Investigating the optimum growing conditions for industrial hemp transplants

Project: Research project

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Investigating the optimum growing conditions for industrial hemp transplants Investigating the optimum growing conditions for industrial hemp transplants The Arizona Department of Agriculture began issuing licenses for growing industrial hemp on May 31, 2019. With little information on growing industrial hemp in the climate of Arizona, it is reported that growers faced many challenges of growing industrial hemp in their first year, including extreme heat and poor seed germination and seedling establishment. Using transplants is a widely used strategy for rapid stand establishment of agronomic and horticultural crops in the field under unfavorable climate conditions and to achieve earlier yields than with direct seeding. However, most of industrial hemp growers currently use direct seeding as their planting method, and little research has been performed on growing and using transplants for industrial hemp production. In this study, we will investigate how light intensities (or photosynthetic photon flux densities) and nitrogen concentrations influences hemp seedling growth to identify the optimum light conditions and nitrogen level for hemp transplant production.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/203/31/21

Funding

  • INDUSTRY: Domestic Company: $2,180.00

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