Hemp grows in 90-140 days depending on the end use, For fibre the harvest date is earlier as you do not want the seed to develop, requires minimal if any agri chemicals
Pollen drift from low THC industrial hemp crops will reduce the potency of any marijunna growing in the area and pollen can drift across the Mediterranean. By growing iHemp we are helping the police control illicit outdoor cannabis crops.
Seed crops are harvested once seed has set which takes a little longer, (harvested in March and April) recreational and medicinal crops are harvested before seed set and any male plants need to be controlled.
It grows best in well prepared lose soils and does not like wet feet.
Ideal in rotation, hemp is planted October/November and left in the ground until February/march depending on your latitude within in New Zealand.
Irrigation tends to improve yield, but as long as it gets sufficient water at the right times, it can survive on minimal water.
Minimal pest problems have been noticed in New Zealand and the crop requires little if any pesticides, fungicides or herbicides
Please note in New Zealand you need a licence to grow industrial hemp, liceneces are obtained from Medicines Control, Ministry of Health