Hemp Meeting and Research Updates – January 21, 2021
Date: January 21, 2021
Time: 8 a.m.–noon
Agents in Wilkes, Yadkin, Stokes, Surry, Forsyth, Davie, Craven, and Carteret Counties are partnering to host a virtual hemp research update featuring specialists from NC State University and a grower panel.
The program will feature updates on Hemp strain trial results, insect and disease concerns and management, hemp program legal status, and marketing hemp in a volatile market. The information will be most pertinent to those growing hemp in North Carolina or considering incorporating hemp into their North Carolina farm operations.
This will be held virtually via Zoom, an online meeting platform. Participants must register in advance on the Eventbrite page. Those who register will receive information through email on how to join the meeting.
One pesticide credit will be offered (N,D,O,X) for NC licensed pesticide applicators.
8:00-8:55 a.m. Hemp Agronomic Production & Research Update
David Suchoff, Ph.D.
NCSU Assistant Professor of Alternative Crops
8:55-9:35 a.m. Update on Hemp Diseases and their Management in North Carolina
Lindsey Thiessen, Ph.D.
NCSU Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Entomology & Plant Pathology
9:35-10:15 a.m. Update on Insects and Mites of Hemp and Progress Toward their Management
Hannah Burrack, Ph.D.
NCSU Professor & Extension Specialist, Entomology & Plant Pathology
10:15-10:55 a.m. Post Harvest & Drying Research Update
NCSU Extension Associate Professor, Agricultural Engineering
10:55-11:35 a.m. Hemp Law and Regulatory Update
Marne Coit, J.D.
NCSU Extension Hemp Law Program
11:35 a.m. 12- Grower & Industry Panel Discussion, Q&A
Please contact your county Extension center with questions.