fibre varieties of hemp how they perform in Interlake region.


Entire findings are available by downloading the report PDF.

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