Hemp seeds were planted and have not yet emerged in most of the field.
May 1 and May 8, 2017
Hemp seedlings have developed their first set of true leaves on May 1, 2017.
Clay-heavy and compact soil can often crust after a rain event. This can make it difficult for hemp to get established.
Conditions shown in the photo are not ideal for hemp plants, especially for seedlings that have yet to push through the soil surface. A thick crust can form, preventing successful emergence or establishment.
May 17, 2017
The hemp plots received some rain, helping with the establishment of plants. Areas of poor germination can be observed within the plots.
In this row of hemp a skip or blank area can be observed.
May 24, 2017
The hemp has become established and will continue to grow rapidly for several months. Some weeds can be observed between the rows of hemp. Hemp was planted on 7.5 inch row spacing.
Hemp plants have developed several sets of true leaves at this stage.
June 15, 2017
Hemp plants have become well established at this point.
Several different varieties were planted in this trial and differences in height and establishment can more easily observed now.
Some plots were planted later.
These are grain varieties planted at a lower density than fiber hemp.
Hemp that was planted in June faced many rain events.
This field has been prepared for planting, however, rain has caused a delay in this planting.
June 30, 2017
This hemp plot is well established and will continue to grow for several months.
Several different grain and fiber varieties were planted. Dense flowers are developing on some varieties.
Chimeras can be observed in hemp. This can cause leaves to be partially yellow. This is a genetic mutation, not a virus.
June 26TH, 2017 field Day
There are many different products that can be made from hemp plants.
Leah Sandler shares information on her variety trial projects.
Dr. Gord McNickle presenting on hemp root interactions.
Dr. Gord McNickle explaining his hemp research.
Dr. John Couture speaking about hemp chemistry and reflectance spectroscopy.
Tristand Tucker and Hans Schmitz talking about hemp planting equipment.