Industrial Hemp Varietal Trial 2020

Hemp is in the air at HAREC with our program conducting two experiments that are well under way and flowering beginning to initiate.

Our hemp varietal trial aims to identify cultivars suitable for CBD oil production in this region and consists of 14 different varieties. We’ll be tracking parameters such as germination, plant shape and growth rate, environmental stress and pest pressure, time to flower and flower yield, and finally CBD yield.

This trial was made possible through a collaboration of private industry and the OSU Hemp Innovation Center. Thanks to our horticulture team for all of their hard work to ensure the success of this experiment with such a novel crop.

Initial flowering stage (8-20-20)
From L to R: Logan Clark, Alex Gregory, Tim Gould