Our innovative research on hemp spans a vast array of studies in numerous areas. These studies are intended to help bring uniformity and growth to an industry in its infancy. They are also designed to serve as resources and insight for the development of guidelines and governance policies.


Sample of Research Efforts

  • Investigation of THC levels in various parts of the hemp plant in relation to time and plant development stage
  • Investigation of effects of time on CBD concentrations and formulated products
  • Recording and documenting of disease development in hemp across Southern Virginia
  • Study of effects of drying techniques on lab test results
  • Study of hemp product labeling compared to actual CBD testing results
  • Utilization of IALR’s endophyte library toolbox to increase hemp disease resistance and yield
  • Study of effects of climate and site variability on hemp quality and CBD production
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