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2022 Research Report: Cultivar Check Program

Hemp Cultivar Check Program Research Report Now Available!

Make Informed Hemp Cultivar Selections!

Established via a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Partnership Grant in 2021, the Cultivar Check Program operates as a series of participatory on-farm trials using an extensive grower-cooperator network across the Midwest. The main objective of these cultivar trials was to obtain data on how high cannabinoid hemp cultivars perform in different Midwestern locations.Growers can use this data to make informed cultivar selections!

The report can be found here!

The Cultivar Check Program has increased from 14 total grower-cooperators (2021) to 32 (2022); similarly, the total number of cultivars evaluated increased from 8 (2021) to 20 (2022). This project will continue in 2023 with continued funding support from the SARE Partnership Grant.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and partners in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan are seeking licensed and experienced high cannabinoid hemp growers to conduct on-farm variety trials during the 2023 growing season.Growers will be responsible for submitting various management, performance and economic data via an online survey using the SeedLinked® platform in addition to submitting samples for cannabinoid analysis. Cost of seed, testing, and shipping are all covered as part of the program.

Interested growers are encouraged to apply here by March 31st, 2023.

Contact Research Program Manager Phillip Alberti at palberti@wisc.edu for more information.

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