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Robert Masson

Affiliation

University of Arizona Yuma County Cooperative Extension

Funding Year

2020

Funding Quarter of Year

Quarter 3

Amount Funded

YCEDA: $3891.00

Summary

A publication from Cornell University documented that industrial hemp can be grown as a baby leaf salad green. High density plantings were made in a green house and plants at three leaf stage were harvested in as little as three weeks. Since Yuma County produces 90% of the domestically consumed leafy greens during the winter months, ways to promote increased vegetable consumption is economically important to our region. One way to increase consumption is to introduce new varieties that are appealing to consumers. This study will evaluate the potential for growing baby leaf hemp in Yuma County. A baby leaf hemp variety trial will be harvested and a consumer sensory evaluation completed.