Hemp is a great crop for farmers. It’s industrious and versatile, providing an array of uses for its sustainable plant. With hemp on the rise across North America, growers are benefiting from the yield.
The following are just a few ways that hemp may benefit your farm:
- Hemp is drought-resistant, meaning it requires less water to grow than other crops such as cotton and corn.
- Hemp leaves return nitrogen back into the soil, which improves soil conditions for future crops and helps control weeds – Hemp plants can grow up to 2 meters tall, which makes it an ideal crop for mechanical harvesting or even aerial spraying with herbicides or insecticides – Hemp’s fibrous stalk offers high strength properties that make it perfect as an alternative energy source such as biofuel or insulation because of its thermal insulating properties
- Birds love hemp seeds! Planting hemp near your bird feeders will help attract more birds to your property
- Industrial hemp is more profitable than other crops
- Hemp can provide an income in developing countries
Hemp is a versatile plant that is a beneficial addition to any farm. Hemp products can be found in many aspects of life, from textiles to food. The fiber of the hemp plant is particularly useful for weavers and other textile artists. Hemp paper has been used for centuries and was only replaced by wood pulp paper in the 19th century due to its high production costs.