Recent years have really led to a boom for the hemp. As more states legalize farming, individuals are shifting their crop. They want to capitalize on hemp’s projected success. That said, there are many moving parts when it comes to the commercial growth and sale of industrial hemp. Wholesale volumes come with their own set of guidelines, and efficiency in processing is a must.
Industrial Hemp Defined
For context, industrial hemp plants are virtually all CBD. This non-psychotropic foliage holds significant benefits. Its tamer effects are also more widely accepted and legal. Revelations around the extent of its medicinal nature occur almost daily. Hemp processing exploits the plant matter to salvage its beneficial properties for profit. The industry is doing well, grossing over $4 billion in 2019. Its growth shows no signs of slowing.
Even before processing, the path to growing industrial hemp has several considerations. Hemp farms have to stay up-to-date and use preventative measures to avoid vermin, mold, and more. Soil that is heavy in nitrogen is a plus, along with adequate amounts of water. Processing facilities and equipment require extra care as well. UV Rays are damaging to plants after harvest, necessitating appropriate storage space. Low oxygen and moisture, along with regulated temperatures are also non-negotiable. Facilities should allow for as little interaction from outside elements as possible. This includes direct human interaction, dirt particles, and more. Failure to do so can result in a contaminated batch of hemp.
Benefits of Industrial Hemp
There are many benefits to processing hemp plants, and a variety of products you can extract to sell. Once plants are ready, they undergo bucking. This is the separation of the flowers and leaves from the plant’s stalk. Both parts of the plant are useful. Hemp’s flowers and leaves produce CBD or CBG oil. Products containing these compounds have experienced vast success in recent years. The plant’s trunk enables a wealth of useful, everyday products as well. These range from important items for construction, to fibre, to everyday household items. When left as hemp biomass, the plant stem and leaves are also a good source for biodiesel.
The process of working in industrialized hemp
First, get all requisite licenses before growing and processing and hemp. You can’t even purchase hemp seeds or seedlings without first having a proper license. New provisions seem to develop daily. Prepare to enter a somewhat volatile industry. Next, one of the most important steps in hemp farming is to know when it’s time to cultivate. This takes a trained eye, as farmers aim to harvest at the peak of the flowering period before the plant goes to seed. From there, the plants go out for drying and processing. This is when extraction takes place. What’s left is then sold to manufacturers. They go on to create the tinctures, vaporizer cartridges, edibles, and more consumers purchase today.
The Arbor Vita8 commitment to quality hemp processing
At Arbor Vita8, we commit to the utmost in standards for hemp processing. Our equipment can extract up to 5,000 lbs of biomass per day. Our knowledge and expertise helps you maintain the quality of your harvest. From seed to sale, our team is here to support you as a hemp farmer. We even help you sell your product to the best manufacturers. Contact us today to learn more about our unique, inclusive, and profitable process.