The Hemp Conference Session Preview: Crop Forecasting
AmericanHort’s inaugural Hemp Conference, set to take place July 9-10, prior to Cultivate’21. This two-day event will include a trade show and education programming featuring leading perspectives on hemp production.
George Grant, a GGSPro technical specialist at Griffin Greenhouse Supplies will be speaking during a session on crop forecasting for greenhouse and field hemp production.
Hemp Production News, presenting sponsor of The Hemp Conference, caught up with Grant for a Q&A about his session.
Crop Forecasting for Greenhouse Young Plant, Flower,
and Field Hemp Production
Saturday, July 10 • 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Whether you are a field farmer producing hemp outdoors for CBD, an indoor/greenhouse grower producing premium smokable flower, or a greenhouse hemp liner producer offering hemp young plants to farmers in your region – proper production forecasting and cultivar selection is critical. We will discuss the intricacies of hemp forecasting by market avenue (flower, field, and young plant production) giving you tools that will equip you to reduce risk and have confidence in your production plan.
What does crop forecasting mean for hemp growers?
Knowing what, when, and how to plant are important questions for ever grower. Crop forecasting encompasses the integration of crop timing, a geographical location’s climate and pest pressure, genetic characteristics, and nutritional needs to maximize potential yields and return per square foot during the desired production season.
Why should growers attend this session?
There are a variety of considerations growers should be aware of before beginning hemp production. Proper planning includes growing the appropriate genetics for your style of grow and infrastructure in a way that maximizes profitably for the desired market. The objective of this presentation is to educate growers on the importance of these variables and how they interact with each other. This presentation will also provide some resources to help growers make decisions that ensure a greater chance of having a successful hemp crop.
What is Griffin’s experience with hemp?
Griffin has been working in the legal hemp and cannabis arena for over seven years. We currently support over 700 growers in more than 30 states. We have a dedicated Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) team that focuses on these and other food crops, serving cultivation and production nationwide. From greenhouse and warehouse to field production, we understand cannabis/hemp and its needs, from photoperiod to nutrition and crop protection. We routinely guide our ornamental customers on how to diversify their businesses to include hemp.
What is GGSPro?
GGSPro stands for Griffin Greenhouse Services Professional. This team serves as the technical arm of Griffin and is made up of six horticultural experts (Rick Yates, Virginia Brubaker, Joanne Lutz, Karen Stever, Erica Hernandez, and George Grant) with all different backgrounds and specializations. GGSPro provides prompt, practical, and accurate technical support in understandable terms to growers to enhance crop quality and profitability. GGSPro fields over 18,000 calls and emails related to technical support annually. Griffin is unique; no other distribution company dedicates this level of technical support to customers.
Learn more and register for The Hemp Conference at thehempconference.org.