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 7, 2022

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  • Editors: Ivan Francisco Garcia Tejero, Victor Hugo Duran Zuazo
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323898676
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323886284

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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

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • List of contributors
  • Preface
  • Section 1: Agronomical purposes for fiber and biomedical cultivars
  • Chapter 1. Suitability and opportunities for Cannabis sativa L. as an alternative crop for Mediterranean environments
  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Hemp cultivation
  • 1.3 Hemp products
  • 1.4 Environmental implications
  • 1.5 Conclusions and future perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 2. Linking agronomical practices for Cannabis sativa L. production and its potential usages: fiber, seeds, essential oils and cannabinoids production
  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Agronomical strategies for fiber and seeds production
  • 2.3 New insights for cannabinoids production by using traditional cultivars
  • 2.4 Conclusions and future perspectives
  • Akcnowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 3. Strategies to improve Cannabis cultivation: optimizing plant growth and phytocannabinoid biosynthesis
  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 An overview of cannabis taxonomy, phytocannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system
  • 3.3 Environmental factors affecting Cannabis growth and phytocannabinoid biosynthesis
  • 3.4 Strategies to enhance growth and secondary metabolism in Cannabis
  • 3.5 Conclusions
  • References
  • Section 2: Current and Potential applications of hemp products: fiber, seeds, and essential oils
  • Chapter 4. Role of Cannabis sativa L. in energy production: residues as a potential lignocellulosic biomass in anaerobic digestion plants
  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Cannabis sativa L. as a biomass for energy
  • 4.2 Anaerobic digestion of lignocellulosic biomass: an overview
  • 4.3 Anaerobic digestion of hemp straw residues: a case study on a pilot scale
  • 4.4 Conclusions and perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 5. Hemp essential oil: an innovative product with potential industrial applications
  • Abstract
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Glandular trichomes
  • 5.3 Hemp varieties
  • 5.4 Essential oil and its main constituents
  • 5.5 Chemical compositions of essential oils from hemp varieties
  • 5.6 Biological activities of hemp essential oil
  • 5.7 Conclusions and remarks
  • References
  • Chapter 6. New chemical insights in industrial hemp and its by-products for innovative and sustainable application-oriented projects
  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Materials and methods
  • 6.3 Results and discussion
  • 6.4 Conclusions
  • Funding
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • References
  • Chapter 7. Slow pyrolysis processing of industrial hemp by-products
  • Abstract
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Slow pyrolysis
  • 7.3 Hemp as a raw material
  • 7.4 Experimental slow pyrolysis of hemp
  • 7.5 Selected applications
  • Acknowledgments
  • Disclosure statement
  • References
  • Section 3: Biomedical and nutritional applications of hemp and its by-products: strength, weakness and challenges
  • Chapter 8. The customer’s preference in light cannabis: an Italian perspective
  • Abstract
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Evolution of the legal framework
  • 8.3 Key aspects of industrial hemp cultivation in Italy
  • 8.4 The bases and the components to approach and apply the study
  • 8.5 Light hemp consumer’s characteristics
  • 8.6 General and final considerations
  • References
  • Chapter 9. Current and future applications for hemp essential oils: a review
  • Abstract
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Essential oils production and trade
  • 9.3 Hemp’s essential oils
  • 9.4 Main applications of hemp essential oil
  • 9.5 Conclusions and future challenges
  • References
  • Chapter 10. Hemp seed products and by products: a mine of bioactive compounds to improve functionality of fermented foods
  • Abstract
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Terpenes
  • 10.3 Phenolic compounds
  • 10.4 Tocopherols
  • 10.5 Chlorophylls and carotenoids
  • 10.6 Stilbenoids
  • 10.7 Lignans
  • 10.8 Polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • 10.9 Eicosanoids
  • 10.10 Conclusion
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 11. Therapeutic uses of Cannabis sativa L. Current state and future perspectives
  • Abstract
  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 Use of Cannabis sativa in ancient times
  • 11.3 Medical cannabis: high quality evidence
  • 11.4 Medical cannabis: moderate-low quality evidence
  • 11.5 Cannabis side effects and cannabis abuse disorder
  • 11.6 Medical cannabis: marketed herbal preparations
  • 11.7 Current and future perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 12. An overview on sensory evaluation, volatile compounds, and legal regulations of Cannabis sativa
  • Abstract
  • 12.1 Synopsis of Cannabis sativa, sensory analysis, and volatile compounds
  • 12.2 Instrumental analysis of color and volatile organic compounds of Cannabis sativa
  • 12.3 Scientific production
  • 12.4 Consumption regulations, legal status, and current trends
  • 12.5 Sensory lexicon and main findings of Cannabis sativa sensory analysis
  • 12.6 Main findings of volatile compounds profile and content in Cannabis sativa
  • 12.10 Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 13. By-products of hemp from a nutritional point of view: new perspectives and opportunities
  • Abstract
  • 13.1 Introduction
  • 13.2 Nutritional properties of hemp seeds
  • 13.3 Essential oil of hemp/cannabis
  • 13.4 Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 14. Assessment of hemp crop adaptation and economic sustainability through modeling and field trials
  • Abstract
  • 14.1 Introduction
  • 14.2 Procedure to assess hemp crop adaptation
  • 14.3 Assessment of economic sustainability
  • 14.4 Evaluation of production scenarios: case studies
  • 14.5 Conclusions and future perspectives
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 612
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: September 7, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323898676
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323886284

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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