Cool Planet teams up with Gray Farm Maple for trials on industrial hemp
Cool Planet, an agricultural technology company focused on soil health solutions, has partnered with Gray Farm Maple LLC, a farming operation in Denmark, Maine, to conduct trials of Cool Terra Organic on outdoor grown industrial hemp. The trial is taking place on farmland in the western lakes region of Maine, and the results will measure changes in plant yield and overall plant Cannabidiol (CBD) content.
Cool Planet has completed over 125 independent agricultural field trials across a wide variety of crops and this is its first trial on industrial hemp.
The trial is being conducted as a randomized complete block, replicated design where the acreage is divided into 24 rows to account for any soil variation in the field. The field will use plasticulture and drip tape, with Cool Terra Organic applied at the root zone. When it’s time to harvest, the control and Cool Terra yields will be measured in dry weight, and the CBD output will be measured after CO2 extraction.
Cool Terra products are the most studied biochar-based soil amendments on the market today, and the company has developed a best-in-class trial program to understand its benefits and prove its efficacy.