Hemp Disposal Activities

Disposal Practices vs. Disposal Outcome

The options below describe disposal activities. These activities transition the non-compliant product into a non-retrievable or non-ingestible form. Before-and-after imagery shows an example of each activity.  

Note: It is not uncommon for producers to perform one or more of these activities on the same field. For example, a farmer may plow under and subsequently disc a field.

Photo Example

Ag Production Activity

Compliant outcome

Photo Example
Tractor plowing a field

Plowing Under

  • Curved plow blades rotate subsoil to surface and bury crop below
 

Plowing Under

  • “Green Manure”
  • Amends soil directly from crop
picture of a plowed field
A tractor turning over a crop into the dirt

Mulching / Composting

  • Fields crops cut and blended with manure or other biomass material

Mulching / Composting

  • “Green Manure”
  • Mulch mixed with manure or other biomass
a garden fork turning over a crop in a field
Tractor pulling a disc-er in a field

Disking

  • Leveling of field using tow-behind disk implement

Disking

  • “Green Manure”
  • Amends soil directly from crop while leveling field
Plowed dirt field
man driving a bush hog through a field

Bush Mower / Chopper

  • Commercial lawn mower used to shred and mix thick vegetation

Bush Mower / Chopper

  • “Green Manure”
  • Shredded biomass decomposes into soil 
Tractor plowing under a field of crops
Backhoe digging a trench

Deep Burial

  • Fields are trenched, surface soil is buried at depth of at least 12”

Deep Burial

  • Field biomass buried in trenches and covered with soil
Dirt
Field Burning

Burning

  • Setting fire to specific production fields or biomatter piled on the field

Burning

  • Fields are cleared of all plant material
burned field