On this page, we maintain an up-to-date list of links that should be useful to growers who currently raise hemp, or growers who are looking to cultivate hemp as research partners with New York State’s hemp pilot program.
- For information about New York State Regulation and the Pilot Program:
- Hemp production guides and extension resources:
- Grain/Fiber Seed Sources:
- Soil and residue testing labs:
- Hemp Genetic Testing Services:
- Pesticide Information:
- Cannabinoid Testing Labs:
- Information on hemp diseases:
- Hemp Insurance?
- Hemp Exchange Board:*
- Other Resources:
For information about New York State Regulation and the Pilot Program:
- NYS Department of Ag. and Markets – Division of Plant Industry
- NYS Hemp Research Initiative
Hemp production guides and extension resources:
- Beginning Hemp? Keys to Successful Production in New York State – Publication from Cornell Cooperative Extension
- Hemp factsheet from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs
- Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance Hemp Production eGuide
- Colorado State University’s Hemp Insect website – a resource to help growers recognize and understand the insects, mites, and “bugs” associated with hemp production.
- Purdue Hemp Project
- North Carolina State Hemp Extension Program
- Oregon CBD Hemp Growers Guide and Farm Calculator
- Growing Industrial Hemp in Ontario – The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ fact sheet on hemp production
Grain/Fiber Seed Sources:
- Hemp Genetics International in Saskatoon, SK
- International Hemp Solutions/Bija Hemp in Denver, CO
- Parkland Hemp Growers in Dauphin, MB
- Schiavi Seed in Lexington, KY
- Terramax in Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan; distributed in the U.S. through Original Green Distribution and Legacy Hemp
- UniSeeds Inc. in Cobden, Ontario
- Valley Bio in Cobden, Ontario
- Fiacre Enterprises, Inc in Charlottesville, VA: Contact Mike Timko (email@example.com)
- New West Genetics in Fort Collins, CO
Soil and residue testing labs:
- DairyOne – Soil and tissue nutrient analysis:
730 Warren Road, Ithaca, New York 14850
- Cornell Soil Health Lab
- Cornell Nutrient Analysis Lab – Soil heavy metal testing
G01 Bradfield Hall, 306 Tower Rd., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
- Pacific Agricultural Lab (PAL) – Soil pesticide residue testing
21830 S.W. Alexander Ln., Sherwood, OR 97140
Hemp Genetic Testing Services:
- GenKit™ from Steep Hill – to identify male seedlings
- Phylos hemp plant sex test
- Medicinal Genomics gender detection screenings
The New York State DEC has updated their pesticide information database to add a designation for hemp. To access the database and to see if a pesticide is approved for use on hemp, go to:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/nyspad/products?1. Click on Advanced Search to open up the search options. In the Use/Type box select HEMP (INDUSTRIAL) in the Pesticide Use dropdown box and then click search. (For guidance, see screenshot below:)
If people have asked regarding the use of a certain pesticide on hemp, NYSDEC includes its status in the database. For products that are not in the database, If anyone has a question regarding whether a product is approved on hemp and is not currently in the database, contact Jeanine Broughel (Jeanine.Broughel@dec.ny.gov) for a determination. If approved, NYSDEC will update their database.
Cannabinoid Testing Labs:
- East Coast Labs
172 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, Rhode Island 02914
Contact: Matthew Madison
420 Fortune Blvd, Milford, MA 01757
Contact: Chris Hudalla
- MCR Labs, LLC
85 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701
Contact: Michael Kahn
- CDX Analytics
39 Norman St., Salem, MA 01907
Contact: Brian Strasnick
- Steep Hill
9691 Gerwig Lane, Suite A, Columbia, MD 21046
Contact: Michael Corrado
- Eurofins BioDiagnostics (3 locations)
507 Highland Drive, River Falls, WI 54022 – Phone: (715) 426-0246
1821 Vista View Drive, Longmont, CO 80504 – Phone: (303) 651-6417
7240 Holsclaw Road, Gilroy, CA 95020 – Phone: (408) 846-9964
- Biotrax Testing Laboratory, Inc.
3580 Harlem Road Suite 2 Cheektowaga, NY 14215 USA
Information on hemp diseases:
- The Cornell Plant Disease Clinic will test hemp tissues you submit and diagnose diseases that are present.
For information about hemp crop insurance, please read this document: https://hemp.cals.cornell.edu/files/2019/08/CropInsurancePrimer-2019_08_06.pdf
Hemp Exchange Board:*
The need to exchange information on buying and selling plant products is evident. Please see the link to the survey below if you are an interested buyer or seller.
Complete the survey and submit. We will then download all of the entries weekly and put them in a spreadsheet on line.
That can be found here: http://cceorangecounty.org/ag-environment
There are nicer, fancier blog-type boards and we hope to move to that model in the coming weeks but this will satisfy the current need and does not require you to create an account. It is mostly for buying and selling plant matter but you’ll see that it could be used for equipment or other hemp-specific supplies.
We will update the list weekly with new postings.
*The NY Hemp Exchange Board is posted for your information and research purposes. Cornell Cooperative Extension does not endorse or recommend any product, service, individual, business or other entity. All “Hemp Exchanges” are posted at the discretion of CCE. “Hemp Exchanges” requests may be denied or removed at any time for any reason.