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Hemp Growing Best Practices

Before you get started growing hemp…

The Legal cultivation of hemp isn’t as straight forward as you might hope. There are many state and local laws that hinder and prohibit the growing of hemp in any capacity. First, make sure that your state and locale have “hemp friendly” laws and clear methods to apply for licenses. The crop reaped from hemp isn’t one you can take to the local farmers market to peddle. Growing hemp is just the beginning – profiting from your hemp crop depends on the type of hemp you cultivated. Industrial hemp can yield many valuable products that require extensive and time consuming processing. Medicinal hemp grown for CBD products requires a different approach to grow but also has a higher sale price and more direct-to-market for its final product.

Farming Hemp for Industrial Processing

Where – Industrial hemp needs lots of acreage to be profitable. Usually grown in a outdoor field setting, some larger operations are using greenhouses.
How – Outdoor hemp farm fields use conditioned soil and irrigation methods| Indoor/Greenhouse hemp farms use soils as well as hydroponics to
Harvest/Process – Most industrial use hemp is harvested using machines or machinery with little to no care taken in the preservation of flower or oils.

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Cultivating Hemp for CBD Medicine

Where –Growing hemp for medicinal purposes (CBD) is a more similar process to growing industrial hemp, with the major caveat being desired harvest use.
How –As mentioned before much of the growing processes are similar when cultivating for CBD. A large area with ample water supply is the desirable location. However, growing in a greenhouse for medicinal CBD use can be profitable.
Harvest/Process –This is one part of hemp farming that differs based on the harvest. Hemp grown for CBD needs to be manually harvesting in order to maintain the integrity of the flower and preserve the most oils.

Medicinal Hemp
2019-06-13 15:01:55
This guide will detail the phases of hemp growth from seed to harvest. We will discuss techniques suitable for the production of industrial hemp for seed and fiber and also...
Getting Started
2019-07-29 15:21:57
Getting Started Planting requirements will vary based on two key factors, the application of your final plants (oilseed, fiber, or CBD) and the composition of your field. The first decision...
Cloning And Planting Clones
2019-07-29 15:22:52
Cloning and Planting Clones Cloning is a simple way to ensure uniformity of strains and plants in your field. Although this method will require individual planting for each plant, much...
2019-07-29 15:23:48
Seeding For hemp production, seeding 25-40lb an acre will give you the best results. Final plant population should be anywhere between 10-20 plants per square foot. Resources online vary wildly...
Prepping Your Land
2019-07-29 15:24:33
Prepping Your Land Hemp’s fertilizer requirements can vary depending on your target density of plants. In general, industrial hemp has a high nutrient requirement, much like corn or wheat. Hemp...
When To Plant
2019-07-29 15:25:22
When to Plant Timing your seeding date correctly can make or break a successful industrial hemp crop. Farmers will have to make decisions about when to plant well before the...
Know Before You Grow
2019-07-29 15:25:58
Know Before You Grow Industrial hemp is cannabis sativa that has a THC level of 0.3% or less. Just like how Great Danes and Chihuahuas are both members of the...

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