The Genetics of Hemp with Cornell University's Larry Smart

On this week’s Industrial Hemp Podcast, we talk to Cornell University horticulture professor Dr. Larry Smart, one of the leaders of the hemp research team at Cornell. We discuss his long term study of the shrub willow as a bio-energy source and how that research prepared him for working with hemp. We talk about hemp genetics, the implications of hemp’s dioecious nature, the challenges and promises of industrial hemp, and what farmers can do to avoid getting the short end of the stick as this industry develops.

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