Tuesday, May 31, 2016

UNL gets permit to grow hemp

Associated Press
Source: wowt.com

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Researchers in Nebraska are one step closer to starting research on using hemp as a field crop.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's agronomy and horticulture department has received a permit that will allow it to research hemp. But they're still waiting for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to approve the importation of seeds from Canada-based Parkland Industrial Hemp Growers Cooperative.
Héctor L. Santiago, assistant dean of the Agronomy Department's Agricultural Research Division, says that it'll likely take at least three weeks to get the seeds after the DEA signs off on the paperwork.
Professor Ismail Dweikat hopes to get plants in the ground this year. He will likely grow the seeds in a greenhouse if they don't arrive before June 15th.

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