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HEMP AGRICULTURE:
GROWING THE FUTURE OF
ON FARM SUSTAINABILITY

FACT:
NORTHERN ALBERTA IS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES IN THE WORLD TO GROW HEMP FOR FIBER

Northern Alberta can produce large quantities of hemp fiber more economically than current global industry leaders 

  • Similar process to growing hay  

  • Flexible seeding time and early harvest  

  • No combining or drying  

  • New and viable crop to add to any crop rotation, which can then help combat clubroot  

“Seed, Spray & Walk Away"…

Growing Hemp for CRHC is that Easy!

We Take Care of the Cutting, Tedding, Raking, Baling & Hauling

Growing Hemp Process:

Farmer's 

Task

CRHC's

Task

Farm & CRHC

Collaborate

1. Farm & Field

Consultation

2. Sign

Contract

3. Test Field

Option 1:   

Hemp Fiber Production Contract

 

Option 2:   

Hemp Straw Production Contract

    (Secondary Hemp Contract)  

4. Fertility Planning

Fertility package for hemp

is similar to an oat crop.  

5. Pre-Seed Burn Off

Or Tillage

Hemp’s height and hardiness allow it to out-compete weeds once established.

 

However, hemp can be outcompeted when young, and CRHC recommends a pre-seed burn or tillage followed by an

in-crop application for

best results and yields.  

6. Seeding

CRHC works closely with local and national seed distributors to supply our growers highly productive genetics and high quality certified seed.  

7. In Crop Scouting

CRHC’s team of agronomists and agriculture interns visit contracted fields through out the growing season  

8. Harvest & Baling

Crops are harvested by CRHC.

Harvest for single purpose young hemp fiber

typically runs from

August - September  

9. Hauling &

Delivery

Jeff Pasemko
Redwater, AB

"I think hemp is a great rotational crop for my area and grow it for three main reasons:

 

First, it’s a low maintenance crop that doesn’t take a lot of passes in the sprayer.

 

It’s also a low input cost crop and therefore a high margin crop.

Finally, and most important for me, is that it is a great time management crop in the sense that it has a spread in its seeding window and harvest.

 

I like that I can seed, spray, and walk away when I grow with CRHC."

 

Kurtis Wiselka
Even Par Enterprises,  Athabasca, AB

"I like to grow with CRHC for rotational and time management benefits.

 

Before adding hemp, I grew canola, wheat, and peas, and extending my rotation with another crop takes some of the pressure off that those tight rotations put on the land.

 

Time and help is always short in fall, so the harvest service provided helps with those pressures as well."

 

Todd Brodziak
Brodziak Farms, St. Brides, AB

"I’ve grown hemp for three years with CRHC, and I’ve noticed a positive effect on my soil and the crop the year after growing.

 

It is a different root system than other crops I grow, and the roots do a good job breaking up compaction in my fields.

 

Nutrient and mineral availability in my soil is high after I grow hemp, and I see a visible boost in the grain crop I plant the year following."

 

Trevor Dubovsky
Kyton Farms,  Busby, AB 

"My favourite part about growing hemp with CRHC is the harvest service they provide.

 

I like being able to add something to my farm that lessens my workload at fall when I’m busy combining other crops."

 

GROWER TESTIMONIALS