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With Hemp, Genetics Are Primary

The future of hemp and what to look for when choosing genetics.

Feed and Water Right for Healthy, Happy Hemp Plants

6 simple indicators that hemp fields are overfed or underwatered.

3 Strategies to Identify Male Hemp Plants

Weed out males and hermaphrodites before they damage your hemp crop.

5 Benefits of Autoflower Hemp

‘New tech’ empowers hemp farmers to transcend the traditional harvest cycle.

4 Tips for Growing Hemp Seed Starts

A guide to handling hemp seedlings from germination to planting.

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Feminized Hemp Seeds

Here are common mistakes to avoid when growing CBD hemp seeds.

Pros and Cons of Directly Sowing Hemp Seeds

Whether cultivating hemp plants in greenhouses or in fields, consider all the factors

What Do Federal Regulations Mean for 2020’s Hemp Crop — and Beyond?

Understanding government rules to grow legal and compliant CBD hemp.

How to Avoid ‘Hot Hemp’

Farmers turn down the heat on ‘hot hemp’ by following these strategies.

3 Important Considerations When Choosing CBD Hemp Seed

Use these tips to get the biggest bang for your hemp farming buck.

With Hemp, Genetics Are Primary

With Hemp, Genetics Are Primary

Vince Sliwoski said it best in a recent issue of his Canna Law Blog: “The Future of Hemp is Genetics.” As he goes on to itemize, there are historically complex factors that are still working their way through the emerging sector focused on farming hemp for CBD,...

Feed and Water Right for Healthy, Happy Hemp Plants

Feed and Water Right for Healthy, Happy Hemp Plants

Gazing across a hemp field as morning sun peeks over the horizon — versus after a long, hot July day — what do you see?  Are the plants’ branches lifted to meet the first light, emanating a vibrant green? Or are they droopy and dull-colored — or worse, wilted...

3 Strategies to Identify Male Hemp Plants

3 Strategies to Identify Male Hemp Plants

Nipping seeds in the bud is a key aspect of growing hemp — particularly hemp for cannabinoid oil production and smokable, boutique hemp. Preventing seed formation not only concentrates hemp plants’ energy into cannabinoid and resin production, but also avoids...

5 Benefits of Autoflower Hemp

5 Benefits of Autoflower Hemp

Turning a profit for legal CBD hemp challenges farmers to break free of the market’s pervasive, stagnant structure. The traditional schedule of the cannabis plant is familiar to many of us, as well as the economics tied to its timeline:  1. Plant in spring. 2....

4 Tips for Growing Hemp Seed Starts

4 Tips for Growing Hemp Seed Starts

Methods and techniques for growing CBD hemp arise from basement “grow laboratories” in the high-THC cannabis industry. But that knowledge must be adapted to the legal, industrial U.S. hemp crop with its significantly scaled-up footprint nationwide since the passage of...

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Feminized Hemp Seeds

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Feminized Hemp Seeds

Now that growing hemp for CBD use has been federally decriminalized, more and more farmers are taking to this booming crop. The amount of licensed acreage in the US has more than quadrupled since 2018. Since the laws have so recently changed, nearly all of the...

Pros and Cons of Directly Sowing Hemp Seeds

Pros and Cons of Directly Sowing Hemp Seeds

Taking cues from their counterparts in cannabis, hemp farmers are using greenhouses more often, compared with growers of other industrialized crops. But are greenhouses really required to pull off a successful season of hemp farming? Depending on a farmer’s local...

How to Avoid ‘Hot Hemp’

How to Avoid ‘Hot Hemp’

A hot commodity, hemp challenges farmers to be at the forefront of trends in this dynamic market. Among the industry pitfalls is growing “hot hemp.” The term emerged with crops containing more than the federally legal limit of 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which...

3 Important Considerations When Choosing CBD Hemp Seed

3 Important Considerations When Choosing CBD Hemp Seed

Choices hemp farmers weigh early in the year for purchasing seed stock will echo into the next year — and beyond. How hemp farmers select plant genetics strongly influences their business decisions and strategies into the foreseeable future. These choices have major...

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