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Te Rito Hāpori: Integrating Medicinal Cannabis Outdoor Cropping Within Established Farming Operations in Southland

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posted on 2024-06-21, 04:08 authored by Jaye Cavaye-Astle, Don Morrison, Phil Morrison
As an emerging option for farmers, commercial outdoor growing of medicinal cannabis remains a relatively new and somewhat untested endeavour, particularly in the Otago-Southland region. As a result, considerable knowledge gaps and uncertainties remain which hinder development and growth of this potentially high-value, low-carbon, chemical-light, niche sector. The Te Rito Hāpori research project sought to respond to the most obvious knowledge gaps and uncertainties by capturing and sharing knowledge from a commercial growing operation in Eastern Southland during the 2022/2023 growing season. A number of key outcomes were derived from the Te Rito Hāpori research project including:
  • Validating the potential for outdoor grown medicinal cannabis cropping in the Southland region.
  • Identifying a range of regionally relevant best practice crop management techniques.
  • Identifying a range of regionally relevant factors for integrating medicinal cannabis cropping within existing farm systems.
  • Establishing plant and crop performance baselines against which future medicinal cannabis cropping operations can be benchmarked.
  • Identifying a range of potential future research focus areas

Funding

Funded by the New Zealand Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment's Our Land and Water National Science Challenge (Toitū te Whenua, Toiora te Wai) as part of project Rural Professionals Fund 2022–23

History

Publication date

2024-03-15

Language

  • English

Does this contain Māori information or data?

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