Hemp Research Field Day: August 17!


The Ellison Lab in the Horticulture Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites you to join us for a field day about the latest hemp research being conducted here at the UW.

The event will be held Thursday, August 17th  from 9am to 12pm at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station (N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington, WI 53911).

Coffee and donuts will be available starting at 8:45am, provided by Batch, an all-natural wellness brand at the intersection of timeless tradition and contemporary research. Initially focused on hemp-based products, they now are expanding into functional mushrooms and other “of the Earth” ingredients.

For those who may need special accommodations, shuttles will be available from Moore Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus (1575 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706) at 8am.

Register Here!

Presentations will be given in a “speed run” format by UW faculty, staff, and members of Extension with 10 minute presentations followed by 5 minutes for Q&A. Topics to be presented upon include:
– Using Data to Select Compliant Cultivars
– Industrial (Grain/Fiber) Hemp Variety Trials
– High Cannabinoid Hemp Variety Trials
– Efforts to preserve and characterize hemp germplasm
– IPM Diagnostic Tool Development
– Understanding Anthocyanin Accumulation in Cannabis
– Companion cropping in hemp
– Evaluation of hemp fiber production and quality
– IR-4 Program and Hemp Research
– Feasibility of Hemp as Forage

Attendees will be shuttled to trials/presenters across the research station.

To learn more about our research and see updates from our field trials throughout the season, follow us on SeedLinked (@EllisonLab)!

For questions contact the Ellison Lab’s Research Program Manager Phillip Alberti at palberti@wisc.edu.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!