Quirindi farmer Peter Slade, “Glenmore”, has grown a five hectare trial hemp crop.
Just eight weeks later, the plants tower above his head.
“It’s amazing, it’s like nothing else I’ve grown,” he said.
Mr Slade, who with his wife Adele also grows millet and nyjer for specialty bird seed products, found industrial hemp was a perfect break crop for his operation.
The hemp grew so rapidly and densely any weeds were quickly choked out, providing a clean slate for the next season’s crop.