Growing Hemp for Agricultural Research Best Practices


Growing Hemp for Agricultural Research Best Practices


Optimum moisture level in the soil near the root zone of the crop is critical to hemp agriculture. Drip irrigation is the best way to accurately measure the application of water near the root zone of plants. Drip irrigation is one of the irrigation methods that can help decrease irrigation water use and increase crop yield.

Soil Health

Hemp grows best on loose, well-aerated loam soil with high fertility and abundant organic matter. Loam is a soil that contains relatively balanced amounts of sand, silt and clay. Classification as a loam soil has nothing to do with the organic material it contains or where it is found.

Erosion Control

Erosion is the process that wind, water, gravity and/or humans cause that moves soil and changes topography. Wind can blow dirt and sand around, water can dislodge rocks and other material and in each case the soil is moved to a new location.
Erosion Control is the attempt to limit changes caused by erosion, which may occur naturally or from human action.

Natural Pest Control

Pesticides are any chemical or non-chemical substance that is designed to kill pests in the home and garden. Pests can include any living thing that is undesirable such as insects, rats, weeds, fungus, bacteria and mold.

In a natural ecosystem what we call pests are just a part of the whole. In an agricultural environment, some pests must be sequestered to ensure crop health and yield. Natural pest control uses the tools supplied by nature to mitigate or eliminate crop damage by pests.

HempAERO’s Goal

HempAERO’s goal is to provide Californians in the hemp industry, governing bodies and municipalities the blueprint of a sustainable Industrial Hemp agriculture model. Leading toward benchmark environmental conservation standards, HempAERO’s research will focus on creating scalable cultivation practices for industrial hemp where balance is the key to vibrant plant growth and environmental responsibility.

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