National Industrial Hemp Fibre and Grain Variety Evaluation
Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance
To evaluate hemp grain and fibre varieties for the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance
Grain yield results are available through the SEED Manitoba guide (2018).
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 which very directly affects 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.
Jason Green, Head of Agriculture with Canopy Hemp and Director of the CHTA explains that this new permission allows hemp growers to learn more about the harvesting, drying and storing of their harvest materials, a key component in then bringing their product to market.
This trial looked at separate grain and fibre varieties of hemp.
Entire findings are available by downloading the report PDF.