At the 1st Annual Industrial Hemp Conference, A Grower's Tutorial, held on February 8, 2019 in Burlington, Vermont, there were five workshop sessions with three tracks dedicated to industrial hemp production. .This online proceedings includes the recordings of the hemp presentations given; they appear below in order of their appearance at the conference. The conference was organized by the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program with support from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.
- Welcome!Online Proceedings from the 2019 Industrial Hemp Conference
- Cannabis as a Plant: Taxonomy and Chemisty
Presented by: Monique McHenry, University of Vermont Translational Cannabis Science and Medicine Program
Dr. McHenry opens the hemp session with a presentation about Cannabis as a plant, focusing on the taxonomic challenges and the chemicals that make this species so unique.
Monique McHenry, PhD, Cannabis as a Plant: Taxonomy and Chemistry (PDF)
- Propagating Hemp for CBD
Propagation Techniques for starting CBD Hemp Plants—Chris Motyka
What are positives/negatives to seed, feminized seed, and clonal propagation? Where to access seed?
Christine Motyka, Propagation Techniques for starting CBD Hemp Plants (PDF)
- Breeding and selection of CBD Hemp.
- Hemp Grain/Fiber Production
- Hemp and Plasticulture
- UVM Research Session
Presented by: Heather Darby, UVM Agronomist, Steve Kostell, UVM Assistant Professor, and Jane Kolodinsky, UVM Professor.
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Heather Darby, Hemp Production in the Northeast (PDF)
Steve Kostell, Micro-manufacturing of Agricultural products for Industrial Hemp (PDF)
Jane Kolodinsky, Markets for Hemp - Considerations (PDF)
- Hemp Grain Harvest and Storage
- Developing Sustainable Markets for Hemp
- Basics of Growing Hemp for CBD—farmer panel
- Integrated Pest Management for Hemp
- Hemp Seeds 101: Processing, products and markets
Presented by Chris Bailey, Victory Hemp Foods
Chris Bailey, Hemp Seeds 101: Processing, Products, and Markets (PDF)
- Field to Market Farmer Panel
Presented by Brenden Beer, John DiGiuseppe and Marc Tardiff
From Field to Market– farmer panel. Will discuss post harvest handling practices for hemp flower harvest, including drying. Brendan Beer, John DiGiuseppe and Macr Tardiff.
- Hemp Irrigation 101
- Industrial Hemp: Using an Ancient Material to Solve Contemporary Problems
Presented by: Bob Escher AIA, and Alex Escher, Green Building Materials Entrepreneur with Escher Design Inc, Dorset, VT and NYC.
Bob Escher AIA and Alex Escher, An Ancient Material to Solve Contemporary Problems (PDF)
- Hemp Lab Analytics and Processing
- CBD Production Systems in Oregon
- Fertility Management
- Additional Resources