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  • Grain Production

    Hemp grain production

  • Fiber Production

    hemp fiber comes from the hemp stalk

  • CBD Production

    Hemp Flower for CBD

Hemp Seeding Rate

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    Grain

    25 lbs/acre seeding rate

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    Fiber

    50lbs/acre to 100lbs/acre seeding rate

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    Cannabinoids

    20 lbs/acre seed rate or 1,000 plants per acre

Hemp Sowing Methods

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    Grain

    Direct seed in rows; male and female sexes needed

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    Fiber

    Direct seed in rows; male and female sexes preferred

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    Cannabinoids

    Direct seed in rows or transplant; females only for highest cannabinoid production

Hemp Irrigation

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    Grain, Fiber and Cannabinoids

    Irrigation is needed and will improve yields, but hemp does not like to be drowned in water

Hemp Diseases, Pests and Weeds

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    Diseases

    Hemp is susceptible to Hemp Canker, Grey Mold, Aster Yellows, Pythium Rot, Crown Rot, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew and Phoma.

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    Pests

    Pests and insects include silk worms, flea beetles, army worms, grasshoppers, cut worms and birds.

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    Weeds

    Grassy and broadleaf weeds are an issue if hemp is planted too late.

Hemp Fertility

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    Grain

    100 lbs – 120 lbs of Nitrogen/acre

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    Fiber

    50 lbs of Nitrogen/acre

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    Cannabinoids

    Under investigation

Hemp Harvesting

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    Grain

    Combine Harvester but may experience high seed loss and issues with the stalk clogging the rotors. Harvested product is the grain.

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    Fiber

    Hay sickle. Harvested product is the stalk.

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    Cannabinoids

    Hand harvest, dual purpose harvester and other options are under investigation. Harvested product is the flowers

Hemp Curing

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    Grain

    Grain dryer

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    Fiber

    Retting

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    Cannabinoids

    Hang dry, under investigation

Hemp Processing

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    Grain

    Toasting, Cold Pressing or Dehulling

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    Fiber

    Mechanical Decortication or Continuous Countercurrent Reactor

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    Cannabinoids

    Extraction via CO2, ethanol, butane or other natural oils

Hemp Processed Product

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    Grain

    Toasted grain, cold-pressed oil, hemp hearts and cake. Cake is further refined into protein or flour.

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    Fiber

    Bast fiber, woody core and lignin

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    Cannabinoids

    CBD extract. A resinous cannabinoid rich extract that is further refined into tinctures, salves, balms, capsules and patches.

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