Hemp Farming in Florida: Mitigating Negative Effects of a Humid Subtropical Climate and Soils
Kathryn Arnold, Partner, Florida Panhandle Hemp
Cost effective ways to successfully harvest large or small scale sun grown operations along the hurricane corridor including earlier planting, supplemental lighting, elevation, field slope, soil amendment, drainage, fertilization, pest management, root rot, humidity control, blocking excessive wind and rain. Potential information on insuring your crop if available and emergency harvesting.
Kathryn Arnold is a partner of Florida Panhandle Hemp, LVCB, a University of Florida pilot project research hemp farm located in Northwest Florida. The aims are to support the future viability and sustainability of the hemp industry through assessment of the crop, cropping systems, and their ecological and economic impacts. Arnold is a Florida native and graduate of Florida State University. She then relocated to Oregon where she worked in coordination with the Oregon Cannabis Association as well as multiple cannabis facilities including Mystic Roots, Lifted Lotus, and Med with Love to establish an unknown hemp growers’ market to create a channel for quality CBD products in commercial retail. After that she worked with the same local growers to learn and educate while eventually receiving the opportunity to return to her hometown and establish the coastal research location in hopes to provide education and understanding of the growing process in a warmer, southern climate.