WOODBINE, IA (September 30, 2019) – Spurred by the industrial hemp provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill, farmers and producers in the state of New York have been developing a vested interest in growing the high-value crop. E4 Crop Intelligence, an Iowa-based precision ag firm, traveled to upstate New York to conduct soil sampling for industrial hemp producer, Functional Remedies. The expert team of E4 crop consultants worked with the client to evaluate field conditions, some of which may be prime location for growing hemp.
Throughout E4’s on-site soil sampling process, consultants traversed over large areas of the prospective field to find the best spots that would yield important data about the soil’s composition. Using specialized tools and trusted lab partners, E4 personnel will be able to identify whether or not specific areas of a field have the optimum nutrient levels to support industrial hemp. The soil is currently being tested and will help determine if this is the right spot for their client.
“We are driven to provide our clients with the best information possible, that way they can make well-informed decisions that produce desirable outcomes,” said Greig Reisz, Founder, and President of E4 Crop Intelligence. “It has been an incredible experience working with Functional Remedies over the past year. All of us at E4 appreciate them taking the time to show us their operation in New York. We look forward to building our relationship with Functional Remedies.”
E4 is quickly establishing itself as a leader in soil testing for industrial hemp producers. Earlier this year, the company traveled to Pueblo, Colorado to test the soil for another field of Functional Remedies. While the testing methods are kept the same, the end goal of the data gained from the Colorado tests helped develop an organic fertility plan for an active hemp field.
Industrial hemp has opened up a new market for E4 to provide expert insight that growers are looking for. Industrial hemp is used to produce products such as hemp oil, fibers, textiles, paper and construction materials.
Browse the E4 Crop Intelligence website for more information about the company’s soil sampling services.