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October 6, 2021
St. Louis Science Center Adds Hemp Plants to Exhibit

The St. Louis Science Center is adding Colorado-bred hemp plants by Trilogene Seeds to its internationally famous agricultural learning center, the GROW pavilion. Hemp, aka Cannabis sativa, is botanically the same plant as marijuana. But hemp produces little to no THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. Hemp was federally legalized... more »
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October 6, 2021
Oregon State Receives $10M to Study Hemp in Western U.S.

Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center has been awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to define economic opportunities for hemp in the western United States. The five-year project is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Sustainable Agricultural Systems grant program.... more »

September 5, 2021
Penn State to Host Hemp Research Field Walk

Growers will have an opportunity to tour the Penn State industrial hemp trials during the Hemp Research Field Walk on Thursday, Sept. 16. The focus of the evening will be on CBD industrial hemp, highlighting trials of autoflower and photosensitive varieties. During the tour at the Southeast Agricultural Research and... more »

August 19, 2021
Hemp Flowering Behavior Research Provides Guidance for Florida Growers

New UF/IFAS research suggests Florida growers must carefully select hemp varieties and factor the length of a given day when scheduling when to plant. Understanding hemp flowering behavior, or how it responds to light and varying daylengths in tropical and subtropical climates has a boost thanks to new research from... more »

August 12, 2021
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies Publishes 2021 CEA Catalog

Griffin, one of the largest horticultural brokers and suppliers in the United States, has added a new CEA catalog to its series of already published catalogs for the grower industry. This latest catalog features new products, success stories, bonus digital content, and the ability to interact with QR codes. Product... more »

August 10, 2021
Workshop Highlights Value-Added Hemp Production in Virginia

Virginia Cooperative Extension will host a "Value Added Hemp Production" workshop on Aug. 30 in West Point, Virginia. Hosted by Chelsea Knoll Farm, the workshop will cover the production of hemp and hemp value-added products, regulations, marketing and more. Ben Clark, a beginning farmer and owner of Glow Holistic, an... more »

July 21, 2021
North Carolina Tobacco Farmer Finds Success with Hemp

A fifth generation family farm in Carthage has its roots in agriculture and sights on innovation. When the McLeod family first started farming, they focused mainly on our state’s popular cash crops: cotton, tobacco, corn and sweet potatoes. While they continue to grow those crops today, Martin McLeod began venturing... more »

July 13, 2021
UF/IFAS Announces Results of Two-Year Industrial Hemp Pilot Project

UF/IFAS wrapped up the two-year Industrial Hemp Pilot Project with guidance that hemp may be a viable commodity for Florida growers in the future, with caution for economic and environmental challenges. The pilot project at UF/IFAS began in the spring of 2019 after federal and state legislation established an industrial... more »

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