For the first time in more than 80 years, the United States government has loosened restrictions related to hemp farming. This means new farms are embracing the profit hemp represents across the country. It also means that there is an experience gap when it comes to farming this particular crop for profit. With that in mind, hemp farming presents bigger challenges than many farmers are accustomed to, making the instant access to information that push to talk two way radios deliver for hemp farmers.
These are just a few ways improved communication can help produce more abundant hemp in the year ahead.
Keep Farm and Equipment Secure
Hemp looks and smells identical to marijuana. The difference between the two, according to Phys.org is that hemp plants contain 0.3 percent TCH, the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana, while marijuana plants contain between five and 20 percent. While no one can get high on hemp, it is an attractive target for those who do not know the difference between the two. Security teams need to maintain constant contact with one another to ensure the crop, the farm, and the farm equipment is secure and protected. Plus, many push to talk two way radios are built with high IP ratings to handle all the weather conditions in which your team is likely to work.
Facilitate Communication Over Large Open Spaces
Hemp farms are big business that occupy large amounts of real estate. In fact, Hemp Industry Daily reports that the average acreage of a hemp farm was 119 acres in 2019. That’s a lot of ground to cover when it comes to communication. When considering that many hemp farms may be in areas that do not get the best mobile coverage, it only adds to the challenges farmers face for communication. Push to talk two way radios facilitate communication over long distances, allowing you and your people to stay on top of things.
Offers GPS Locating Capabilities
Even hemp farms must sometimes deal with workers who, when out of sight, may not be where they are supposed to be working. The GPS location capabilities of most modern two way radios allows you to quickly locate your “lost” or missing workers so you can remind them to get back to work for the day or take disciplinary actions according to your policies.
With the new relaxed restrictions related to hemp farming, opportunities abound for those willing to take the risks associated with hemp farming. Improving your communications with Peak PTT can help you get more mileage from your efforts while enhancing safety and security for your entire farm.