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Texas A&M to Grow Hemp to Assess Versatility in Texas Climate

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Texas A&M is planting varieties of hemp in the near future. The goal is to determine which varieties of hemp are the most ideal for Texas’ climate. Varieties will be planted for the purpose of cannabinoid profile, fiber quality and grain quality.

The trials will take place in San Angelo and Plainview, according to AgriLife Today. Public variety trials have taken place for decades under the Texas A&M AgriLife Crop Testing Program. This year, they’re adding hemp to the mix.

May 8 is the deadline to submit entry forms. Payment and seeds must also accompany entry forms. Persons with questions can call 806-777-0247. The entry fees will help pay for the costs of performing the trials.

“Trial results for crops tested by Texas A&M AgriLife are used by farmers across Texas to make decisions on their planting seed,” said Larry Redmon, Ph.D.”Our goal is that Texas hemp producers may enjoy the same type of information for their seed selection decisions.”

One of the goals of the variety trials is to determine which strains of hemp can maintain the required 0.3% or less THC threshold.