Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Both hemp and marijuana are Cannabis sativa. However, in simple words, hemp is bred for CBD, grain and/or fiber production, whereas marijuana is bred for the Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) production.
Yes but you need to get a license from the state of Missouri Department of Agriculture before you begin buying hemp seeds. See more details about obtaining a license to grow hemp in the Missouri Department of Agriculture website http://www.agriculture.mo.gov/plants/industrial-hemp
Lincoln University regularly organizes hemp field days in various parts of Missouri.
Please visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for more information.
Only a Missouri State Department of Agriculture's approved producer can buy hemp seeds. A licensed grower can purchase hemp seeds from any of three sources:
Missouri agricultural hemp seed and propagule permit holder
State or territory approved hemp program
Supplier approved by USDA for international importation
You should always regularly check with the Missouri Department of Agriculture for the most current and accurate information.
Currently, few biopesticides are approved by EPA, but it does not mean that those pesticides are legal to use in Missouri. Growers should check the pesticide label to find out if it is approved to use on industrial hemp in Missouri.
Lincoln University of Missouri has experts in plant sciences, plant breeding, entomology, plant pathology, and economics. Please feel free to contact these experts.
You can contact our Plant Pathologist (Dr. Jaimin Patel) at firstname.lastname@example.org and entomologist (Dr. Clement Akotsen-Mensah) at email@example.com for disease and insect pest-related concerns.