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

In the News

Related Articles

Industrial hemp research plot

Hemp Production for Fiber or Grain

July 30, 2019
Information for those considering growing hemp for fiber or grain in Nebraska, including a Q&A and sample production budgets from other states.

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Ismail Dweikat, University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor of agronomy and horticulture, has been researching hemp production in small plots for the last two crop seasons.
Figure 1. Ismail Dweikat, University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor of agronomy and horticulture, has been researching hemp production in small plots for the last two crop seasons.

Hemp Production in Nebraska

July 30, 2019
Is hemp on your horizon as a new crop for your rotation? In this, the first of three stories on the topic in this week's CropWatch, two agronomy professors outline key production information, often drawn from research in other states and countries.

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Figure 1. Hemp variety best suited for CBD production.
Figure 1. Hemp variety best suited for CBD production.

Hemp Production for CBD

July 30, 2019
Research from other states and countries offers some insight into practices for growing CBD hemp in Nebraska. CBD hemp is a high-value crop that's labor-intensive and often grown more as a horticultural than as an agronomic crop.

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Industrial Hemp Production in Nebraska

June 21, 2019
Under the 2019 Nebraska Hemp Farming Act, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) may license persons to cultivate, handle or process hemp under an expanded NDA hemp pilot program. Individuals may apply to NDA by 5 p.m. Friday, June 28 for hemp cultivation licenses under the pilot program.

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