Answer 6b Hemp Crop Care
6b. Crop care during growth cycle:
Information is available from the following trials; Tasmania, Australia and Manitoba, Canada
When growing for fiber: Methods from Tasmania, Australia: Fertilizer rates were based on literature recommendations modified according to soil nutrient status. Crops were irrigated when soil moisture deficit exceeded about 35mm = 1½inches using overhead sprinklers.
Week 2. Picture courtesy of MotherHemp Ltd.
Week 3. Picture courtesy of MotherHemp Ltd.
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 18½ kilograms per hectare or in American amounts 16½ pounds per acre when cultivating in rows 75 centimeters or 30 inches apart.
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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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