The sowing date varies according to the variety and the altitude of the geographical area where it is planted.


Characteristics required during the industrial hemp establishment phase :


  • Temperature of 12°C (range 0-10cm)
  • Press the bottom of the seedbed together to ensure that the seeder works evenly.
  • Crumble the first 3 to 7 cm to obtain good seed-soil contact (high porosity, with small-sized aggregates. However, at least 40% of the aggregates must be larger than the seed to avoid erosion such as capping).
  • Plot free of foreign bodies on its surface
  • Drained plot
  • Levelled plot


Be careful with sowing depth: 1 cm is ideal. Hemp does not have high emergence force. That’s why we recommend a depth of no more than 1 cm (Caution: Battance crust) => Limiting structure. Avoid planting hemp before heavy rainfall (risk of threshing on silty soils and seed leaching).


Industrial hemp is not a crop that requires more NPK and trace elements than a cereal, but rather an intermediate crop.

Hemp is a crop with the following requirements:

  • 80 units of nitrogen in the form of 1846 + ammo or liquid nitrogen
  • (A hemp crop may require a total of 120 U of nitrogen and a restitution of about 40 U N, here there is a restitution with the cover crop)
  • 80 phosphorus units
  • 120 units of potash (Beware of deficiencies)
  • Magnesia: 100 U minimum
  • Sulphur: 60-70 U minimum (Gispe 300 kg/Ha and at sowing with 1.5 T of poultry droppings).

Note: After the first 80-100 days of the hemp cycle, it should be fully absorbed.

Soil structure conducive to soil development: fragmentary, lumpy structure. The texture most compatible with industrial hemp cultivation is silt (beware of threshing).

If high reliquat (previous grassland, green manure application, excessive fertilization)=>Hemp lodging risk, which is higher depending on variety (Fibror 49) and climatic conditions. If lodged, fiber quality is degraded, general degradation of the plant when in contact with the soil + impossibility of harvesting seed.

Development stages

It is therefore very important to check the settings of your seed drill to obtain a depth of one centimetre and no more.

5 days after sowing, lines should be visible. It’s at this stage that we notice a major pigeon attack.

3 weeks after sowing, hemp covers and smothers weeds


Hempoint’s inauguration of HEMP-it’s new factory and lab



Visitors taking notes of the R&D and facility investments made by Hemp-it

Last week, Hemp-it welcomed Hana Gabrielová and Robin Destiche from Hempoint company who have been spending time and energy for years on building up networks of hemp pioneers around the world. This gave Hana and Robin the opportunity to discover our brand new facilities made to supply top-quality certified industrial hemp seeds: a 8,000 square-meter factory & a state-of-the-art laboratory for R&D of innovative new varieties.

The Paris conference on the Use of Cannabis for Medical Purposes



The next steps after experimenting mobilises the whole industry: from hemp seed producers to healthcare providers

  March 2023 will be the end of the two years’ experiment on new therapies based on cannabis derivatives in the form of drinkable oil or inhalable cannabis flowers. In order to anticipate the next steps, the Paris conference on therapeutic cannabis use, organized by Santé France Cannabis, on December 16th 2021 enabled the industry’s key-actors to share the first feedback from the field after a nine months’ period of experiment; all the way through from hemp seed producers to medical professionals.