Figuring out the amount of CBD oil a hemp plant can produce is not an easy task. However, it is reasonable to assume that a cannabis sativa plant can yield around 1 pound of CBD-rich flowers, if grown correctly. Growing hemp requires a lot of effort and there are many different factors that can influence the yield of a plant. The Canadian Grain Commission has not yet established official classification and moisture standards for industrial hemp. The answer to this question is quite complex as the factors related to the CBD content in hemp can vary greatly.
For instance, if you are aiming to produce full-spectrum CBD oil or a CBD product that contains a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes derived from hemp, you can get more out of the same amount of crude oil than if you were to make isolated CBD, which is a pure form of CBD. To produce CBD, you need to grow female hemp plants as only female plants produce flowers and the flower is the richest source of cannabinoids such as CBD. Adequate sunlight is essential for CBD production, so it is recommended that hemp plants be spaced 3 to 5 feet apart. When selecting crops, make sure to choose ones that have the right herbicidal chemicals available to control various stages of volunteer hemp. Generally speaking, you can grow between 1500 and 3000 hemp plants per acre, depending on the size of the hemp cultivar you choose and the space between each hemp plant.
Additionally, you should grow a hemp strain designed for CBD production (unlike industrial hemp which is usually grown for its fiber or oil content). Previous research and the experience of producers have shown that hemp can be planted in mid-June and still achieve a reasonable grain yield. Contracting production will reduce some of the risks associated with commercializing hemp grains and fibers. Over time, hemp growers can gain more knowledge about their CBD yields and improve production rates, allowing them to make more accurate predictions about their CBD yields from crop to crop. There are no herbicides that specifically target volunteer hemp on their label, but there are some options available.
The report also contains additional information on the characteristics of hemp growers, including the years in which a farm operates, age and breed. Large numbers of Lygus bugs have been found in hemp, but the damage and economic thresholds are unknown.