Current Applications, Approaches and Potential Perspectives for Hemp

Current Applications, Approaches and Potential Perspectives for Hemp

Crop Management, Industrial Usages, and Functional Purposes

1st Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Ivan Francisco Garcia Tejero, Victor Hugo Duran Zuazo
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323898676

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Current Applications, Approaches and Potential Perspectives for Hemp: Crop Management, Industrial Usages, and Functional Purposes presents the latest in the rapidly growing interest for hemp cultivation and its sustainable applications for humans. This book gathers research and review chapters that analyze research trends and current agricultural issues. It then proposes alternative solutions and describes current and future applications for this raw material. This book will be extremely beneficial for researchers, academics, policymakers, technicians and other stakeholders interested in this crop development and its applications. Cannabis sativa is considered as a proper and alternative crop because of its wide range of applications and marketability, especially when developed for biomedical applications. Thus, many producers and technicians are trying to find relevant information about this crop development and usages in order to be considered viable in the future.

Key Features

  • Presents research and review chapters that analyze current trends and agricultural issues
  • Details the growing and diverse applications for hemp fibers, seed grain and essential oils due to its pharmacologically beneficial properties
  • Describes the current and future applications for this raw material


Researchers, academic and policy makers in the field of Cannabis Sativa L and crop development

Table of Contents

  • SECTION 1 Agronomical purposes for fibre and biomedical cultivars
    1. Suitability and opportunities of Cannabis sativa L. as alternative crop under water scarcity scenarios
    Victor Hugo Duran Zuazo, Belén Cárceles, Ivan García-Tejero, Salvatore Casano
    2. Linking agronomical practices for Cannabis sativa L. production and its potential usages: fibre, seeds, essential oils and cannabinoids production
    Ivan García-Tejero, Victor Hugo Duran Zuazo, Belén Cárceles, Salvatore Casano
    3. Agronomical strategies to improve the cannabinoids biosynthesis: Optimizing the diiferent metabolic pathways
    Pedro Pérez-Bermúdez, Alex Rognoni Martínez
    4. Hemp breeding and genetics for cannabinoid production
    Ryan Lynch
    5. Assessment of hemp crop adaptation and economic sustainability through modelling and field trials
    Francesco Danuso

    SECTION 2 Current and Potential applications of hemp products: Fibre, seeds, and essential oils
    6. Role of Cannabis sativa L. in energy production: residues as a potential lignocellulosic biomass in anaerobic digestion plants
    Emanuela Melis
    7. Hemp essential oil: an innovative product with potential applications on an industrial level
    Filippo Maggi
    8. New chemical insights into polyphenols in by-products and wastes from industrial hemp processing
    Severina Pacifico
    9. Hemp application in green building
    Arthur Hellouin
    10. Slow pyrolysis processing of industrial hemp by-products
    Laura Tomppo

    SECTION 3 Biomedical and nutritional applications of hemp and its by-products: Strength, weakness and challenges
    11. The Customer's Preference In Light Cannabis: An Italian Perspective
    Roberto Mancinelli
    12. Current and future applications for hemp essential oils: a review
    Belén Cárceles, Victor Hugo Duran Zuazo, Ivan García-Tejero
    13. Hemp seed products and by products: A mine of bioactive compounds to improve functionality of fermented foods
    Lorenzo Nissen
    14. Therapeutic uses of Cannabis sativa L. Current state and future perspectives
    Ana Isabel Fraguas Sánchez
    15. By products of hemp from a nutritional point of view: New perspectives and opportunities
    Antoni Szumny, Anna Żołnierczyk
    16. An overview on sensory evaluation, volatile compounds, and legal regulations of {i|Cannabis sativa} 
    Angel Carbonell-Barrachina, Leontina Lipan, Luis Noguera-Artiaga

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323898676

About the Editors

Ivan Francisco Garcia Tejero

Iván Francisco García-Tejero started his research activity in 2005, in the Andalusian Institute of Teaching and Agricultural research, obtaining a PhD degree in 2010. He was then employed in this same institution for different projects related to the irrigation water management, achieving a Post-Doc contract in 2012 for 5 years. Once finished, he continued working in other research projects for this same institution, and finally, got the titular research position in 2019, within the “Agriculture and Environment” department and the research line “Water Use Efficiency”. During his career as researcher he has acquired a wide experience about the water use efficiency in Mediterranean woody crops, such as citrus, almonds or olives. Moreover, he has developed significant works relayed to conservation agriculture practices in rainfed systems by means direct drill strategies or plant covers management. Moreover, he has been research coordinator of eight projects related to the introduction of Cannabis sativa L. for biomedical purposes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Andalusian Institute of Training and Agricultural Research, Seville, Spain

Victor Hugo Duran Zuazo

Víctor Hugo Durán Zuazo has participated as coordinator in research projects in the area of natural resources at regional, national and EU level. He is the head of the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Soil, Water & Biodiversity in Agricultural Systems CUSABA (AGR-144). He deals with land- and water-management interventions in Mediterranean agroforestry systems, with the aim of preventing, reducing or recovering losses of soil, water, and biodiversity. In terms of knowledge and research, the focus is on sustainable land management, specifically: land-degradation processes; conservation measures and interventions at both field and watershed scale; and the harmony of sustainable management practices that encourage productivity, climate-change mitigation, soil quality, and water-use efficiency. Agricultural Engineering at National Agricultural University Ukraine, 1993; Doctor, University of Almeria Spain, 2001; Post-doc researcher at Wageningen University, Netherlands, 2003—2004; at National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory (NSERL), Agricultural Research Service USDA-ARS-MWA, West Lafayette IN USA, 2007-2008; staff researcher at IFAPA Centro “Las Torres-Tomejil” since 2009.

Affiliations and Expertise

IFAPA Centro "Las Torres-Tomejil" Ctra

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