Farming Smarter continues its hemp research in 2020 by planting with a precision planter for the second year in a three year trial.
Hemp has applications as food (grain), fibers for renewable products and pharmaceutical components.
The first trial we undertook was to determine the seeding rate by date. We took two varieties of the hemp plant, Finola and Silesia, and planted them with different seeding rates over three separate dates, helping to determine an optimal growing period as well as seed density.
The next trial we under-took was to pit an air seeder against a precision seeder to see the effectiveness of one compared to the other in seeding, along with testing the amount of liquid phosphorus we are able to apply in furrow in order to determine the safe rates.
Watch Is Hemp Right for your Farm? and Irrigated Hemp Agronomy
For more information, visit one of the websites below, and watch our project page for future updates as we gather more results.
Our Project: Hemp fibre and grain yield
NorQuest College course
Industrial hemp enterprise