The Midwestern Hemp Database (MHD) has extended the application period to July 31st! The MHD is a collaboration between land grant institutions and private laboratories in the Midwest. The goal of this project is to provide regional insight into agronomic performance and cannabinoid development of industrial hemp varieties. In short, participation in this program provides an exciting opportunity to receive significantly discounted cannabinoid profiling at $35 per sample in exchange for data sharing. This project is made possible through generous partnerships with several private laboratories Rock River Laboratory, Inc., Pride Analytics and Consulting (Wisconsin), ACT laboratories (Illinois), and Kennebec Analytical Services (Nebraska). Results from the 2020 growing season are available at go.illinois.edu/MHDReport!

Do I Qualify?

Are you a licensed hemp grower in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Iowa, or Nebraska? If so, keep reading!

To participate in this project, please review the project overview and fill out the online survey here. Prospective participants will be alerted of their inclusion into the program shortly after the admissions period closes. Chosen participants will then have accounts set up through their selected participating laboratory (Rock River Laboratory, ACT laboratories or Kennebec Analytical Services) for sample submission and analysis. The results from cannabinoid analysis, along with other production data (production practices, seed supplier, varieties, etc.) will all be made publicly available as discussed online via the Midwestern Hemp Database Project website.

If you have any questions or are interested in participating in this program, please contact Phillip Alberti at palberti@illinois.edu or 217-300-7392.