One of the first steps to becoming a hemp farmer is to procure a plot of land. Soil conditions, rainfall, access to groundwater, and sufficient sun exposure are all important factors and are necessary for hemp plants to thrive and grow into crops which can be harvested and processed for CBD.
Chile offers numerous options for individuals who are interested in starting a hemp-based agriculture business. The CBD market is growing steadily, and current the laws do not prohibit hemp production. What’s more, Chile’s unique geographic location protects its farms from pests and disease.
Below, we’ve discussed some of the prime locations for buying land to grow hemp seed in Chile.
For over four hundred years, hemp farms were operated in the Valparaiso district near Quillota. This area is located just north of Santiago. It was the original site of the majority of hemp production. However, over time, other farmers caught on to the success happening in Quillota and hemp cultivation areas begin popping up all around the country.
When the War on Drugs began, the number of hemp farms dwindled significantly due to the decreased demand. However, with the growth of the global CBD market, there has been a renewed interest in hemp in recent years. Farmers once again are starting to plant hemp seed all over Chile.
Hemp plants do well in the same conditions as many other crops. Therefore, they will grow well in most rural, agriculturally suited areas. Here are some of the top places for farming in Chile where hemp seeds can also be planted.
Zona Central is Chile’s primary agriculture region. Here, you will find an abundance of vineyards which are able to thrive due to the region’s Mediterranean climate. Melting snow from the Andes supplies water which can be irrigated for use on farmland.
Another great place for buying land to grow hemp seed in Chile is Zona Sur. Zona Sur lies on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, east of the Andes. This area is known for producing a variety of crops, including wheat, berries, and hazelnuts. It also lies just south of the Bío-Bío River, which provides an abundance of fresh water for farming.
The majority of the Norte Chico area has a semi-arid climate, with the Transverse Valleys being the main exception. While agriculture is dependent on irrigation, farmers are able to produce a number of water-intensive crops, including avocados.
If you’re truly interested in becoming a farm farmer in Chile, it’s important to buy quality CBD seed. In Chile, there are strict laws on what type of seed can be imported into the country. Usually, seed has to be free of contaminants and accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate. It is also a good idea to obtain a certificate of analysis that proves your seed is of the industrial hemp variety, and not some other type of cannabis.
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