Pointers on Growing Hemp

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Pointers on growing Hemp

The Buzz word of 2019 is CBD.  CBD also known as Cannabidiol, is just one of the active compounds found in the Hemp plant and Cannabis plant. For the purpose of hemp grows, we will be directing our attention towards that.  CBD has become a very lucrative industry in the United States in a short period of time. With the passing of the Farm Bill, Hemp which was once America’s cash crop, will become legal once again. Legislation is being written in place to shape the industry as we speak. Some say that the Hemp industry will surpass the Cannabis industry in a short period of time due to the viability of the key compounds found in Hemp.

Reasons to grow hemp: Industrial Hemp is harvested for Seed, fiber, and oil.

Soil: Hemp can be grown pretty much anywhere. The best soil for growing is loose, well- aerated soil that is rich in organic matter.  If we are going to get really technical, the pH  level for this soil should be 6.0-7.5.  If you have land that’s sandy, it is still possible to have a successful harvest you just need a solid irrigation and fertilization. This will included additional costs.

When to plant: A good way to figure out to put your seeds into the grown for germination is to wait a few weeks after the last frost. If you live in climates that have cold winters be careful to not plant too soon.

 

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Planting depth: Seedbed preparation is everything. A nice fall plowing is recommended. Get your ground leveled with a firm hold. The depth of the seeds should be planted about 1 1/4 inches for growing fiber. The standard grain drill is used to penetrate about 6-7 inches – growing for cbd.

Buying Seeds: The next step is to decide how plants you want to grow. How to scale your grow and find the number of seeds you need depends on how many acres you will be harvesting.  key: 27,000 seeds per pound

  1. Oil Seed – plants are direct seeded at about 25-40 lbs per acre. Competition between the plants is minimized to produce the highest quality of seed and oil.
  2. Fiber crops are planted at the rate of approximately 40-80 lbs per acre. The high density of seeds is needed to produce higher quality of primary bast* fibers.

Fertility: If you want to absolutely crush the harvest production requires inputs of about 100-130 lb of nitrogen, 45-70 lb/acre of phosphorus, and 35/80 lb/ an acre of pot ash that gives this soil potassium.

The Rotation:  Reusing the plot of land for multiple years is fine.

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