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New York is well-positioned to become a major producer of industrial hemp.  An interdisciplinary team of Cornell University researchers is studying possible barriers to the development of this industry, including seed issues and disease and insect pests, and will determine the best commercially available varieties for diverse New York conditions.

In 2017, Cornell University’s Industrial Hemp Program will test seventeen industrial hemp varieties (6 grain, 4 fiber, and 7 dual purpose) in three locations.  For Cornell Hemp Project updates, visit our news page.

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