Because of its former illegality in the U.S., hemp has not been commercially bred and extensively analyzed like more common agricultural and horticultural crops, such as wheat, soybeans or even ornamentals. However, with the passage of the Farm Bills of 2014 and 2018, universities were quick to get on board to help farmers navigate this newly legal market, and their projects all over the country are providing valuable insights to help farmers succeed. In this session, researchers will update you on their latest projects on various aspects of hemp genetics and optimal cultivation strategies.
Speaker: Marguerite Bolt , Hemp Extension Specialist , Department of Agronomy, Purdue University
Speaker: Larry Smart, Professor, Horticulture Section, Cornell University
Speaker: Heather Darby, Professor of Agronomy, University of Vermont