The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that it will be opening its doors to cannabis growers in order to study the plant’s cultivation.
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Trilogene Seeds’ Colorado-bred hemp plants will be added to the St. Louis Science Facility’s globally renowned agricultural learning center, the GROW pavilion. Hemp, often known as Cannabis sativa, is botanically identical to marijuana. Hemp, on the other hand, generates very little THC, the euphoric component found in marijuana. Hemp was become legal in the United States in 2018, and it is currently cultivated for its edible grain, CBD, and fiber.
According to Matt Haddad, CEO of Trilogene Seeds, the Colorado-based hemp seed producer that supplied the hemp seeds GROW is planting, hemp’s inclusion among the plants flourishing in the 5000-square-foot GROW pavilion is a step toward normalizing hemp in American culture. The facility attracts almost a million visitors each year. “Having our hemp cultivar at GROW is not only a great honor, but it also helps legitimate a crop that was previously cultivated by our founding fathers by educating that many more people about the incredible benefits of the hemp plant,” Haddad added. Hemp plants are often confused with marijuana plants.
Early American colonies, notably George Washington, grew hemp in large quantities. Many states, like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Kentucky, used to rely on it for their economic well-being. Hemp fiber was utilized in a variety of applications, including rope and canvas sails.
Hemp, on the other hand, was made illegal in the 1930s as part of anti-cannabis legislation. It wasn’t cultivated at scale again until pro-hemp activists were successful in getting it legalized, which opened up a new market for hemp grown in the United States.
According to market analysis by the Brightfield group, hemp-grown CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid produced in the hemp plant, earned $4.7 billion in income in the United States in 2020, only two years after legalization.
Trilogene Seeds, an award-winning hemp grower that uses data analytics to develop novel hemp varietals, donated seeds to GROW for their cultivar “Auto Alpha.” Haddad said the GROW team just began planting plants this week.
Hemp will be cultivated in a new display that will demonstrate indoor, controlled environment technologies. Hemp will be grown in a grow tent and in live soil in a hydroponic, soil-less method. In the growth patterns of the hemp, visitors may see the differences between synthetic (hydroponic) and mineral (living soil) fertilizer.
Despite the fact that hemp can be cultivated hydroponically, Haddad believes that hemp grown in organically living soil is healthier, more disease-resistant, and generates more desired chemicals.
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