This year marks the first time that hemp can be grown in Indiana as a cash crop. The Field Day aims to help producers meet industry-wide challenges, including economics, regulations and productions.
Marguerite Bolt, hemp production specialist at Purdue Extension; Don Robison, Indiana State Chemist’s Seed Administrator; Janna Beckerman, extension plant pathologist; and Kevin Gibson, Purdue Weed Specialist; host sessions for current and potential hemp growers, educators and anyone interested in learning more about hemp production and research.
The in-person field day will be held at the Meigs Purdue Ag Center, 9101 S. 100 E., Lafayette, Indiana. The half-day program will repeat with the first session starting at 8:15 a.m.ET and the second at 1:00 p.m. ET. A fee of $ 31 is charged for participants.
The topics of the sessions are:
- Licenses and regulations.
- Production of hemp grains and fibers.
- Hemp crop rotation models.
- Weed management.
- Treatments and pathogens of hemp seeds.
- Economy and sustainability of hemp.
Writer: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817, [email protected]
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