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Hemp Farming 101

HEMP FARMING 101 After the 2018 Farm Bill allowed for the broad cultivation of hemp, farmers across the U.S. decided to give this lucrative product a try. The hemp industry was worth an estimated And is projected to grow to $4.7 $15.26 BILLION in 2019 BILLION by 2027 some basics you field production of hemp for Here are need to know for CBD Extracts Flower CBG Extracts LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS Ask your local officials if there are Check with your state's Department of Agriculture any county, or local zoning requirement. to determine if you need a license or permit for your farm. THC< 0.3% Ensure that you can perform all testing to make sure the THC levels of your crop never exceed 0.3%. PICK YOUR SEEDS A successful hemp crop starts with high-quality seeds. Pick the best strain for your goals. To stagger harvest, plant a mix of early-finisher and full-term hemp strains. Invest in seeds with a proven high germination rate and a high feminization rate. UNDERSTAND YOUR ENVIRONMENT Hemp plants are robust and grow well in most environments. They tend to do best in warm-weather environments with well-drained and nutrient-rich soil. Test your soil and water for heavy metals and pesticides. PREPARE YOUR FIELD Choose a field with deep, loose soil with lots of organic material or fertile loams with a pH between 6 and 7.5. 8 10 11 12 13 14 ACIDIC NEUTRAL ALKALINE Soil should be worked fine with chunks no larger than 1-2" in diameter. 1-2" PLANT YOUR HEMP Consider starting your seeds in a greenhouse for higher levels of germination or investing in starts if you don't have greenhouse infrastructure. Sow hemp seeds in a shallow bed with firm soil. Depth = 0.5 - 1 inch (if sowing in flats: .25 - .5 inch). Plant 2,500 to 3,000 per acre for early and full-term varieties and 25k+ per acre for Autoflower. Plant your hemp seed directly in the ground using use a precision vacuum planter. If planting starts, use a mechanical transplanter. HEMP PLANTING AND GROWTH CYCLE Plant your hemp seeds when the soil is around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The complete growing cycle of hemp plants typically takes 108 – 120 days. The seeds usually germinate 3 days after sowing and will emerge soon after. Hemp requires about 2 inches of water a week so you'll need to irrigate to complement rainfall. Stop irrigation two weeks before you plan to harvest. WEEDS AND PESTS Hemp is relatively resistant to diseases and pests. Perform a pre-seeding burn-off and ensure your field hoas the right balance of nutrients for hemp before planting. Adequately cultivated fields keep weed pressure low. Hemp can outpace weed growth like or you can use a cover crop clover, vetches, or peas. HARVESTING HEMP When the hemp flower is mature, it's time to harvest. Testing is mandatory two weeks before a planned harvest. Regular testing for THC levels will tell you when your hemp crop is ready to harvest. For the best result, harvest your hemp by using labor to cut the stalks. Mechanical harvesters can be used as well. After harvesting, move your floral biomass to a drying facility with good ventilation to cure. Typically, for CBD farming, you can harvest 2-4K pounds of biomass per acre. HIGH GRADE НЕМР SEED This information is illustrative and for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a warranty or guarantee of any kind regarding High Grade Hemp Seed.

Hemp Farming 101

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The future of the hemp industry is wide open and farmers who are interested in getting in on the ground floor if this farming segment are wise to plan their endeavors before getting started. The best...


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