Keeping Hemp Crops in Check

Posted by Angelique Diedrick on

Industrial hemp is a form of Cannabis sativa, the same plant species as marijuana, and is grown as an agricultural crop. Industrial hemp growers, especially new growers, may not be aware just how important it is to test their crops for THC levels and other contaminants.

Hemp plants are low in THC, which is the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana, generally less than 1% THC. But Federal legislation states that plants testing at levels higher than 0.3% THC will be in violation of the 2014 Farm Bill, which made the growing and sale of hemp legal. 

Most hemp crops high in THC occur when farmers are working with a new seed (according to the CDA), but other factors can cause a THC spike such as growing environments and long flowering periods.

At Hemp Analytical Lab, part of the TN Lab Supply tri-brand, we can analyze your crop to ensure its quality and also test for contaminants such as heavy metals, bacteria, and pesticides. Call today for details. 865-392-6502. 



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