Photos by Chris Torres
Bryan Harnish is liking what he sees so far from his cannabidiol hemp crop. It’s about knee-high at this point, and he’s starting to top off some plants
The first plants on the left were planted in early June; the second plants were seeded around June 21. Good weather and plenty of fertilization has gotten the plants off to a good start.
On a hot and humid day, Thomas Forrest is busy cultivating weeds between the rows.
CULLING THE MALES
The first planting has matured enough for Harnish to start culling the male plants from the plot. The male plants have small nodules at the base of each branch, which became visible once the plants reached about knee high.
Not all the plants in the field are looking good. The plants in the foreground suffered some likely herbicide injury from Roundup being applied between the rows.
KNEE HIGH AND HIGHER
While the hemp plants are around knee high, the corn planting has really taken off as timely rains and hot weather have been good for growth.