MDARD Industrial Hemp Update #10

Industrial Hemp Updates

Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) Needs Your Input


This message is being sent as a public service on behalf of MSUE.  Please see the request below from MSUE to participate in a brief survey, the goal of which is to better understand industrial hemp production practices and challenges.  You do not have to be a greenhouse grower to assist; input is being sought from individuals or companies interested in or currently growing industrial hemp, either indoors or outdoors. 



Greenhouse Growers Your Input is Needed:  

Industrial Hemp Survey 

Industrial hemp (Cannabis satvia) has increasingly become a popular crop among numerous U.S. states that have initiated pilot programs to produce biomass, fiber, grain or non-intoxicating cannabidiol (CBD). By law, industrial hemp has less than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound of marijuana. Industrial hemp is primarily planted in-ground in outdoor fields, but crops destined for CBD are most often grown under controlled environmental conditions such greenhouses, high tunnels or indoors, e.g., shipping containers or warehouses. Regardless of production system, some growers have encountered production challenges or seek information related to production, culture, processing and handling, and marketing of industrial hemp. Therefore, researchers at Michigan State University aim to further understand production and identify production challenges with a confidential industrial hemp survey.

Click here to participate:  Industrial Hemp Survey 

Individuals or companies interested or currently growing industrial hemp in greenhouses, high tunnels, indoors or outdoors are encouraged to participate in this quick 10-minute survey. Input about production practices and challenges will help ensure MSU research and Extension efforts can benefit industrial hemp growers. Except for your time, there are no risks or conflicts of interest associated with participation in this study and participation is voluntary. All responses will remain confidential. 

If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Dr. Garrett Owen at or 248-347-0269, ext. 202, or Dr. Bridget Behe at or 517-353-0346. Please help us where we can help you through research and Extension.


If you know of others who are interested in receiving industrial hemp program updates, please direct them to; there is an enrollment link near the top.  

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