Sadly, no. There is no good piece of equipment that exists at the moment to buck large quantities of dried flowers for smokable purposes without losing a large amount of bud structure. Some of the automated buckers advertised for that purpose will destroy 40-60% of the flower you’re bucking. Sure you’ll be able to replaces tens of workers per day…[Read more]
It takes 4,000 sqft to hang dry 1 acre. Whole plants, 15′ height. In Oregon with decent airflow in a wet fall, it takes 15-20 days to bring the flower from 70 to 12% moisture. Anything over 15% will start to mold during long-term storage.
Sun drying is the most economical way to dry given the commodity prices, but it’s only possible in dry…[Read more]
Rafael replied to the topic Hemp Connects @ Planters, Harvesters, and Dryers Oh My! – June 5, 2020 in the forum RAWmarket.place Events 1 year, 10 months ago
Great question. We run a hemp harvesting and drying business in Oregon and utilize propane dryers. Our natural gas’s company supply lines end 2 miles up the road from our farm. They said they could trench and extend the line to our facility, but we’d have to cover the cost of roughly $1.4m. They then proceeded to nonchalantly ask how…[Read more]
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Rafael replied to the topic Key Lessons Learned in 2019 From Successful Hemp Farmers: Discussion in the forum Growing Hemp 2 years, 2 months ago
All great points on what a hemp farmer should look out for and do.
We do have some comments though. Most people associate any mechanical harvesting process with combines. The reality is combines are just one type of machine used and each individual type can produce significantly different results.
The purpose of using a combine is to separate…[Read more]