HEMP Approval Program Now Available From UF/IFAS
Central Florida Ag News|February 2021
OWNERS OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP GENETICS can now submit their varieties for approval by the University of Florida for legal sale within the state.
TORY MOORE

UF/IFAS, in partnership with Roseville Farms, has established a program that provides a science-based evaluation of industrial hemp varieties. As a crop new to Florida, all industrial hemp material must be approved prior to production and sale within the state per state law and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) rules.

The approval program is led by Brian Pearson, assistant professor of crop management at the UF/ IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center.

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