Hemp Production in Nebraska

University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher Ismail Dweikat examines industrial hemp being grown in eastern Nebraska research plots.

For information and recommendations on hemp production in Nebraska, please see the CropWatch articles and related resources below.

UNL Resources

Promotion of new class on Cannabis Production and Breeding Basics
Interested in adding hemp to your crop rotations? This six-week spring course with Ellen Paparozzi and Ismail Dweikat, professors in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, offers key information to get started.

Additional Resources

Insect Management

Disease Management

Economics

Industrial Hemp Production, a Pennsylvania State University resource with budget worksheets for fiber and grain production

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The 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations on research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests via Zoom for nine days throughout January.

Extension Crop Production Clinics Going Virtual in January

December 16, 2020
The 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests in a new online format this year.

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Industrial Hemp Tolerance to Flame Weeding

November 30, 2020
Hemp exhibited relatively good tolerance to heat from propane flaming. Temporary injury could be considered acceptable since it was only at the base of the plants and lasted only for about two weeks.

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Industrial Hemp Tolerance to Late-POST Herbicides

November 18, 2020
Hemp exhibited high level of sensitivity to most of the tested herbicides. Visual injury levels ranged from almost no injury (~5%) with only one herbicide, to some temporary injury (~20%) with a few herbicides and severe injury or death (60%-93%) with about 10 out of 18 herbicides tested.

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Industrial Hemp Tolerance to Early-POST Herbicides

November 11, 2020
Hemp exhibited relatively good tolerance to several products that can be used postemergence in industrial hemp. It is important to note that the conclusions are based only on one year of data. This study will be repeated in 2021 season.

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Industrial Hemp Varieties Exhibit the Same Tolerance Level to PRE-Herbicides

October 7, 2020
Herbicides registered for in-season weed control in industrial hemp are scarce, or nonexistent. To help with this issue, a greenhouse study was conducted this summer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to test tolerance of three industrial hemp varieties to preemergence herbicides commonly used in corn and soybean.

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