Life is all about learning new things and taking risks. And hemp farming is no different. Planting hemp seed on your Louisiana farm is a great way to increase your earnings. But you’re likely to encounter some challenges along the way. Chances are, you’ve been growing the same crop for quite some time. It’s going to take a while for you to adjust and get used to a different plant.
Fortunately, the experts at CBD Seed Co. are here to help. We’ll do whatever it takes to support you along your journey so that you can make the most out of your investment.
Below, our hemp farmers have provided some advice that may be useful for those who are growing hemp seeds or clones in Louisiana for the first time.
Before we dive in deeper, let’s be clear about something first. Our hemp farms are located in Colorado, not Louisiana. But we have been growing hemp for over a decade. Furthermore, we’ve worked with many farmers in Louisiana and the Southeast and have gained their feedback as well as learned about their experience. We feel that these facts make us qualified to give advice on growing hemp seed in Louisiana, even though we are not located there. Here are some tips and advice from our top cultivation experts.
One of the most important things to keep in mind when you’re growing hemp is that there are certain legal parameters you must adhere to. In Louisiana, all farmers must follow the rules outlined in the LDAF Industrial Hemp Program. We recommend reviewing legal guidelines with the help of a lawyer.
Before you plant your seed, you should test your land. You want to make sure that the soil is free of contaminants. Otherwise, your crops are likely to pull these out of the ground. Then, you’ll have a hard time passing your tests. Once you’ve deemed that the soil is okay, purchase your seed and a Monosem planter. Monosem makes the best hemp planters around; our growers swear by them. You’ll be glad you made the investment. Next, determine your fertilizer strategy based off your soil content. For more information on fertilizer, check out our resources page.
Legally, the federally allowed amount of THC for industrial hemp is 0.3%. You cannot exceed this level of concentration or your plants will have to be destroyed. Monitor the weather as extreme periods of heat and drought can cause stress that increases THC levels. Adjust your watering strategy appropriately and don’t wait too long to harvest.
Another important piece of information for new hemp farmers is that it’s important to be careful about the hemp seed you buy. In Louisiana, farmers are responsible for sourcing their own seed. To protect your farm and your financial liability, make sure that you’re buying high quality seed with high CBD levels. Always read COAs before you buy. And if someone refuses to give them to you, don’t work with them. Your seed should have good genetics, be low in THC, free of contaminants, and have a good track record of high germination rates.
Work with a seed supplier you can trust. Call CBD Seed Co. today to place an order for hemp seeds for your Louisiana farm.