Las Vegas, May 18, 2021 – PRESS RELEASE – With more than 10 years’ experience in growing and processing hemp in North America, Hemp Inc. reports it expects its 2021 hemp grows in North Carolina, Wyoming, Arizona and Oregon to be a grand slam. Not only does Hemp Inc. have an established network of industry professionals in every segment of the industrial hemp industry, but it has also enlisted renowned scientist Robert Ian Bruck, Ph.D., chief science officer of Hempire Inc., to oversee its North Carolina hemp grow.
Hemp Inc.’s North Carolina 2021 Hemp Grow
“We expect this year’s grow to be a huge success,” Hemp Inc. CEO Craig Perlowin said. “Dr. Bruck is an intellectual visionary and understands the evolving industrial hemp sector. The interdisciplinary perspective he brings from academia and his professional career is not only unique, but profound.”
According to Dr. Bruck, cannabigerol (CBG) is one of the cannabinoids in cannabis that has more pharmacological benefits than cannabidiol (CBD) for pain, arthritis, etc.
“To date, there are only a few CBG hemp strains in the market. I’m working with one of Hemp Inc.’s growers to breed from a mother plant that Hempire Inc. ordained,” Bruck said. Hempire Inc. is a cannabis delivery service that primarily serves the Stockton, Calif. area but has a division that focuses on CBG genetics which Bruck heads.
“We are making huge strides in breeding very high content CBG hemp strain,” he said. “We have thousands of seedlings in the greenhouse and we’re shooting for 5,000 plants that will be transplanted to the field.”
The plants, to be planted in approximately three weeks, are expected to grow to maturity and harvested around the end of August. The strain being tested in this grow is called “Hemperial 3.” The grow covers about 2 1/2 acres of land in North Carolina.
Bruck is leading Hemp Inc.’s hemp grow in North Carolina and holds a double Ph.D. He has been the dean of Hemp Inc.’s Hemp University for the past few years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from The State University of New York, Buffalo State; a doctorate in forest pathology, phytopathology from The State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry; a doctorate in forestry from Syracuse University; and a postdoctoral fellowship from Cornell University, as well as years of experience in the fields of plant pathology and plant ecology.
In addition to the above mentioned, he also serves as director of North Carolina State Institute (NCSU) for Environmental Technology Education; special assistant to the vice chancellor for research, outreach and extension, NCSU; coordinator of university environmental programs; and professor, Depts. of Plant Pathology and Forestry.
“I have been very fortunate in my career to work with so many incredible people,” Bruck said. “Hemp Inc. has set the bar high in the industry and I look forward to continuing to grow with them as this industry continues to expand.”
Hemp Inc.’s Wyoming 2021 Hemp Grow
In Wyoming, Hemp Inc. is partnering with GreenTree Ag LLC to grow long-stalk industrial hemp on 22.2 acres. The specific cultivars used in this particular grow are HLIANA, HLESIA, and HLUKHIVS’KI, and are scheduled to be planted during the first week in June and harvested during the first week in September. The whole process will be closely monitored using GreenTree Ag’s precision ag methodology from “Soil to Solutions.”
GreenTree Ag’s Precision Ag methodology is evidence-based and bridges the gap between all agricultural data and the equipment that collects and utilizes it.
“We believe that if your operation is to make lasting positive changes in the way you farm and manage your inputs, you must first understand what you’re working with,” GreenTree Ag Founder and CEO Justin Loeffler said. “We provide a simple and effective method to get you started to better input management and optimum hemp production,”
According to Loeffler, a successful grow starts with the initial field analysis. “The initial field analysis was designed for one purpose: provide growers with long lasting accurate information they could count on year after year to build off of, to make impacting management decisions to lower input costs and increase productivity,” he said. The analysis “gets right to the heart of crucial information that will significantly assist the farmer in making positive changes on their farm.”
For more information on using GreenTree Ag’s “Soil to Solutions” visit www.greentreeag.com.
Hemp Inc. expects to harvest 10,000 pounds per acre (30% hemp fiber, 70% hemp herd and 300-500 pounds of seeds per acre, which will primarily be used for next year’s crop). The seeds from this year’s crop will be enough to plant 222 acres next year. Hemp Inc. will use the harvest to produce hemp lumber such as 2x4s which are made up of hemp and recycled plastic, making it stronger, longer lasting and more sustainable than traditional wood.
“We are extremely excited with this relationship as it helps launch another hemp product into the marketplace for our new, clean and green sustainable and regenerative American agricultural and industrial revolution,” Hemp Inc. CEO Craig Perlowin said.
Hemp, Inc.’s Arizona 2021 Hemp Grow
In Arizona, Hemp Inc. is preparing to grow hemp and kenaf on 11 acres at its Veterans Village Kins Community in Golden Valley. Darren Reed, Hemp Inc.’s primary grower, is overseeing the grow using the same cultivars Wyoming is using (HLIANA, HLESIA and HLUKHIVS’KI). According to Reed, planting will start by the end of this week with an expected harvest by the middle to end of September.
“Right now, we’re laying the groundwork—sifting, plowing the field and fertilizing the soil,” Reed said. “We’ll be testing to see which cultivar will yield the best results.”
Hemp Inc.’s Oregon 2021 Hemp Grow
In Oregon, Hemp Inc. is partnering with Natural Blum Farm to grow hemp this year using one of the most sought after cultivars from the Crawford Brothers (White CBG Seedless). According to oregoncbdseeds.com, the White CBG Seedless is “revered for its large dense flowers and gorgeous bag appeal, and exhibits a stronger, more diesel-filled nose and bumped-up yields. With added essential oil production, its seedless frosted-white flowers also gain more stickiness than the original.”
“The Crawford Brothers are some of my heroes in the hemp industry,” said Bruce Perlowin, chief visionary consultant to Hemp Inc. “They’re in the top 3 percent of people in the industry who actually know what they’re doing. Unfortunately, it’s been a huge learning curve, which I’ve seen translate into a lot of sweat and tears. This is one reason Hemp Inc. has the Hemp University and Consultant divisions to educate as many people as we can,”
Curt Gerbers, the president and CEO of Natural Blum, said he is excited to be partnering with Hemp Inc. and expects the cultivar he’s using to yield a nice crop. The team is currently prepping the soil to plant the first week in June and expects to harvest sometime in September.
Natural Blum is a health and wellness company that offers a wide range of CBD and CBG products. Its best sellers include: CBD flower; CBD oil; CBD pre-rolls; CBG flower; CBG oil; CBG pre-rolls; CBD distillate/isolates; CBD edibles; and CBG balms/creams. Visit Natural Blum for more info here.
“We are excited to be working with Hemp Inc. at our Natural Blum Farms King of Hemp Store in Boulder, Colo., which will be opening soon, showcasing both Natural Blum and Hemp Inc. products,” Gerbers said.
Moreover, Hemp Inc. is making its King of Hemp line available at other retail stores across America. For those who prefer shopping online, King of Hemp products are currently available at NaturalExposureCBD.com.
Included in the King of Hemp line are items such as Bubba Kush hemp, CBD pre-rolls, fortified CBD pre-rolls, CBD and CBG caviar and Moon Rocks, as well as Diamonds, which are products on the market that contain 96%-98.7% CBD.
To learn more, go to the King of Hemp website here.