HEMP CULTIVATION: the know-how necessary to start a successful production
Hemp is a genus of plant that belongs to the Cannabaceae family, its use is historically among the oldest in the world, both as a medicinal and ornamental plant.
Hemp contains various active ingredients, among which the best known are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
THC has a psychoactive effect therefore it is considered as a narcotic substance and as such, prohibited.
Hemp species that contain low doses of THC, i.e. less than 1%, are not considered as narcotic substances in Switzerland.
A low THC content is compensated, in selected varieties, by high values of CBD (Cannabidiol), a cannabinoid characterized by the absence of psycho-active effects, with proven calming, relaxing and pain-relieving properties.
The production of legal Hemp in Switzerland is very varied, the types of cultivation are 3:
-Outdoor (in open field)
-Indoor (in closed spaces with lighting systems and controlled conditions).
The Hemp plant is an annual flowering plant and photoperiodic. This means that cannabis will only flower once a year, based on the amount of light it receives, and then it will die, so the life cycle of a plant varies greatly depending on whether it is grown indoors or outdoors and more generally depending on climates and varieties.
Flowers ripen all at the same time, therefore harvesting is done when all flowers have reached their optimal maturity, in order to understand which is the right moment, we observe trichomes of the plant, whose color indicates their maturity.
In terms of quality of the final product, indoor production produces superior quality flowers thanks to the perfect control of all cultivation parameters. Such cultivation requires installations that require air conditioning and lighting systems.
Until not so long ago when talking about this plant people thought only of the flower, but from the processing of Hemp it is possible to obtain many products, whose production in recent years has grown dramatically.
In addition to Hemp inflorescences, still one of the most requested products, there are many other derivatives of the plant, here are the most common:
The legal Hemp market continues to invest heavily in research and development to achieve new advances and focuses mainly on the following aspects:
-elimination of pests and pathogens
-development of new cannabis varieties using advanced cultivation methods
-hybridisation of patented strains.
CBD Logistics's consulting services can help you gain the knowledge and know-how you need to start successful production.
Our industry experts have decades of experience with industry-leading knowledge in seed, cultivation and propagation methods, facility design and equipment selection, and implementation of operational procedures.
We offer a wide range of customized consulting solutions designed to help clients excel in production and resolve their critical issues.
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