“Hemp”have any of you grown it in the Uk?

MX7

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cotswolds
for fibre, seeds or oil ?
I am not too sure .
To start with,I believe in the UK one has to go through a lot of Bureaucracy to apply for license to grow it, and that might only allow one to grow it for the seed , the hemp itself having to be destroyed , but I may have misinterpreted what I have read.
Do you need a license to grow it Aus?
 

Boysground

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Mixed Farmer
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Wiltshire
My son is in Canada, lots grown around him, usually they put maize on the headlands to keep the locals out. What surprised me was the amount of tobacco grown.

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Bald Rick

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Location
Anglesey
I ask,as my wife has said a client of hers was looking in to growing it.
No gibberish please. :rolleyes:
Yes.

Run away as fast as you can. Got a good rogering from the Essex bandits back in the day. Retting is the big issue in the U.K. due to dew in the autumn. Didn’t bother the Romans who grew it on the Island but bothered the bandits bigly
 
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MX7

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cotswolds
Hemcore were the firm allegedly dealing with the contracts. I don’t know anyone’s crop actually made the grade for fibre and got paid for it.
May be time for a thread in cropping titled ,
“Specialty Crops that have burnt your Fingers”!!!
Either through very low uneconomic yields,at best, unable to harvest or even worse combined but you never got paid as company went bust you grew the crop for!! (n) :rolleyes:
 

melted welly

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DD9.
May be time for a thread in cropping titled ,
“Specialty Crops that have burnt your Fingers”!!!
Either through very low uneconomic yields,at best, unable to harvest or even worse combined but you never got paid as company went bust you grew the crop for!! (n) :rolleyes:
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before my time, but seems there was a flax growing group round here back in the day that dad was in. It’s funny, every once in a while someone makes reference to an old JD mower conditioner that was parked up/abandoned in a corner of a yard with the drum absolutely bound tight with the stuff.

it must’ve been really bad for my old man to give up on it, I’ve never known him to throw the towel in on anything. 😆
 

MX7

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cotswolds
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before my time, but seems there was a flax growing group round here back in the day that dad was in. It’s funny, every once in a while someone makes reference to an old JD mower conditioner that was parked up/abandoned in a corner of a yard with the drum absolutely bound tight with the stuff.

it must’ve been really bad for my old man to give up on it, I’ve never known him to throw the towel in on anything. 😆
Is it still there or was did you eventually unblock it with an acetylene torch, job done ;)
 
May be time for a thread in cropping titled ,
“Specialty Crops that have burnt your Fingers”!!!
Either through very low uneconomic yields,at best, unable to harvest or even worse combined but you never got paid as company went bust you grew the crop for!! (n) :rolleyes:
dunno about “speciality” crops, but I once delivered 250 tonne of sunflowers that I never got paid for. That hurt . . .
 
I am not too sure .
To start with,I believe in the UK one has to go through a lot of Bureaucracy to apply for license to grow it, and that might only allow one to grow it for the seed , the hemp itself having to be destroyed , but I may have misinterpreted what I have read.
Do you need a license to grow it Aus?
I planted a 14 hectare trial block on irrigation country for a neighbour a few years ago. It was to be grown for the seed, used in food products & oil. There were no real restrictions or license involved, the only advice from the police was don’t talk about it too much 🤣
But, it was very low / nil in THC.
For people growing medicinal cannabis, it is a WHOLE different ballgame, with licenses & very high security
 
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Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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