Oregon wildfires prompt delay for hemp field day

Out-of-control wildfires in Oregon have caused the state’s agriculture school to delay a virtual event to show off its 2020 research on hemp.

Oregon State University has delayed its first Oregon Hemp Field Day by a week, from Sept. 16 to Sept. 23.

The school says the first hour of the rescheduled presentation will “be devoted to the impact of recent fires and smoke to a hemp crop. ”

Oregon State created a Global Hemp Innovation Center last year and planned to show its 2020 work on varieties grown in four regions of the state.

Oregon ranks No. 6 among states this year in acres of hemp planted, according to Hemp Industry Daily‘s  2020 Hemp Harvest Outlook.

2 comments on “Oregon wildfires prompt delay for hemp field day
    • Kristen Nichols on

      Thanks for asking! Topic of an upcoming story, for sure. (Oregon State plans to address this at their rescheduled Field Days event on Sept. 23 …)

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