Top 3 Things to Know Before Jumping into Hemp
As a farmer you don’t want to just jump into hemp. You need to do your homework. There are three critical things you need to know first.
In many of the cases you will have a failed season that you won’t realize until you complete the season and harvest. The form of the genetics is also important. We highly recommend you read our article Seeds versus Clones – Where to “Start” to understand the risks involved.
Find someone that knows the cannabis plant. They will know the plant, nutrients, how it reacts to stress, and be able to educate you and/or your farmer on these topics.
Did you know hemp, marijuana, cannabis are all the same species of plant? They are all Cannabis, but we have given them different names over the years that have provided different definitions. Hemp is a strain of the cannabis plant that has been bred to have high CBD and low THC (less than .3%). Marijuana is actually a slang term the government put on the plant for the strains with high THC (the cannabinoid that gives you the high feeling).
Find a cannabis, marijuana, or hemp consultant, ideally one that has grown both outdoors and in your region.
Your first season will likely be your most costly. It is your learning season. If you get things right, you will still make a nice profit. But if you decide to skimp on any of the above, there is a chance you will fail miserably. All of these can turn into hundreds of thousands of dollars in loss very easily.
But if you address these three main topics you will be poised for success. At the end of the day, this is just a plant. Once you get the right genetics and know how to farm it, it really isn’t that hard.
To talk to one of our experts at Rich Global Hemp about hemp farming and our genetics, give us a call
You have the capability to purchase seeds and clones. Which do you choose?
Seeds can be enticing due to lower perceived cost, but you don’t really know what you are getting. Bad seeds can give you poor yields, male plants that ruin your crops (and you neighbor’s), and bad germination rates. With clones you can actually see a live plant and ideally a COA (Certificate of Analysis) from the mother plant to tell you what the CBD/THC mix is.