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 Industrial Hemp Seminars
The Kentucky Hemp Industries Association, Kentucky Hemp Research Foundation and the UK Cooperative Extension Service are offering three regional opportunities to attend a one-day seminar on Industrial Hemp. Seminars will be January 30 - Christian County Extension Office, January 31 - Clark County Extension Office, and February 9 - Shelby County Extension Office. Please refer to the program at this link for more information.