There are few solutions that compare to the ecological benefits that can be realized from regeneratively farming Cannabis/hemp.
As unpredictable, unseasonable and extreme climate events continue to challenge our ability to maintain business as usual, Regenerative farming is gratefully gaining more attention as a viable solution to restore balance to our planet’s ecosystem.
What is Regenerative Farming?
Regenerative farming is a collection of farming practices that prioritize the health of the earth’s ecosystem, conservation of precious resources, building soil fertility and increasing biodiversity that supports a healthy soil microbiome. By feeding the microbes in the soil and ensuring the optimal balance of minerals are present, plus water and plenty of sunshine, the biology will do the work of giving your plants what they need to thrive.
Knowledge of your soils mineral and microbial balance, and the quality of you water source are some of the most important aspects to successful farming. Taking soil, water and tissue samples throughout the season will give you the most accurate picture of what is going on in your field. It will also give you the opportunity to take corrective action before issues arise that can compromise yields and prevent potentially stressful situations that can negatively impact yield and potency.
Concerning pest and disease controls: Planting seeds over clones provides some resiliency against pests, but it does not make your crop immune to the potential damage and ultimately loss in yield that can occur from pests and disease. Healthy soil biome is the foundation for healthy plants. Improper irrigation practices can cause stress leading to attack from pests and diseases. Keep your soil moisture levels in a range where the soil never dries out, but is rarely if only briefly fully saturated (standing water for days on end in a field is problematic). Pre-planning your row direction and layout based on winter runoff patterns will help to mitigate some of these challenges. Also, we highly recommend getting a soil test and professional soil and water analysis prior to amending your field.