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. The Midwestern Hemp Database leverages grower-collaborator networks to provide research supported 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 lab partners. That information is then made available to the public in the below database.
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, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, and Kennebec Analytical Services.
A special thank you goes to the more than 180 grower-collaborators who have submitted field samples to the project.
Apply for the 2022 program
How to Submit Data
Hemp Cultivar Check Program: 2021 Research Report
2021 Cannabinoid Production Hemp Cultivar Trial
University of Wisconsin-Madison Hemp Variety Trials
Purdue University Hemp Variety Trials
MFAI Hemp Variety Trials