One common myth is that hemp can be grown anywhere. Hemp grows best on a loose, well-aerated loam soil with high fertility and abundant organic matter, with a pH of 6.0 - 7.5.

It appears that industrial hemp seed is quite sensitive to a lack of soil moisture at planting. This trait has not been quantified but could readily contribute to stand failures. Seed should be planted in soils with adequate moisture to encourage rapid germination (Source: Univ. of Kentucky).

Cinderite is recommended to provide aeration and porosity to the soil, increase water holding capacity, as well as paramagnetism, and makes soil nutrients more available to all plant roots. 

Natural-organic growing programs improve soil health and the production of plants. Synthetic, toxic fertilizers and glyphosate-based herbicides have been shown to destroy beneficial microbes in the soil, leading to lower soil quality, less water absorption, lower nutrients, and likely higher levels of mold, disease, and fungus due to an imbalance of beneficial bacteria in the soil.

Cinderite can be tilled into the top 5”-8” of soil at an application rate determined by the need of the grower and addressing all the concerns that the soil has. Adding 3 to 10 tons per acre is recommended. This will help you obtain the ideal C.G.S. levels in your soil, as well as maintaining an optimal water content. Another method is to top dress all the lower troughs in the field with 1” of Cinderite to help with water retention and attract the E.L.F’s to stimulate the biological colonies creating a thriving living soil.