Home | Community | Message Board


Vaposhop
Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: Hemp

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Invisibleveggie

Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 13,985
Recruits wanted - to grow cannabis [UK]
    #4015095 - 04/05/05 12:34 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Recruits wanted - to grow cannabis
Apr 5 2005
icnetwork.co.uk

A CROP development company wants to recruit farmers to grow cannabis.

The Yorkshire-based Springdale Group Ltd says growing finola hemp, otherwise known as cannabis sativa, could help farmers to achieve new highs - but only in terms of the income.

While it looks like the plant that produces the recreational drug, it cannot be used for that purpose. But the similarity presents British farmers with a significant market because the United States Drug Enforcement Agency bans American farmers from growing it.

Clifford Spencer, chairman of The Springdale Group, says the crop offers excellent financial returns because the oil and fibre it produces are in great demand.

Yet it is simple and quick to grow, requiring comparatively few inputs and is harvested conventionally by combine.

"We have excellent markets for the seed and the plant," said Mr Spencer.

"The seeds are crushed to produce oils for various food and neutraceutical uses, while the seed husks are used in animal feeds.

"The plant fibre is one of the longest and strongest natural bast fibres which is used in everything from fashion textiles to a replacement for fibre-glass, which it outperforms on several levels."

A typical crop will produce 1.5 tonnes/hectare of seed and a similar quantity of straw. The seed is worth ?350/tonne and the straw ?70/tonne, producing total output of some ?630/ha. Growing costs (seed, fertiliser and sprays) account for ?176/ha, leaving a gross margin - without any subsidy - of ?464/ha.

Hemp grows in most soils, preferring loamy types, with seed rates of about 25kg/ha. Sowing between mid-April and mid-May, it reaches maturity in 130 days, so it can be harvested any time between mid-August and mid/late September.

It only requires 60kgs to 100kgs/acre of nitrogen, which is normally applied in the seedbed. Organic farmers can grow it following peas or clover, which produce the equivalent of 60kgsN/ha. It does not respond to phosphate and potash if soil indices for both are two or above.

"Despite being an old plant - hemp has been grown for 4,500 years - it is a crop with a real future and with real potential," said Mr Spencer.

"We expect many British farmers to consider growing it as they reconsider their options, as it fits easily into existing rotations and offers real commercial opportunities."


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibledr_gonz
Registered: 08/18/03
Posts: 44,644
Re: Recruits wanted - to grow cannabis [UK] [Re: veggie]
    #4015192 - 04/05/05 12:56 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Where do I sign up?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: Hemp

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Girl, 3, grows 'cannabis' in her garden [UK] veggie 3,886 17 09/06/08 03:37 AM
by skaboss
* British farmers recruited to grow poppies veggie 1,304 4 08/19/07 08:15 PM
by simplystoned
* It's illegal to grow cannabis, but you CAN buy seeds [UK] veggie 2,641 14 11/03/08 10:03 AM
by bloodsheen
* Mepal Businessman Jailed For Selling Cannabis Growing Equipment [UK] Bridgeburner 1,168 4 05/28/09 03:49 PM
by clover606
* Seven quizzed about cannabis [UK] Bridgeburner 349 0 04/01/08 04:49 PM
by Bridgeburner
* Police mistake widow's tomato plants for cannabis [UK] veggie 1,287 9 11/27/08 07:35 PM
by Le_Canard
* Farmer grew cannabis [UK] Bridgeburner 780 1 12/15/08 02:38 PM
by ShroomerRoss
* Growing cannabis isn’t a mystery: At area bookstores, info right next to latest potboilers [MA] veggie 993 0 04/09/07 01:42 PM
by veggie

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
755 topic views. 2 members, 7 guests and 10 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Azarius
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.037 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.