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The UK Department of Plant and Soil Sciences (PSS) is a participant in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Research Program.  Agronomist David Williams is leading the research effort 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 here for An Introduction to Hemp and Hemp Agronomy