Illinois, Wisconsin universities team up to test different hemp varieties with farmers’ help
HEMP INDUSTRY DAILY
July 15, 2020
The University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin are recruiting Midwestern farmers to plant and test different varieties of hemp this year in exchange for discounted cannabinoid sampling.
Project participants must agree to at least two sampling dates per plant variety for collection into the Midwestern Hemp Database. The University of Illinois Extension says that as a new crop to the Midwest, “best management practices (BMPs) and varietal performance of industrial hemp have yet to be determined.”