NMSU-led research shows promising future for Hemp in New Mexico

Adriana M. Chavez

LAS CRUCES – In 2019, the faculty of the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University received a grant from state officials, which began research on hemp farming, which was legal to grow that year. Since then, research efforts have focused on understanding hemp agronomics under a control system established by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.

In southern New Mexico, NMSA has partnered with farmers such as Las Cruz-based Rich Global Hemp to help improve the quality of the soil.

Jeffrey Anderson, a representative of the Doa Anna County Cooperative Expansion Service, said: When the hemp cultivation was legal in 2019, they went in but did not realize what it was. ” Hemp has malnutrition that they are not aware of, and those who have enough farmers are able to identify and correct it.

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