ADVANCED BioSYSTEMS WORKSHOP
Growing the Bioeconomy in Uncertain Times
February 12, 2021 | 9 am - 12 noon (ET) | Virtual (via Zoom)
Keynote speaker Doris de Guzman, founder and author of Green Chemicals Blog and senior consultant with Tecnon OrbiChem, will provide insights on the current status and future expectations of bio-based materials. Participants will also join one of three facilitated breakout sessions to discuss challenges and opportunities for different aspects of the bioeconomy.
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Hemp News and Programs
National Hemp Symposium | February 9-10, 2021 | virtual event
Learn what has been accomplished to date and what lies ahead. | Details
USDA NIFA Supplemental and Alternative Crops (SAC)
Supports for projects that lead to expanded adaptation and increased acres in the U.S. of industrial hemp grown for value added products. Grants supports the breeding, testing, and development of superior performing industrial hemp varieties and production practices that result in improved cost efficiencies, reduced grower risks, and wider use in production systems. Research results and technology developed are expected to be rapidly transferred to producers and other users through effective extension outreach and other engagement efforts. | Details
Innovative state approaches to hemp regulations under the 2018 Farm Bill
Comparison of different programs, including unique approaches to production. | White paper
Hemp presentations from 2020 | Click on titles below to watch the replay!
- Chemistry and Testing of CBD Hemp | Craig Schluttenhofer, Central State University
- Insect Control for Hemp | Luis Canas, Ohio State University
- Growing Hemp for Fiber or Seed | Craig Schluttenhofer
- Overview of Hemp in Ohio | Brad Bergefurd, OSU Extension Educator and Horticulture Specialist
- Ohio Tri-State 2019 Hemp Research Update and Hemp Production Do’s and Don’ts | James Morris, OSU Extension Educator
- Plasticulture, drip irrigation and fertigation for CBD Hemp Production | Brad Bergefurd
GROWING HEMP in OHIO: Separating Fact from Fiction | January 24, 2020 | OSU Wooster Campus
Missed the event? Workshop presentations slides are available, click here
Ohio Department of Agriclture (ODA) Hemp Program
- Information and application requirements for growers and processors, click here
USDA Hemp and Farm Programs
- Overview of federal rules and crop insurance, click here
Ohio Farmers Hemp Cooperative, click here
Recent selected articles:
- Types of Hemp | OSU Factsheet I click here
- Ohio hemp growers: Tread slowly | OSU CFAES News | click here
- 10 things you need to know before growing hemp | OSU CFAES News | click here
- Industrial hemp production: Culitvation and management | Biofuels Digest | click here
- Hemp goes 'hot' due to genetics, not growing conditions | Morning AgClips | click here
PROBE, the Program for Bioenergy and the Environment, is an interdisciplinary research and outreach program to facilitate:
INVESTIGATION on the conversion of agricultural crops and animal productin residues, food, and bio-processing wastes to energy, fuels, and chemicals.
COLLABORATION of Ohio State University faculty and students to prepare proposals, develop processes for the production of biofuels and bio-based products, and provide educational and outreach opportunities.
DELIVERY of research results to academia, industry, government agencies, and the general public via workshops, seminars, and tours.