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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.  Agronomists 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). 

Are you interested in supporting agronomic industrial hemp research at UK?  It’s extremely simple!  Please click here for more information.

UK industrial hemp research

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Industrial Hemp Publications and Research Reports

Additional reports will be posted soon.  Be sure to revisit this site for more information.

EVERYONE growing hemp in Kentucky must do so under the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's pilot program.  For more information on how to get started, follow this link:Ky Proud Hemp Logo