New Mexico boasts one of the most rapidly growing agricultural hemp markets in the country. As of late 2019, the state had issued licenses for more than 7,000 acres of outdoor production and 8.3 million square feet of indoor production. And thanks to the new laws that grant hemp full legal status in the United States, you too can begin growing hemp seeds and clones on your New Mexico farm. But before you get started, it’s important to do your research. Hemp is different than any other agricultural commodity and needs to be treated with care.
Before you plant anything in the ground or even purchase seeds or clones for cultivation, it’s important to be aware of what you’re getting into. Follow these tips for a successful end of the year harvest from growing CBD seed in New Mexico:
Hemp is a powerful phytoremediator. That means it’s very good at cleaning the soil. If you have any contaminants in your soil, hemp will pull those out, but that means they will contaminate the plant and you won’t be able to pass tests or sell it. Check your soil first to make sure it can be used for hemp production.
One of the most important things you can during your time as a hemp farmer is to establish a long term partnership with a reputable seed supplier. Especially if you intend to use your hemp for CBD extraction, you need high quality hemp seed. This will largely determine your annual net profits.
Hemp that will be used for human or animal consumption needs to be pure and free of contaminants. It also cannot have more than 0.3% THC. This can be challenging because New Mexico’s warm weather can cause spikes in THC content. Begin testing plants early, at least three weeks before harvest, and continue testing for the remainder of the growing period.
CBD Seed Co. is your one stop shop for hemp seeds and clones. Call our office today to place an order for your New Mexico farm and get the highest quality CBD seed on the market.