Hemp Planting Map

The Hemp Mine Hemp Planting Map (HPM) was created to help hemp greenhouse growers and field farmers properly schedule/forecast their production. The Hemp Mine understands the value of data driven technical support, thus we have created an interactive tool, the HPM. This equips growers with the regional environmental information that enables them to make proper planting, testing and harvesting decisions for their crop. 

In this map you can zoom to your location and find the closest dot. The dots throughout the map hold the environment and location data for that city/county. What is important to understand about this map is the data points that are presented:
  • Frost potential, date, and day length. 
When trying to determine when to plant you first need to understand your crop's flowering response time. Keep in mind that each individual cultivar's flowering response time may be slightly different - hence the importance of the map. A flowering response time is a specific hour and minute metric which has been determined by your hemp breeding company that shares with you the exact day length that triggers flower initiation. For example, The Hemp Mine has a cultivar named Southern Cat Daddy. This cultivar will stay vegetative with day lengths longer than 14 hours but when it is exposed to 14 hours of light or less it will go into flower. 
Please see the video below, as this video walks through the concept of photoperiodism and gives a step by step tutorial on how to utilize this map effectively. 

 MAP ENGINEER / COLLABORATOR:

 Joanne Logan is an associate professor in the Herbert College of Agriculture at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, where she has served as a member of the faculty for more than 30 years. Her training is in applied agriculture, with a specialization in agricultural climatology, earning her advanced degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research projects usually involve spatial analyses and mapping using GIS as a tool to better understand the relationships between climate, plants, and water resources.