The UK hemp crop is excellent for the environment.
Late spring sown crop - grows up to 2.5m in just over four months!
Very efficient carbon sequester - 1 m2 of hemp locks the same amunt of CO2 as forested area of the same size
One hectare of hemp can produce as much usable fiber as 4 hectares of trees or two hectares of cotton
No use of any pesticides or herbicides
Hemp grows diverse climates and soil types. It has natural resistance and does not require pesticides. ?
Great for the soil - Leaf matter supplies essential nutrients back to the soil as a natural fertiliser. It also leaves a weed-free field for follow on crops while simultaneously conditioning and securing topsoil.?
Provides an excellent habitat for wildlife
Requires less fuel to grow and harvest than other crops as there is no need for chemical or mechanical weed control during the growing period
The fibre is used for BMW car doors, reducing the weightper car by approximately 1kg
The fibre is also used for highly effective insulation
The woody core is used in Hemcrete building products and also high quality animal bedding
Leaf matter supplies essential nutrientsback to the soil as a natural fertiliser
There are more than 25,000 known uses for hemp. It produces food, fibre, fuel and has unique medicinal properties. It is the world’s most versatile natural product, potentially replacing wood, cotton, and petroleum products (including plastics).
Watch our GOOD OIL video to find out more about Hemp and the Environment: