Hemp can be grown in most kinds of soil, but prefers loose, nutrient rich types. This makes Nebraska farms nearly perfect for hemp cultivation, since most of the state is host to loess soil, which is fine and light. But that does not mean that farmers don’t have to do anything to their land before growing hemp seed. In fact, proper preparation is vital to the survival of hemp plants. In this article, we’ll provide some tips on how to get your farm ready for hemp cultivation in Nebraska.
CBD Seed Co. has spent many years studying cannabis plants and researching and testing best practices for hemp cultivation. We recommend taking the following steps when planting hemp seed on your Nebraska farm:
Before you plant anything, you need to make sure that your soil is safe for hemp cultivation. Hemp is a phytoremediator and will pull toxins from the soil. That’s why many farmers choose to plant hemp on virgin land that has not been treated with pesticides. Additionally, you need to make sure that your soil is free of heavy metals and contaminants. Testing your soil also helps you determine a fertilization strategy.
Once you determine that your soil is suitable for growing hemp, you’ll want to read up on state and local laws. Maintaining legal compliance is vital to the success of your operations. You’ll also need to apply for a license with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.
Hemp plants need to be nurtured properly throughout the growing season. This includes having access to abundant water and nutrients. Hemp requires ample amounts of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash. For more information on nutrients, check out our resources page.
Proper spacing is required to ensure that your plants have enough room for growth and so that you may conduct the weeding by hand. We recommend 30” by 24” spacing for hemp seed.
The final step in preparing your land for growing hemp seeds is to create a security strategy. You need to make sure that your operations are kept secure and are well guarded from potential human and natural dangers. Surveillance equipment, fencing, signage, and cover crops are all good strategies to consider.
Now that you know how to prepare your land for hemp cultivation in Nebraska, it’s time to buy CBD seeds. Call CBD Seed Co. today to place your order for the upcoming growing season.