Jim Davis

Jim Davis

Jim Davis

Atlas Organics | "Year 2 : Compost Use in Hemp Production in SC"

Spartanburg, SC | jim.davis@atlasorganics.net

USCC Member

Jim Davis joined Atlas Organics in April of 2016. Bringing 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, Jim leads the strategic business and partnership development of Atlas Organics and plays a key role in integrating new markets, strategic partnerships, cultivating compost usage in alternative markets and advocates for organics policy. Jim is a board member on the North Carolina Composting Council and an active advocate for organics diversion and soil regeneration on a regional and national level. Jim is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and lives in Spartanburg, SC.

Session Code: C1

Session Name: Building Markets

Session Time: Tues, January 26, Round 1, 1:30-2:30 PM EST

Session Description: How can you grow your compost product market? You will hear about three approaches: -Developing Value-Added Products -Marketing to Hemp Growers -Bidding on DOT Jobs: Do’s, Dont’s and Tips.

Presentation Title: Year 2 : Compost Use in Hemp Production in SC

Presentation Description: This presentation is a follow up to last year’s presentation. Taking data from last year’s experiment, our partner and owner of The Hemp Mine, Dr. Justice has selected new cultivars that she feels will have more significant results. Also, the experiment will fall within the normal planting and harvesting season. Lasts year, the planting and harvesting were delayed.

Atlas Organics is working in collaboration with the SC Department of Agriculture, Clemson University, and a private hemp grower to study the impact of compost use on hemp production in South Carolina. The goal of these studies is to determine what impact compost has on hemp yields and soil heath on hemp farms in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Atlas Organics will share test parameters, methodology and collected data as it relates to the second year of pilot tests performed in partnership with The Hemp Mine from planting to harvest. The two key important factors for hemp farmers is the weight of the bud and the percentage of CBD that each plant yields. 
Atlas will outline  and share pre-planting and post-harvest results with data collected at The Hemp Mine farm. Data that will be shared will include: pre-planting soil analysis for control, pre-planting analysis with compost added (two tests), cultivars used for the test, field diagram to designate controls and test plants, notes regarding amending methodology (depth, method for application, etc.), any relevant overview of farming methodology for each specific test, water records for irrigation and/or natural rainfall, photos of post harvest root system for control and tests, recorded post-harvest plant/bud weight per plant, record final CBD percentage yield per plant for control and test, post-harvest soil analysis. We will also provide a financial model showing actual costs for this experiment and how that would scale for larger planting areas.