Tel/Fax: +31 (0)20 618 8758
(Notice: The International Hemp Association is a non-profit
member-supported volunteer organization with no paid employees.)
An archive of back issues of the IHA Journal can be found at:
A nice summary of crop physiology of hemp can be found in:
Van der Werf H M G, E W J M Mathijssen & A J Haverkort, 1996. The potential
of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) for sustainable fibre production, a crop
physiological appraisal. Annals of Applied Biology: 129: 109-123.
On request I can send a reprint of this paper.
Hayo van der Werf
>From: "Michele Gale-Sinex/CIAS, UW-Madison" <email@example.com>
>Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 13:55:48 -0500
>Subject: (Fwd) Farmers sue government to get ban on hemp lifted
>CC: KLEMME@aae.wisc.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org
>Wondered whether those of you following this topic saw this
>Associated Press piece. Barry McCaffrey needs to read more American
>history and fewer comic books. In my not so humble opinion.
>For instance, Wisconsin once had a huge hemp fiber industry,
>supplying much of the cordage for the Great Lakes region, including
>Chicago and the many ports of call along the Third Coast. Our paper
>industry is very hungry for sources of fiber and eager to modify
>their image as rainforest-rapers...you can fill in the blanks there.
>And I've talked to a good number of farmers who'd love to grow a
>fiber crop in rotation...though the question of what that'd all mean
>from a farming practices and systems perspective remains open for
>most of them.
>UW-Madison's former research division dean, Bob Steele, was very
>open minded about this topic; he went to Penn State in '97. Anyone
>know of any movement forward on hemp farming research at PSU?
>Elsewhere? I'd be interested in having anyone who has expertise on
>this whole area offer an update on SANET.
Hayo M.G. van der Werf
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Unité d'Agronomie de Rennes-Quimper
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F 35042 Rennes
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