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An Orlando-based company is trying to convince Florida farmers that their key to energy independence can be found in a plant. The Jatropha plant, native to Malaysia, has seeds the size of grapes...

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hippie dude (61)
Thursday April 19, 2007, 12:13 am
it's great that the jatropha juice is a veggie fuel
but other than the casual reference at the end
i find this article to have nothing to do with hemp farming...
am i missing something?

Orlin Larsen (80)
Sunday April 22, 2007, 4:50 pm
With seeds the size of grapes, it must almost seem this Japropha could almost be a tree, or is it? The idea could have possibilities, but from a investers view point would have a lot to do with time to maturity. With the possibilities trying to catch on in Florida State I could allmost bet it can only be grown in a specialized climate. I am not certainly trying to bump the idea, if can help Floridas economy, and the enviroment. All I know is hemp can be grown in any state in the union, Or almost any where in the world for that matter.

Jennifer Powell (1)
Friday May 4, 2007, 10:55 am

Thought jatropha had to be grown in hot and DRY areas...I guess that's why the article says soil needs to be well drained?!
I believe this is what India(hot & dry) uses for 80% of their fuel. Am I wrong?

The US has many states or areas of states that are hot & dry...CA, AR, NV, NM...

Yes, Orlin; I believe hemp can be grown anywhere.
The US imports most hemp from Canada and China. Hopefully looks like that could change in the near future as more and more states are passing bills to grow hemp.

Jennifer Powell (1)
Friday May 4, 2007, 10:57 am

Or States are taking away the obstacles for growing hemp.
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