Hemp : Industrial Production and Uses

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Hemp production for industrial purposes continues to grow worldwide, and is currently being used for many applications including house insulation, paper making, animal bedding, fabric, rope making and also as a biofuel. This book brings together international experts to examine all aspects of industrial hemp production, including the origins of hemp production, as well as the botany and anatomy, genetics and breeding, quality assessment, regulations, and the agricultural and industrial economics of hemp production. A translation of Le Chanvre Industriel, this book has been revised and updated for an international audience and is essential reading for producers of industrial hemp, industry personnel and agriculture researchers and students.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 172 x 244 x 19mm | 730g
  • Wallingford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 184
  • 1845937929
  • 9781845937928
  • 567,778

Table of contents

1: Hemp: A Plant with a Worldwide Distribution
2: The History of Hemp
3: Physiology and Botany of Industrial Hemp
4: Genetics and Selection of Hemp
5: Factors Affecting the Yield of Industrial Hemp - Experimental Results from France
6: Hemp Agronomics and Cultivation
7: Legislative Controls on the Cultivation of Hemp
8: The Agricultural Economics of Hemp
9: The Industrial Hemp Economy
10: Integrated Quality Management for Bast Fibres in Technical Applications
11: Use of Natural Fibres in Composites for German Automotive Production from 1999 to 2005
12: Increasing Demand for European Hemp Fibres
13: Hemp in Papermaking
14: Hemp and Plastics
15: Medicinal Uses of Hemp
16: Hemp Seeds for Nutrition
17: Hemp and the Construction Industry
18: The Uses of Hemp for Domestic Animals
19: Chemical and Morphological Differences in Hemp Varieties
20: Hemp Production Outside the EU - North America and Eastern Europe
21: The Role of Hemp in Sustainable Development
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About Pierre Bouloc

Pierre Bouloc is at La Chanvriere de L'Aube (LCDA), France. S. Allegret is at La Chanvriere de L'Aube (LCDA), France. L. Arnaud is at La Chanvriere de L'Aube (LCDA), France.
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