Organic Hemp Research & The Wild American

Episode 52: On this week’s show, we talk to Tara Caton, the research coordinator at the Rodale Institute where she is the leader of the industrial hemp research trials. The institute is studying the weed suppression benefits of industrial hemp when it’s added into crop rotation and no-till farming. They are also looking at which varieties do best in Pennsylvania for fiber and grain.

Then we talk to organic hemp farmer Eric White, also known as the Wild American. His hemp farm in the Poconos has had some issues with European corn borer this summer. He talks about those pests and explains his creative plans for marketing his crop.

Links from the episode:

Rodale Institute Hemp Research

https://rodaleinstitute.org/science/industrial-hemp-trial/

VIDEO: Rodale's 2017 Hemp Trials

https://www.lancasterfarming.com/farming/field_crops/rodale-hemp-trials/video_5f514b64-add1-11e7-8213-03f51487218e.html

Eric White's story as told to Drew and Cameron on The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-3b48v-bbad1f

Get Your tickets for the Hemp Summit

https://teampa.com/pahempsummit/