Hemp cultivation is steadily increasing in the United States.

Ocmis rollers are the most suitable machines to meet the irrigation needs of this crop.

The US agricultural sector is developing new cultivations. It is hemp that is forging ahead in terms of acres cultivated.

Some start with just five, as a trial, some start with fifty from the word go. A genuine boom that is affecting not only small farmers, but also figures such as investors, businessmen and entrepreneurs, who have sniffed opportunities for revenue that are far from merely hypothetical. Credit institutions, moreover, have begun to finance projects for the cultivation of this plant – a sure sign that things are coming to the boil.

Irrigating hemp

In Ocmis, we know that the ideal irrigation requirements of hemp are 25 "/30" millimetres of water. A roller is the most effective response to the supplementary requirements of these small cultivations. In particular, documented research on this crop indicates that the initial phase is the most critical for the plant’s water requirements.

Focus on Hemp

Hemp is cultivated biologically. About 1/3 is planted using plastic mulch film (for weed control), while 2/3 of farmers plant it directly under the soil, seeking alternative weed reduction methods. The plant grows to a height of about 6 feet and the larger part of the growing US market is consequent to the industrial oil obtainable from the flower. Hemp is a sister plant to marijuana but does not contain THC (the psychoactive ingredient of Cannabis).

Cannabis and Hemp

Unlike Cannabis, which is mainly cultivated under glass and has two basic uses (narcotic and curative), hemp is cultivated in open farms and is used in over 25,000 applications. Experts maintain that this plant is destined to change innumerable production processes, and the related end products. From household goods to clothing, as well as the automobile sector.

Some American States have rushed ahead in this market, others are approving legislation to make it entirely legal. President Trump, during his mandate, signed a law and, with the approval of the US Farm Bill, hemp was placed on the same level as maize, cotton and soya.