September 15, 2020
Colorado Hemp Advisory Committee Welcomes New Members

Six new members have been appointed to the Colorado Hemp Advisory Committee under the approval of the Colorado Agricultural Commission. The 10-member committee, established in 2013, advises and assists the Commissioner of Agriculture on matters regarding the regulation of industrial hemp production. Per state statute (§ 35-61-103. Industrial hemp committee--appointments--duties--coordination... more »
grasshopper on hemp plant

September 14, 2020
Pest Alert: Grasshopper Populations Unusually High In Montana

Montana State University Extension has issued an alert for growers after a rise in the grasshopper population. Several species of grasshoppers feed on hemp leaves and stems, and occasionally they will feed within developing buds. Below is grasshopper identification information from Montana State University Extension. Species in MT: More than... more »
Pete and Chip Shafer of Nanticoke Gardens

September 14, 2020
Hemp Propagation Proves Profitable For Bedding Plant Grower

When Pete and Chip Shafer purchased Nanticoke Gardens in Endicott, New York, 90% of their business was retail sales. The brothers grew primarily spring bedding plants including annuals, perennials, vegetable transplants and hanging baskets that were sold to local home gardeners. “We bought the operation in January 2011 and had... more »

September 9, 2020
Pennsylvania Offers New Testing Resources For Hemp Growers

The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Health have partnered to make Pennsylvania's six medical marijuana testing laboratories available to the agriculture industry for testing hemp crops for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels. "Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has been a great friend to Pennsylvania agriculture, as we've worked to keep the... more »

September 8, 2020
Have You Signed Up For Cannabis & Hemp Week Yet?

GPN — Greenhouse Product News will host its first Cannabis & Hemp Week  —Sept. 22 to Sept. 24, — featuring three free 1-hour interactive webcasts with industry experts addressing the latest issues facing growers today. The webcast series is interactive and designed to provide growers with the latest insight, production tips and... more »

September 8, 2020
USDA Reopens Comment Period For Hemp Interim Final Rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reopening the comment period to the interim final rule (IFR) that was published on Oct. 31, 2019 and established the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. The reopening will provide an additional 30 days for interested persons to comment on the IFR. All stakeholders... more »

September 8, 2020
Observational CBD Safety Study Is Now Underway

Enrollment has been initiated on the national clinical trial by ValidCare measuring the potential liver effects in healthy adults ingesting either full/broad-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD or CBD isolate. This Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved study is led by co-principal investigators Keith Aqua MD and Jeff Lombardo PharmD, BCOP. The study was... more »

September 7, 2020
Demetrix Begins Demo Scale Production Of CBG

Demetrix Inc., a biotechnology company that makes cannabinoids, has commenced 15,000-liter demo-scale fermentation production of the rare cannabinoid cannibigerol (CBG). The company's demo-scale production follows the successful completion of numerous pilot-scale fermentations and is a critical milestone towards the commercialization of rare cannabinoids for a range of safe, effective and... more »

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