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Regular vs Feminized Hemp Seeds

...the Pro's & Con's by: Mike Ballard, Kyle Broge & Tate Dooley There is currently a lot of disagreement and controversy in the hemp world around the subject of ‘feminized’ seeds. Hemp and cannabis oil production depends on female plants. When male cannabis and hemp plants pollenize female plants, energy is diverted to seed production rather than oil production, which significantly reduces oil and biomass production. The latest trend related to this is the technology known as ‘feminized’ seeds. These are seeds that are treated with colloidal silver, silver nitrate, or silver thiosulfate to produce predominantly female plants. From thousands of seeds, a feminized seed will produce a tiny percentage of male plants, compared to seeds that are not treated with...

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Post Harvest Field Amending

After harvesting your field, there are a few things that you can do to help jumpstart your success next season. One of the easiest ways to get this head start is by amending your field post-harvest.

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Hemp for Multi-Purpose

Why choose just one?! When harvesting for multi-purpose hemp, generally, it will be a combination of CBD production, combined with one or both of the other desirables (seed/fiber). Your planting, and therefore, your harvesting method will be entirely strain dependent. You may consider wide spacing like in CBD Isolate/Extract farming, or it may be easier for you to do close spacing with high density. When farming multi-purpose hemp, the choice is truly yours, based upon the equipment you already have and the level of labor you are willing to expend. When farming for multi-purpose hemp, separating your materials cleanly and efficiently is the most important step in the harvesting process. You may want to consider this when selecting which planting/harvesting...

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Hemp for CBD Isolates / Full Plant Extracts

The 'bushiest' of the Hemp plants! Hemp for Cannabinoid (CBD) isolate and full plant extract are very unique in the Hemp industry. It is usually treated very similar to THC cannabis. It is often planted with even, row-formed spacing. The plants produce a significantly higher ratio of flower to seed and stem material. When farming this crop, high amounts of specific fertilization directly affect the size of the yield. This is a high performance crop, capable of high yields, and VERY high concentrations of desirable extracted materials/compounds. These varieties have flowers that look VERY similar to female THC cannabis flowers, with bright, distinguishable trichomes and strong terpene profiles. They have significant bilateral growth and thick, woody stalks. Their roots often exceed...

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Hemp for Seed / Grain Production

Down to the 'HEART' of the plant! Hemp genetically selected for Seed Production (Dioecious Hemp variety) tends to be planted at an extremely high rate per acre (1-50 lbs). It tends to grow directly vertically with very little, if any, bilateral growth. Stalks are somewhat thin, but extremely rigid. It tends to produce very little actual flower material. Most of what is produced is stem and seed material. If you are growing for seed/ grain production, more often than not, you are attempting to extract hemp protein from hemp hearts (the soft center of the seed) which are used for both human, and livestock feed. This means you will often require another step for extracting or cleaning the hemp hearts...

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