Hemp Cultivation Planning
Developing a solid growing plan is the first step toward having a successful harvest. At Agronomics USA, we work directly with farms to help guide them through the planning process. We recommend farmers to use resources available from state governments to fully understand compliance regulations, and to become familiar with their state’s specific laws regarding industrial hemp. Farmers should apply for not only a hemp growers license, but also a hemp processors license. This helps to eliminate any “grey areas” regarding the handling of CBD extract material, and packaging of smokable hemp for resale.
It is good practice to familiarize yourself with any other farms in close proximity to your plot that are growing hemp. Female hemp plants can get pollinated from neighboring farms with male plants, which can significantly affect the value of your crop. Some states provide information that show where other licensed hemp growers are located, and what type of hemp they are growing (CBD, grain, or fiber).
Selecting the best location for your hemp plot is also an important step in developing a grow plan. Hemp grows best in well drained soil, and planting in areas with excessive moisture can damage or kill plants. We utilize the best mapping technology available to help you determine the ideal area to plant your hemp.
Selecting what strains to grow is a crucial step in the planning process. Our company lends it’s expertise to farms to provide the best genetics on the market. We carefully select varieties that provide high levels of CBD and large yields, while still remaining compliant with state monitored THC levels. This requires farms to test often as harvest nears to ensure compliance, as any good CBD variety can “go hot” on THC if not monitored closely. We also have specific planting strategies that not only produce great yields of high CBD material, but also help to make harvesting and drying more manageable. Contact our experts today to help get your grow plan in place for the upcoming season.