Growing hemp on a large scale requires knowledge and skill in order to transform high quality flower into medicinal CBD products. With a highly skilled team of professionals working to grow top quality hemp, Hawgs Hemp Farm, a licensed grower and seller of Industrial Hemp for CBD, has been doing just that on re-mediated land in Birdtown, Arkansas.
Growing hemp on a large scale requires knowledge and skill to transform high quality flower into medicinal CBD products. With a highly skilled team of professionals working to grow top quality hemp, Hawgs Hemp Farm, a licensed grower and seller of Industrial Hemp for CBD, has been doing just that on remediated land in Birdtown, Arkansas. They operate under the Green Remedies Group, who also operates Indigenous Seeds, a certified cloning and seed company, and has recently secured a contract with an international company to grow and produce clones for their region. In addition, they have an on-site certified extraction and drying facility under the brand Hawgs Hemp Refinery, where they manufacture and sell medicinal CBD products such as oils, tinctures and edibles.
Hawgs Hemp Farm has 60 acres of outdoor and hoop house grown hemp. Managed by co-founder Brad Fausett, who has a Masters in Soil Chemistry and a doctorate in Agricultural Intelligence, Brad has worked around the globe in both indoor and outdoor hemp and cannabis growing operations and brings years of expertise to his new venture. Along with being a production farm, Hawgs Hemp Farm has ongoing research programs with the University of Arkansas and Northwestern State in Oklahoma.
Beginning in January, all clones and seeds are grown in the hoop houses, until about July when the houses get converted to production. The hoop houses are important for clone propagation and producing seeds because they eliminate any cross pollination that could happen if those plants were to be grown outdoors. In the second half of the year, the hoop houses get converted into flowering houses. For their flowering houses they use the P.L. Light Systems’ NXT-LP luminaires with Alpha reflectors and HPS lamps. The Alpha reflectors are important to help evenly distribute the light over the plants, so they are always receiving the maximum amount of PAR (photosynthetic active radiation). During the winter months they also keep a hoop house dedicated to growing mother plants, where they will switch out the HPS lamps with metal halide (MH) lamps to promote vegetative growth.
Brad has been a customer of P.L. Light Systems since 1998, having worked with our luminaires in both greenhouse and indoor growing operations around the world. He continues to purchase our luminaires because of their high reliability, even having them out in conditions such as hoop houses, which are often exposed to the elements. When he’s growing indoors, he prefers to use the Beta reflectors with the luminaires because of its deep penetration of light into the canopy. Brad states that P.L. Light luminaires are perfect for producing high quality flower both in indoor and greenhouse/hoop house applications.
Green Remedies has lots of exciting things coming up this year including trialing several varieties of hemp in different countries to see how they fare in varying climatic and environmental conditions. To learn more on Hawgs Hemp Farm and the Green Remedies Group check out their website at: https://www.greenremediesgroup.com/