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  • Post time: Jul-16-2020

    SHIVES  The shive represents 70-75% of the hemp stem and is made from about 45% cellulose, 25% hemicellulose and 23% lignin. Also known as “hemp wood”, the shive has an absorption power about 12 times higher than straw and 3.5 times higher than wood chips; it can absorb up to 4 times ...Read more »

  • Post time: Jul-16-2020

    One of the first questions I ask a potential consulting client is, “Do you and your employees purchase and consume the cannabis you produce? And if so, are you proud of the products you produce?” The answers I get sometimes surprise me, especially when the answer is “no” and that it does not matt...Read more »

  • Post time: Jul-16-2020

    Anyone interested in growing their own hemp – whether for personal use or for sale – knows that a bountiful harvest isn’t the end of the process. While it might feel like a complete success to finally pluck the fat fruits of your cultivation effort, there’s no possible way you can enjoy the effec...Read more »

  • Post time: Jul-16-2020

    How to Harvest and Dry Hemp for CBD Production There is a lot of interest in growing industrial hemp for CBD production, especially since hemp was legalized in the the 2018 Farm Bill. Take a look at some of my previous articles regarding the potential risks and rewards in the CBD market as well a...Read more »

  • Post time: Jul-16-2020

    Oregon farmer Steve Fry inspects hemp in the drying barn on his family farm. Lack of drying space has slowed the pace of harvest for many growers in Oregon this year.The Pew Charitable Trusts PHOENIX, Ore. — Ajit Singh strode across his 16-acre hemp field toward a broken-down harvester. He’d been...Read more »

  • Post time: Jul-16-2020

    There is lots of great interest in growing industrial hemp for CBD manufacturing, specially since hemp ended up being legalized into the the 2018 Farm Bill. Have a look at a number of my past articles in connection with potential dangers and rewards when you look at the CBD market along with agro...Read more »

  • Post time: Jul-16-2020

    When drying hemp biomass for extraction, we see many different types of technology available. But, are there any studies on these methods? Of course! Many aren’t aware of this, but many traditional methods for drying biomass can actually damage hemp! Here is a study by the NREL (National Re...Read more »

  • Post time: Jul-16-2020

    It’s #croptober and after months of hard work carefully tending your plants, you’ve finally harvested a crop of frosty, fragrant cannabis buds that you just can’t wait to try. But first, they need to be dried. While you may be tempted to dry your cannabis as quickly as possible, curing, a prolong...Read more »

  • Post time: Jul-16-2020

    What is the best way to dry hemp? This topic is highly debated. And for many reasons. We all know of the many methods available to dry cannabis/hemp: hang dry, kiln, batch dryer, rotary dryer, and conveyor dryer to name a few. Many people have their own opinions on why one method is better than ...Read more »

  • Post time: Jul-16-2020

    For every grower from beginner to expert, drying and curing cannabis buds is the end result of months of hard work. From germinating those precious seeds to chopping branches, there is nothing a grower looks forward to more than enjoying the fruits of their labour. By this point, your plants will...Read more »

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