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 plant
For statistics on the value and impact of industrial hemp production in Nebraska and the U.S., see the National Hemp Report.

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service to Conduct Hemp Survey

January 18, 2024
The survey will gather information from Nebraska producers on planted and harvested acreage, yield, production and value of hemp.

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Hemp plants
Historical industrial hemp reports for Nebraska are available at USDA.

Nebraska Hemp Acreage in 2022

April 26, 2023
Industrial hemp acreage in Nebraska was up 15% in 2022, according to USDA NASS.

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Hemp plant

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service to Conduct Hemp Survey

January 19, 2023
The 2022 hemp production survey will collect information on the total planted and harvested area, yield, production, and value of hemp in the United States in 2022.

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Wheat field
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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