Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2020: $39,462.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2021
Grant Recipient: Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension
State: New Jersey
Hemp is a "new" crop for most producers. A field production guide was written to assist agricultural service providers and producers to understand the requirements, production methods, harvest techniques and handling of hemp. The Agriculture Improvement Act (2018 Farm Bill) established regulations to implement the legal production of hemp provided that the crop is grown in compliance with a state program or, in the absence of a program, under the federal USDA program. These regulations essentially removed hemp as a schedule 1 drug provided that any part of the plant grown has a delta-9 THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry matter basis. The guide is focused on New Jersey regulations and production methods for field cultivated hemp.
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This product is associated with the project "Development of Hemp Production Resources for New Jersey"