Home UK Hemp Research, Extension, and Education In this photo: hemp production in Kentucky. UK Hemp Research, Extension, and Education In this photo: the University of Kentucky Hemp Agronomic, Plant Pathology, & Entomology Groups. UK Hemp Research, Extension, and Education In this photo: fusarium head blight is most common after bloom, but is has been detected on vegetative tissue. UK Hemp Research, Extension, and Education In this photo: hemp russet mite can be found in greenhouse and field hemp. Spotlight On September 8, 2022, the University of Kentucky hosted a Hemp Field Day that included Pest ID Workshops. During the workshops participants had the opportunity to learn about the many issues that can arise in hemp production through hands-on experiences. The Field Day featured a range of walking tours, as well as keynote talks on economics, CDB clinical trials, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture hemp review. Photos by: Photos by: Joe Omielan, University of Kentucky Support UK Agronomic Industrial Hemp Research The UK Agronomic Science Industrial Hemp Research Program, currently led by Dr. Bob Pearce, was established in 2014. Over the years, this program has seen significant growth and progress. The University of Kentucky is now leading the nation in industrial hemp agronomic research efforts with field trials across the Commonwealth investigating all harvestable components. For university research programs to make progress both in increasing our knowledge of hemp production and processing while contributing to the inherent university mission of graduate education, significant levels of funding are necessary to support graduate students at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. We hope you will join the many other supporters who are helping to ensure that hemp research receives the necessary funding to continue progressing. Every gift, regardless of size, is meaningful in serving this research. Click here to make a gift Connect with us on social media!