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Sep 2019With careful management, cover crops can provide multiple benefits for hemp production systems.
Aug 2019Industrial hemp was grown as a commodity crop for decades until it was banned in the mid-1930s. Congress decriminalized the crop in 2018, sparking interest in it among growers in Oregon, where hemp can be grown successfully. The plant's uses and restrictions, as well as many frequently asked questions, are outlined.
Aug 2019Growers planting a successful commercial crop of hemp for seed, fiber, or resin will follow these guidelines for soil preparation, seeding, and irrigation.
Dec 2009Potassium (K) is an essential nutrient to corn production. It is associated with movement of water, nutrients, and carbohydrates in plant tissue and if deficient, growth is stunted and yields are reduced. It has been shown that K stimulates early growth, increases protein production, improves the efficiency of water use, and improves resistance to diseases and insects. However, ...
Dec 2009Due to cost, time, grazing restrictions, lack of selectivity or by personal choice, some growers do not want to use chemical methods of weed control in pastures. Weed control without chemicals is a viable option with a number of factors to consider. A year round management plan is essential. Weeds are plants that possess some undesirable traits. In pastures, weeds can be ...