Plant Health

Study: High-CBD ‘Hemp’ Plants Are, Genetically, Mostly Marijuana

After assembling a complete genome from a new breed of cannabis, University of Minnesota and Sunrise Genetics researchers found that high-CBD “hemp” plants have a mostly marijuana genome. Published in the journal New Phytologist, the... more »

UF/IFAS Scientists Share Insight On Hemp Mites

The latest information on mites known to attack hemp plants in Florida has been released by University of Florida scientists. For growers contemplating — or who have begun — growing hemp as part of farm... more »

As US Hemp Industry Grows, So Does Understanding Of Hemp Diseases

As hemp begins to reemerge as an important crop in the United States, scientists are beginning research into the diseases that might prevent the crop from flourishing. A study published in the December issue of... more »

New Pesticide Guide Available For Missouri Hemp Growers

University of Missouri Extension recently released a list of pesticides approved for industrial hemp production in Missouri. In Missouri, hemp producers are allowed to use pesticides approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use on... more »

Michigan Begins Hemp Sampling Under New State Plan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) recently completed its first industrial hemp sampling under the state’s new Hemp Production Plan marking an exciting milestone for MDARD’s hemp program. The week of Jan.... more »

EPA Approves Grandevo WDG For Use In Hemp

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a global provider of bio-based crop protection and plant health products, has received approval for Grandevo WDG Bioinsecticide and Grandevo CG for use on hemp by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency... more »

New Hemp Pricing Data Added To CME DataMine

Customers of CME Group, a diverse derivatives marketplace, can now access hemp pricing data in DataMine, its self-service online data platform. This new alternative dataset from Hemp Benchmarks, a division of New Leaf Data Services,... more »

Open Book Extracts Acquires Patent For Smokable Applications Of Terpenoids

Open Book Extracts (OBX) has purchased US Patent No. 9,532,593B2 with claims covering the application of terpenoids and cannabinoids onto smokable hemp and other dry herbs. While this intellectual property can be leveraged across multiple... more »

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