Disease, cold spring hamper hemp rush

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Disease, cold spring hamper hemp rush

Crop acres more than double in La Plata, Montezuma counties
Emily Lockard, left, research associate, at Colorado State University’s Southwestern Colorado Research Center in Yellow Jacket, and Neeta Mahaffey, administration assistant at the center, harvest a hemp plant. Acres of hemp have more than doubled in La Plata and Montezuma counties this year compared with last year, and the research center is determining how different stress factors, such as low water, change the CBD content of the plant.
Colorado State University’s Southwestern Colorado Research Center in Yellow Jacket is growing female hemp plants for CBD. The male hemp plants are far taller and are used for fiber.
Emily Lockard, right, research associate, at Colorado State University’s Southwestern Colorado Research Center in Yellow Jacket; Jerry Mahaffey, farm technician; and Neeta Mahaffey, administration assistant at the center, cut samples Thursday from hemp plants to hang, dry and weigh. The samples are part of a research project about hemp at the center.

Disease, cold spring hamper hemp rush

Emily Lockard, left, research associate, at Colorado State University’s Southwestern Colorado Research Center in Yellow Jacket, and Neeta Mahaffey, administration assistant at the center, harvest a hemp plant. Acres of hemp have more than doubled in La Plata and Montezuma counties this year compared with last year, and the research center is determining how different stress factors, such as low water, change the CBD content of the plant.
Colorado State University’s Southwestern Colorado Research Center in Yellow Jacket is growing female hemp plants for CBD. The male hemp plants are far taller and are used for fiber.
Emily Lockard, right, research associate, at Colorado State University’s Southwestern Colorado Research Center in Yellow Jacket; Jerry Mahaffey, farm technician; and Neeta Mahaffey, administration assistant at the center, cut samples Thursday from hemp plants to hang, dry and weigh. The samples are part of a research project about hemp at the center.
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