The Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center (KTRDC) and the UK Department of Plant and Soil Sciences (PSS) are joint participants in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Research Program. Agronomists Patrick Perry (KTRDC), David Williams and Tom Keene (PSS) are leading the research efforts investigating agronomic parameters affecting field-scale production of industrial hemp. Experiments are aimed at optimizing yields of grain, fiber, and cannabinoids of interest (e.g., cannabidiol; CBD). Click on the following article for an Introduction to Industrial Hemp and Hemp Agronomy.
2017 UK Hemp Variety Trials
Support for 2017 industrial hemp variety evaluations at UK has been provided by the Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center (KTRDC). There will be no charges to owners of varieties to enter the 2017 trials. Additionally, all trials will be conducted at two locations and will include three planting dates at both locations.For additional information, please read "Evaluation of Industrial Hemp Varieties for Kentucky Farmers."