Hemp Farming – What You Need to Know
I’ve talked about quality CBD extensively, and that’s because it’s so important to me. And quality CBD doesn’t just happen on its own. There’s no switch that’s flipped to make something a quality product. It’s an on-going mission. And it doesn’t start when the CBD is put into the bottle; it starts at the source.
When I started Nature’s Ultra, finding the best place to grow hemp for my CBD was essential. I needed to know that the hemp started out on the right track and its success would be cultivated every step of the way.
It Starts With The Seed
Nature’s Ultra frequently mentions the Young Living Seed to Seal® standards. This means quality starts with the seeds we use. This is why I made sure we had our own agronomist on staff to work with seed development.
In case you didn’t know, an agronomist looks at everything from the properties of the soil to the nutrients the crop needs. The agronomist also takes into consideration how the farming practices impact the environment. They are always looking for ways to increase CBD yield and to ensure the seeds that are used are the best quality.
The Type of Hemp Used
It’s important to use seeds that are going to produce the best results. The type of hemp you use matters. I recommend choosing a variety that is high-quality and high yield. This allows me to get the most out of the harvest and produce the best CBD oil products.
Testing, Testing, Testing
The reason I can be so confident when talking about the quality of the plants and the products is because of the amount of testing that is done. Extensive testing is done on multiple levels to ensure nothing but the best of the best makes it to your door.
Soil Testing – we test the soil to ensure that there aren’t any harmful elements that the hemp plants can absorb. Hemp is a phytoremediator, which means it can pull the toxins from the ground into the plant. That’s why it’s important to make sure the ground you plant in is tested. And to ensure that nothing contaminates the plants, no pesticides or harsh chemicals are used.
Water Testing – the Water is constantly tested to ensure quality and to ensure it has not been contaminated.
Plant Testing – the hemp is tested again once it’s harvested. A core sample is taken from the harvest and tested by a third party of objective experts. This means that the CBD products you’re getting are the best they can be.
I take the Seed to Seal® standard very seriously. My commitment to quality doesn’t just stop with the plant itself by how we farm. I ensure that our partner farms are always using organic practices. On top of that, I believe in the importance of regenerative agriculture, which enhances biodiversity and enriches the soil. This results in increased crop yields and provides us with better plants to ensure you get the best product possible.
Farming hemp is a combination of science and art. You need the know-how, but you also need the passion to see it thrive. While it does require a lot of hard work, the end result is a high-quality product you can stand behind.