Hemp is a promising crop. New markets for hemp have opened up after a recent wave of legislation. By growing, selling, and processing hemp, New York could revitalize its economy. As New York’s Land Grant University, Cornell CALS’s School of Integrative Plant Sciences has assembled an interdisciplinary team of researchers and extension specialists to study how the state can move forward in developing its hemp industry.
Our team is investigating:
- The best commercially-available hemp varieties to grow in New York conditions.
- The development of new varieties that will thrive in New York.
- Possible barriers to this industry’s development, including seed issues, diseases, and insect pests.
This website is designed to serve the public good by sharing what our team learns about New York hemp production. Click the image below to watch a video about our purpose-driven hemp research:
- From grey area to gold rush: Establishing a long-term breeding program for hemp (video)
- Growing the Hemp Industry in New York (video)
- More on the SIPS Hemp YouTube playlist
- Farm Bill Legalizing Hemp Passes Senate: WHEC News
- So You Want To Grow Hemp? Cornell Hemp on Science Friday
Summer 2019 Events:
- 2019 Cornell Seed Growers Field Day – July 2
- Willsboro Farm Field Day – July 10
- Aurora Farm Field Crops Field Day – July 11
- Freeville Organic Farm Field Day – July 31
- Long Island Hort Res Ext Center Plant Science Day – July 31
- Hemp Workshop – Empire Farm Days – August 6-8
- Cornell Hemp Field Day – Geneva – August 13
More information will be posted as soon as details become available.