Industrial hemp is an emerging market. This high in fiber crop brings value to consumers all over the world. Kemin Crop Technologies is very proud to be supporting hemp growers be successful with our botanical fungicide-bactericide, miticide-insecticides, and soil amendment.
Industrial hemp is a crop that comes from the species Cannabis stavia. The crop cross pollinates annually and grows and develops rapidly. It is considered a fairly low-maintenance crop. The industry was very large before it was banned in many countries.1
So what can it be used for? Industrial hemp has many uses for the consumer.
Hemp is an excellent source of fiber. The fibers in industrial hemp can be used for textiles, cordage, or paper. Some other uses of the fiber in hemp include pressed or molded products used in vehicles, construction products, biodegradable mulch and animal bedding, and insulation products. All of these are good substitudes to their synthetic alternatives.
The seed portion of hemp has many purposes and uses. It can be used in the kitchen as a flower, a powder, a seed oil, or as hemp meal. It is also consumed as a seed or as a powder for a protein source. Hemp products are superior because their ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids is ideal.
Oil from hemp seed serves useful for consumers as well. The flavor of the oil is very palatable and is used as a substitute for olive and table oil. It can also be used in baking, frying, and even in cosmetics. Hemp oil products range from sparkling water to lotion.
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Although industrial hemp is known to be a "low-maintenance" crop, growers still face many challenges. Hemp can be invaded by unwanted pests such as insects and fungus that can inhibit the crop from reaching its full potential.
Some of the common pests that burden hemp growers include spider mites, russet mites, cannabis aphids, and root aphids. Powdery Mildew and Bud Rot (Botrytis) are common pathogens in hemp production. Hemp growers can utilize pesticides in the IPM programs to get the most out of their operations.
Kemin Crop Technologies offers a spread of products that can help hemp growers overcome their challenges. Learn more about our miticide-insecticides, fungicide-bactericide, and soil amendment!
In a 30-day controlled greenhouse trial in Great Bend, Kansas, botanical thyme-oil based biopesticide, Thymox Control completely eliminated Powdery Mildew symptoms whether sprayed every two weeks of five days!
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Our rosemary oil-based, contact miticide-insectide helps control pests such as aphids and whiteflies with a quick pest population knockdown.
Start with our TetraCURB™ Concentrate solution for commercial growers. This is a rosemary oil-based contact miticide-insecticide treatment made from our proprietary lines of rosemary plants. It's an environmentally-friendly product with no phytotoxicity that is highly effective at killing or repelling mites and small, soft-bodied insects such as aphids and whiteflies. Our product is exempt from residue tolerances in the U.S. and is an ideal foundation for a quality integrated pest management program.
TetraCURB Organic is a new option for organic growers to help manage pest pressure throughout the cropping season. With a high concentration of active ingredients formulated with a unique blend of botanical oils, TetraCURB Organic is a very effective contact miticide-insecticide and repellent that provides mite and small, soft-bodied insect control for a wide range of specialty crops with a zero-day PHI and zero-hour REI.
A botanical oil-based, broad-spectrum, contact fungicide-bactericide that contains thyme oil as the active ingredient. Thymox Control® efficacy is powered by an innovative nano emulsion technology that delivers billions of nano-size droplets of thyme oil for superior contact and higher killing effect.
Another Kemin product useful for producing high-quality hop is Valena™ - a unique sustainable soil amendment made of Kemin’s proprietary strain of unicellular Euglena gracilis algae, that primes the soil and help increase uptake efficiency for optimal crop growth. So farmers can improve their crop output, yield and overall plant health.
1) OSU Extension Service. Link: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/em9240/html
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