Industrial hemp is one of the newest crops in Midwestern fields, but high demand has outpaced available data.
Since it is a fairly new practice, there is plenty of room for advancement through cooperative learning before USDA rules are adopted.
The Midwestern Hemp Database leverages grower-collaborator networks to provide research-backed, regional insight into agronomic performance and cannabinoid development of industrial hemp varieties.
Field samples and data are submitted by regional growers who apply to participate in exchange for discounted cannabinoid profiling for CBC, CBD, CBG, CBN, and THC through our generous partners, Rock River Laboratory, Inc. and Pride Analytics & Consulting. That information is then made available to the public in the below database.
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This project is made possible with proud collaboration between University of Illinois Extension (Phillip Alberti), University of Wisconsin-Madison (Dr. Shelby Ellison), Michigan State University Extension (Dr. James Dedecker), Purdue University Extension (Marguerite Bolt), Micheal Fields Agricultural Institute (Esther Shekinah) Rock River Laboratory Inc., Pride Analytics & Consulting. Special thanks to the more than 130 grower-collaborators who collaborated on this project in 2020.
New collaborators for 2021 include Ohio State University, University of Kentucky, and ACT Laboratories.
Now Accepting 2021 Applications
Data Collection Protocols