We have known from the start that the cultivation of Industrial Hemp was best suited for Agricultural Farmers. Today's agricultural farmers are versatile in multiple different crops each year. They have generations of experience backing what they do. They are problem solvers and adapt quickly to their task.
The current market value for Industrial Hemp Flower/Biomass is based on the percentage of CBD per pound of Biomass/flower. The hard cost for processing is the same regardless of the percentage of CBD. Processors and manufacturers tend to purchase Flower/Biomass with the highest percentage of CBD first.
Successful crops require good genetics:
The stability of the Industrial hemp you grow will determine your success. Three important factors to success
1. THC percentage of mature Plant
2. CBD percentage of mature plant
3. Plant Vitality
Industrial Hemp must test under 0.3% THC to remain under the category of Industrial Hemp. Hemp above 0.3% is considered Marijuana. In many states Industrial Hemp that tests above maximum 0.3% must be destroyed. This is a catastrophic event for the farmer.
The majority CBD Industrial Hemp Flower is grown for the Extraction of CBD (Cannabidiol). The biomass/flower price is based on the percentage of CBD per pound of Biomass/flower. Sourcing your seed or clones from a reputable genetics company is critical. 1% of CBD (per pound) is worth $3 to $8 depending on demand. Industrial Hemp strains can vary from 1% CBD to 24% CBD.
We are now looking for experienced farmers to contract grow.
Drone Mapping and
Precision agriculture refers to the way farmers manage crops to ensure efficiency of water and fertilizer, and to maximize productivity, quality, and yield. The practice minimizes pests, unwanted flooding, and disease.
Drone mapping, one of a number of precision agriculture techniques, increases efficiency and sustainability which increases profitablitly. Use of the big data gathered by this technology is useful to guide both immediate and future decisions at every stage of crop lifecycle.
Drones allow farmers to constantly monitor crop and livestock conditions by air to quickly find problems that would not become apparent in ground-level spot checks. For example, a farmer might find through time-lapse drone photography that part of a crop is not being properly irrigated.
The process of using a drone to map or survey crops is a relatively straightforward one. Many newer agricultural drone models come equipped with flight planning software that allows the user to draw around the area needing coverage. Once airborne, the drone takes photos using onboard sensors and a high-definition camera, and uses GPS to determine when to take each shot.