Answer 6a Sowing Hemp

6a. How to sow Hemp:

Information is available from the following trials; Tasmania, Australia and Manitoba, Canada

When growing for fiber: Sowing methods from Tasmania, Australia: A cooperative research effort involving the Department of Agricultural Science, University of Tasmania and Australian Newsprint Mills Ltd. commenced early 1994: All trials were established with a sowing rate of 80kg/ha = 71 lbs./acre (1kg = 2.2 lbs., 1 ha = 2.47 acres). The row spacing was 15 cm = 6" (2.5 cm = 1 inch). Fertilizer rates were based on literature recommendations modified according to soil nutrient status. Crops were irrigated when soil moisture deficit exceeded about 35mm = 1˝inches using overhead sprinklers.

Sowing or planting Fin 314, click for Hemp Crop Care
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Information is available from the following trial; Manitoba, Canada

Mr. Jack Moes of the Manitoba Provincial Government in Canada was involved in cross trials of this Hemp-seed with six other low-THC varieties during the summer of 1995. In Manitoba, Canada Hemp could be sown by mid- May 1995, using conventional seeding equipment.

When growing for Hemp-seed: For planting for Hemp-seed use 18˝ kilograms per hectare or in American amounts 16˝ pounds per acre when cultivating in rows 75 centimeters or 30 inches apart.


 

VARIETY

MAINTAINED IN

Anka

Canada

Cs

Italy

Carmagnola

Italy

Fasamo

Germany

Fedora 19

France

Fedrina 74

France

Felina 34

France

Ferimon

France

Fibranova

Italy

Fibriko

Hungary

Fibrimon 24

France

Fibrimon 56

France

Futura 77

France

Kompolti

Hungary

Kompolti Hibrid TC

Hungary

Kompolti Sargaszaru

Hungary

Lovrin 110

Romania

Uniko - B

Hungary

 


 

Commercial
Variety

Type

Height

End Use Recommendation

Maturity

Origin

Anka

Monoecious

Short

Grain

Early

Canada

Ferimon 12

Monoecious

Short

Grain

Early

France

Fedora 19

Monoecious

Short

Grain

Early

France

Felina 34

Monoecious

Short

Grain

Early

France

Fedrina 74

Monoecious

Medium

Grain / Fibre

Mid Season

France

Futura 77

Monoecious

Medium

Grain / Fibre

Mid Season

France

Kompolti

Dioecious

Tall

Fibre

Late

Hungary

Secuieni 1

Monoecious

Medium

Grain / Fibre

Mid Season

Romania

Uniko - B

Female Predominant

Tall

Fibre

Late

Hungary

Additionally, if you need to cultivate again to suppress weeds in-between the rows you'll need exactly double that amount (37 kg/ha. or 33 lb./acre).


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*Industrial-Hemp has no psychoactive properties following definition of the European Economic Community (EEC); THC content is less than 0.3%. In general, low THC-seed varieties without psychoactive properties are those that have a THC content of less than 1%. (See also No-THC Hemp-seed.) THC= Delta-9 TetraHydroCannabinol.

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