South Australia's fledgling hemp
industry could be worth $3 million annually within five years, government data
The projections come as research
finds the crop will grow "very successfully" in the state, and
growers throughout the Riverland and South East are planting, or getting ready
to plant, their first crops.
Research scientist Mark Skewes, from
the Loxton Research Centre in the Riverland, has predicted positive results for
SA's first growers based on preliminary trials.
"Certainly in terms of being
able to grow hemp and produce good yields of quality seed, that's all looking
promising," he said.
"Hemp will grow very
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ABC NEWS 23/11/18