Plant Health

Updated Nutrient Ranges for Floral Hemp

Nutrient management is a delicate balance. Too much or too little of any one nutrient can derail a plant’s growth. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture (NCDA) has made it a little easier for growers... more »

Managing Corn Earworm in Commercial Hemp Production

Cheech and Chong. The Big Lebowski. Seth Rogen. These Hollywood legends helped thrust Cannabis sativa into modern-day pop culture, making it simultaneously famous and infamous. And while the topic of C. sativa tends to elicit... more »

NC State Releases Nutrient Reference Ranges for Floral Hemp

A new NC State Extension publication is available covering hemp leaf tissue nutrient ranges. This information is important for monitoring hemp nutrient status throughout the season. The researchers that authored the "Hemp Leaf Tissue Nutrient... more »

ASTM International Sets New Standard Aids for Hempseed Quality

ASTM International’s cannabis committee (D37) has approved a new standard that will provide a method for rapid, visual, on-site assessment of hemp seed spoilage. The new standard, Standard Guide for Assessing Spoilage of Hemp Seed Intended... more »

Proterra Ag Launches New Gel Substrate Product

Proterra Ag Inc. formally launched Oct. 12 its new company with a focus on sustainable agriculture. With expertise in farming, bioscience and engineering, Proterra Ag invents technology and brings to market products that reduce water... more »

Hemp-Based Composite Could Facilitate Soil-Free Farming

Given the diversity of its applications, hemp has become an increasingly popular crop in the United States and elsewhere over the past half-decade. That increasing production has led to surges of an appealing byproduct: hemp... more »

Pathogens Infecting Cannabis Plants in Connecticut Identified

Cannabis has become an important part of Connecticut’s economy. With the recent legalization of adult recreational marijuana use, it is only expected to continue growing. This means it’s important to make sure cannabis plants themselves... more »

How to Identify Two-Spotted Spider Mites in Hemp

Early detection is key to managing two-spotted spider mites in hemp. Auburn University researchers share how to recognize them and their damage. Identification Spider mites are small arachnids related to spiders, ticks, and scorpions. Their... more »

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