Another awesome product to keep your dog safe and having a great time!
Gavin Cooper, from Ohio, has come up with a way to solve two problems, with hemp rope! First of all, Gavin has been making paracord dog leashes and collars for a while now and selling them at craft shows and local stores in his area.
He's making dog toys out the 1/2 inch hemp rope and a lacrosse ball. He noticed that he could not keep his dog away from his lacrosse balls when he was practicing.
She would steal them and he'd have to chase her all over the yard to try and retrieve it. So to solve that problem he took his la crosse ball and attached it to the hemp rope! At first he started making dog tugs and retrieving toys with 'paracord' but he worried that the strings might be harmful for dogs if accidentally left alone with the dog.
He searched all over the internet and found hemp rope and how people concerned with making sure their dog's toy were organic used it to make high quality pet toys. That was exactly what Gavin was looking for!
Lacrosse balls are virtually indestructible (and not dangerous like tennis balls) and hemp rope is easily digestible for dogs and does not get stuck in their stomachs like cotton rope does.
Dogs love the earthy smell of hemp rope as well! He sells them locally and also through his Facebook page, and on Etsy.
Support Gavin and help your dog have a better quality of life with hemp rope!
Here are the two places you can pick up some hemp dog toys:
"Thank you for providing a good quality, fabulously priced hemp rope so my son can make his dog toys and sell them for a reasonable price!" - Tricia Cooper, Gavin's Mom
If you have any questions for Gavin about his hemp dog toys, leashes or collars
feel free to give him a ring today: (513) 519-2778
Thank you to our friends at Hempstead Project H.E.A.R.T. for all their hempducational information and outreach. Their love and passion for the progress and liberation of Cannabis Hemp is acknowledge and appreciated.
One of the things I like that they share is, "if you agree with the benefits and uses of hemp, then take action to spread the knowledge, and if you don't agree, then you don't agree."
Please visit: www.hempsteadprojectheart.com to learn more and TAKE ACTION.
Excerpted from Hempstead Project H.E.A.R.T.
we encourage people to look and see for themselves the history, facts, and realities of hemp as a renewable resource. if you’re in agreement we ask that you act on your agreement in ways that are practical for you. let it be known.
HEMP AS WEED CONTROL
D. P. West, Ph.D.
Weed control is a recalcitrant issue in crops grown for organic certification. One approach is the prior use of a competitive crop. In his textbook, Modern Weed Control, A. S. Crafts cites as potential weed smothering crops: millet, Sudan grass, sweet clover, sunflower, rape, barley, rye, reed canary grass, crested wheatgrass, sorghums, buckwheat, soybeans, alfalfa, cowpeas, clovers, hemp, Jerusalem artichoke, and ensilage corn. Of these only one, hemp, can be taken seriously as an adequate weed controlling mechanism. The historical testimonials to hemp's ability to control weeds are numerous.
"...it is certain that hemp contributes more than any other crop towards repairing the damage done by its own growth through the return of the leaves to the soil, besides other matters while it is undergoing the process of retting. Hemp is an admirable weed killer and in flax countries is sometimes employed as a crop in rotation, to precede flax because it puts the soil in so good condition."
--Charles Dodge, Director, Office of Fiber Investigation, 1890.
"There will be little trouble with weeds if the first crop is well destroyed by the spring plowing, for hemp generally occupies all the ground giving weeds but little chance to intrude....In proof of this, a North River farmer a few years ago made the statement that thistles heretofore had mastered him in a certain field, but after sowing it with hemp not a thistle survived, and while riding his land of this pest the hemp yielded him nearly $60 per acre where previously nothing valuable could be produced."
--C. Dodge, Hemp Culture, USDA Yearbook of Agriculture, 1895
"Hemp prevents the growth of weeds and other vegetation which would be found on such soils in most other crops or after others are laid by, and its cultivation also seems to make the soil more uniform in character."
--Lyster Dewey, The Hemp Industry in the United States, USDA Yearbook of Agriculture, 1901
"Very few of the common weeds troublesome on the farm can survive the dense shade of a good crop of hemp...In one 4-acre field in Vernon County, Wis., where Canada thistles were very thick, fully 95 per cent of the thistles were killed...."
--Lyster Dewey, Hemp. USDA Yearbook of Agriculture, 1913.
"Hemp has been demonstrated to be the best smother crop for assisting in the eradication of quack grass and Canada thistles....At Waupon in 1911 the hemp was grown on land badly infested with quack grass, and in spite of an unfavorable season a yield of 2,100 pounds of fiber to the acre was obtained and the quack grass was practically destroyed."
--Andrew Wright, Wisconsin's Hemp Industry, 1918.
"Hemp has been recommended as a weed control crop. Its dense, tall growth helps to kill out many common weeds. The noxious bindweed, a member of the morning glory family is checked to some extent by hemp."
--B. B. Robinson, Hemp, USDA Agric Bull #1453, 1943
"Among the species studied, the hemp species proved itself to be the best in fiber production. This plant was all the more interesting owing to its low fertilization requirements, and its ability to grow without being irrigated and without chemicals, whether it be for weed or pest control."
--Barriere, et al. 1994 (1)
"Hemp grows quickly, soon covers the ground and chokes out the weeds. So weed control is not necessary."
--Eddy A. A. de Maeyer. 1994 (1)
In Holland, Lotz, et al. tested hemp's superior weed suppressing ability (Figure 1) against four other cropping situations in a controlled experimental setting. The target weed was yellow nutgrass (Cyperus esculentus), a weed also common in the US, which propagates by tubers and is difficult to control. The authors conclude,
"...hemp was the most competitive crop in this study. Selecting this crop in a rotation will cause the strongest population reduction of C. esculentus on infested farmland. This control option of hemp against harmful weeds as C. esculentus is an attendant benefit of the introduction of hemp as a commercial crop."(2)
1 From papers delivered at the Conference on Alternative Oilseed and Fiber Crops for the Cool and Wet Regions of Europe, Wageningen, The Netherlands, April 7-8, 1994.
2 Lotz, L. A., P. R. M. W. Groeneveld, B. Habekotte, and H. van Oene. 1991. Reduction of growth and reproduction of Cyperus esculentus by specific crops. Weed Research 31:153-160.
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