The Cannabinoid Guide
As hemp plants grow, they can draw in elements from the soil, which can contain heavy metals and other chemical agents. If left unchecked, these plants will grow to become contaminated hemp flower, oils or isolates. This is not a risk you want to take. You want to provide a high-quality hemp or cannabis product that is clean, safe, and delivers results. That’s why it’s so important to test your soil prior to harvest. Previously organic land could have metals in the soil.
Along with soil, the water you use to produce plant food and throughout harvest is your crop’s life blood. If the water is contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or mold for instance, your crop may also become compromised. When water is contaminated, it changes the growing conditions and can accidentally harm or kill an entire plot.
Room & Surfaces
If you are growing indoors or in a greenhouse, you want to be sure that the surfaces in the facility are 100% clean. That means testing for microbial contamination such as mold, mildew, bacteria and salmonella. At ACS, we conduct thorough swab tests of every surface to verify that your building is safe for growth.
Contaminant Tests Include
Am I Required by Law to Test for All of
the Above Contaminants?
Pre-harvest tests are not legally mandated however, they are vital to mitigate potentially devastating issues early in the growth cycle . At ACS, we recommend all hemp and cannabis growers consider testing their soil, water, and any surfaces they may be using to grow or process crops.
We also have this article available for more information on when to test hemp.
Growth Potential Analysis
Plants need the right ratio of nutrients to grow properly and produce the desired results. That’s why we recommend analyzing growth-potential before harvest to ensure the plant is getting proper nutrients and is free of mineral deficiencies that can affect cannabinoid development.
At ACS, we empower growers with the information they need to ensure healthy growth and development.
Micronutrient Tests Include
ACS Advanced Testing Services
ACS Laboratory is a leading provider of hemp and cannabis testing from the pre-planting phase to post harvest and production. Along with verified results from our lab, customers receive the print and digital Certificate of Analysis (COA) with QR code as proof that the results are final and accurate.