“Based on the significant number of independent trials we have conducted, we believe applying Cool Terra® Organic to the root zone of hemp plants has the ability to increase the yield and thus overall CBD content, making the crop even more valuable than it already is today.” 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.
“We are excited to partner with Cool Planet to better understand how their biocharbased soil amendment may impact the output, and environmental sustainability of industrial hemp farming,” said Gray Farm Maple President Barry Kallander.
“Hemp offers a tremendous opportunity for farmers across the country, but due to the crop’s high carbon footprint, we must find ways to make it more sustainable. We think Cool Terra® could be a helpful tool because of its ability to increase yield, reduce water use, sequester carbon, and improve soil health.” 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.
The trials have shown that Cool Terra® products support soil vitality and delivers, on average, a 12.3% improvement in marketable yield when compared to the grower standard while generating a greater than 3:1 grower return on investment.
About Cool Planet Cool Planet is an agriculture technology company that develops, and markets Engineered Biocarbon™ technology products for soil health.
The company’s first commercial product line is Cool Terra®, an award-winning soil amendment, which works to improve key soil performance characteristics for greater plant growth and quality.
Over 125 independent, 3rd party field trials have shown that Cool Terra® delivers, on average, a greater than 12% increase in yield while generating a greater than 3:1 grower return on investment.