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Virtual Hemp Field Day

Welcome to the 2021 Virtual Hemp Field Day. The LSU AgCenter is authorized to cultivate, handle, and process industrial hemp and industrial hemp seeds for research and product development. View the videos below to learn about industrial hemp production and economics from LSU AgCenter specialists.

LSU AgCenter molecular genetics specialist Babitha Jampala demonstrates takes us on a tour of the genotyping pipeline at the Cannabis Genomics Lab. This genetic work is essential to breeding top varieties of hemp.

Graduate students Cheston Schuyot and Kaylee Dynzer have been studying how to best grow hemp as microgreens. Schuyot is also working with Dr. David Picha on nutritional comparisons between hemp microgreens and other greens like mustards and lettuce.

Learn about weed control in hemp production with LSU AgCenter weed specialist Ron Strahan.

LSU graduate student Kaylee Deynzner shows some tips and techniques for growing hemp in a hoop house setting.

LSU AgCenter plant breeder Gerald Myers explains some issues related to commercial hemp production in a field setting.

LSU AgCenter plant breeder Gerald Myers talks about growing hemp in a greenhouse setting.

LSU graduate student Samuel des Bordes discusses container-grown Cannabis sativa for essential oil production in Louisiana.

LSU AgCenter entomologist, Jeff Davis, and LSU master's student, Nathan Aery discusses an industrial hemp IPM project currently being worked on in Louisiana.

Hemp economics in Louisiana with LSU AgCenter economist Michael Deliberto.

Learn about a new hemp disease detected this year with LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Raj Singh.

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