This year marks the first time hemp can be grown in Indiana as a commercial crop. The field day aims to help growers navigate industrywide challenges including economics, regulations and productions.
Marguerite Bolt, Purdue Extension’s hemp production specialist; Don Robison, Indiana state chemist seed administrator; Janna Beckerman, Extension plant pathologist; and Kevin Gibson, Purdue weed scientist; will lead sessions for current and prospective hemp growers, educators and anyone interested in learning more about hemp production and research.
The in-person field day will convene at Meigs Purdue Ag Center, 9101 S. 100 E., Lafayette, Indiana. The half-day program will repeat with the first session starting at 8:15 a.m. ET and the second at 1 p.m. There is a $31 fee for attendees.
Session topics are:
- Licensing and Regulations.
- Hemp Grain and Fiber Production.
- Hemp Crop Rotation Models.
- Weed Management.
- Hemp Seed Treatments and Pathogens.
- Economics and Sustainability of Hemp.