The mission of the Purdue Hemp Project is to provide research based information to aid in the development of hemp as an industry in Indiana and throughout the Midwest. Unlike other agronomic crops, US hemp production faces additional obstacles in form of U.S. government drug policies.
All crops have issues with respect to production; however, with a crop like hemp, which was banned in the United States for over eighty years, large information gaps have developed with regards to production, pest management and economic impact.
Our research is focusing on identifying challenges faced by modern hemp production. 2015 was the wettest year on record (fact check—off by 0.6”), and provided even more information regarding production challenges. 2016 posed some unique challenges as well. 2017 is off to a wet start!
April 25, 2017 -Emergence
May 1 and May 8, 2017
May 17, 2017
May 24, 2017