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Soil Health: Hemp

September 28, 2019 | 4:20 pm | Room 2 | Cultivation

Soil Health in relation to Hemp crop health. Soil fertility and plant nutrition play a vital role in maximizing hemp genetic potential to obtain high quality oil while minimizing inputs. Nutritionally balanced hemp plants are less susceptible to biotic and abiotic stressors such as disease, insects, weeds, wet/cold springs, droughts, salinity, etc.

Balanced nutrition monitored thru the use of soil, water and plant analysis allows to spoon-feed the crop to increase production and avoid many unforeseen issues before they affect your crop.

Noel Garcia will illustrate how the use of plant nutrition technology can increase over all production even in a rustic plant like hemp. There is lots to learn from a crop like hemp when you work with nature to maximize its genetic potential.

Noel Garcia, Chief Operating Officer, TPS Lab

Noel Garcia is TPS Lab’s head Crop Production Consultant and Cheif Operating Officer. He was trained and mentored by Esper K. (Kay) Chandler, the Certified Agronomist and Soil Scientist who spear-headed and co-founded the Ask the Plant program with his business partner Dr. Albin D. Lengyel, a pioneer in the practical application of plant analysis, particularly petiole (leaf stem) sap testing.

His experience began in 1991, mastering the skills of laboratory work and field services. After the passing of Esper K. (Kay) Chandler in November 2008, he took over the helm of the Ask the Plant program. Because of his experience and expertise, he began speaking at workshops for local groups and communities, including workshops for ACRES U.S.A. He has also been invited to speak with heads of agricultural organizations in the United States, Canada and parts of Europe.

Many of Ask the Plant’s papers and videos are authored by or feature work from Mr. Garcia’s immense experience and expert knowledge of superior crop production.

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