April 25, 2017 -Emergence

Image of dry soil Hemp seeds were planted and have not yet emerged in most of the field.

May 1 and May 8, 2017 

Image of a hemp seedlings with first set of true leaves. Hemp seedlings have developed their first set of true leaves on May 1, 2017.
Image of a hemp seedlings growing out of dry soil that has cracked from heat. Clay-heavy and compact soil can often crust after a rain event. This can make it difficult for hemp to get established.
Image of hemp seedlings in dry and cracked soil. 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 

Image of rows of hemp seedlings. The hemp plots received some rain, helping with the establishment of plants. Areas of poor germination can be observed within the plots.
Image of a close up of a row of hemp. In this row of hemp a skip or blank area can be observed.

May 24, 2017 

Image of a field with healthy green plants growing in 7.5 inch spaced rows. 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.
Image of a hemp plants growing in dark wet soil. Hemp plants have developed several sets of true leaves at this stage.

June 15, 2017 

Image of a hemp plot with bright green plants. Hemp plants have become well established at this point.
Image of a hemp plots and farm equipment Several different varieties were planted in this trial and differences in height and establishment can more easily observed now.
Image of small hemp seedlings that were from a replanting Some plots were planted later.
Image of a grain hemp planting. There is more space between each plant in these plots. These are grain varieties planted at a lower density than fiber hemp.
Image of hemp seedlings growing in very dark and wet soil. Hemp that was planted in June faced many rain events.
Image of soil ready for hemp planting. Soil is very dark and saturated with water. This field has been prepared for planting, however, rain has caused a delay in this planting.

June 30, 2017 

Image of a hemp plot, This is a single variety growing vigorously. This hemp plot is well established and will continue to grow for several months.
Image of different hemp varieties in plots. Some of the plants are shorter with dense flowers while others are still growing tall. Several different grain and fiber varieties were planted. Dense flowers are developing on some varieties.
Image of a hemp plant that is a Chimera. Part of the leaves are yellow while they rest of the leaves are green. 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

Image of a table displaying hemp products There are many different products that can be made from hemp plants.
Image of people in a hemp field listening a presentation , Leah Sandler shares information on her variety trial projects.
Image of people on a hemp field listening a presentation Dr. Gord McNickle presenting on hemp root interactions.
Image of people in a hemp field listening a presentation Dr. Gord McNickle explaining his hemp research.
Image of people in a hemp field listening a presentation Dr. John Couture speaking about hemp chemistry and reflectance spectroscopy. 
Image of people listening to speakers Farm Equipment Tristand Tucker and Hans Schmitz talking about hemp planting equipment.
Image of people listening a presentation Dr. Ron Turco talking about Purdue hemp research.
Image of a student and professor in a hemp field giving a presentation Dr. Janna Beckerman discussing hemp diseases.