UF/IFAS Seeking Partners for Hemp On-Farm Trials

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The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) hemp program is seeking 20 qualified partners across Florida for on-farm trials.

Pictured is a field of hemp.

Zack Brym, agronomist at the Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead and research coordinator of the UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project, says partner farms will conduct a coordinated field planting on 2 acres with variations in land preparation. In addition, partners will have the option to submit a plan for industry development research on an additional 3 acres.

Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. on April 13, 2020. Growers can apply here.

“Applications will only be accepted through the online form up to the deadline,” notes Brym. “You must complete the application in one session. You can advance through the form without answering the questions (after answering question 1) to review the application questions before completing submission.”

For more information, see Citrus Industry News.