Work Item
ASTM WK78701

New Guide for Growing Hemp Intended for Fiber Production

1. Scope

1.1 This guide covers recommended steps used in growing hemp for fiber purposes in broadacre outdoor production. 1.2 This guide applies to hemp producers/farmers and companies who contract the growing of hemp for the purpose of harvesting hemp bast or hemp hurd or both. It also applies to producers growing a dual fiber and grain hemp crop in which use of fiber beyond a soil amendment is intended. 1.3 UnitsThe values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. 1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. 1.4 This standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


hemp fiber; hemp hurd; hemp bast; hemp stalks; baled straw; industrial hemp


Growing hemp for single-purpose fiber or dual-purpose fiber and grain is relatively new for many regions of the world. This outcome-based guide may assist new producers and others to help focus on consistent fiber production to meet quality and consistency needs of the market. Products made from hemp fiber are meeting increased interest and this guide will help meet the growing market at the primary production level.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D37.07

Committee: D37

Staff Manager: Jimmy Farrell

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 10-22-2021

Technical Contact: Terry Grajczyk

Item: 001

Ballot: D37.07 (21-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution