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Aug 4, 2023

Field to Fabric: The Journey of Fiber Hemp from Tobacco to Textiles

David Suchoff is leading a five-year grant to study how fiber hemp can act as an alternative to tobacco while taking advantage of North Carolina’s robust textile industry. 

Jul 18, 2023

Fiber Hemp Field Day

Tue 8/8 8 AM – 12:15 PM Cunningham Research Station, 200 Cunningham Rd, Kinston, NC 28501, USA     

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Apr 5, 2022

New Hemp Research Consortium Taps David Suchoff To Lead

David Suchoff was named director of a new, multi-university Hemp Research Consortium, initially funded by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research. 

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Mar 14, 2022

A Budding Industry: North Carolina Hemp

Discover how hemp has taken root in North Carolina, its future as a viable crop for growers, and what that means for consumers across the state and beyond. 

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Feb 28, 2022

Fiber Hemp: Haute or Hype?

NC State researchers are evaluating new regionally-appropriate fiber hemp varieties as an alternative textile crop well-suited to a burgeoning industry. 

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Dec 2, 2021

Hemp: North Carolina’s Budding Industry

The hemp industry is budding in North Carolina but it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing. We talk with Extension specialist David Suchoff about what's been accomplished and what we've learned so far. 

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Jan 19, 2021

What’s Up With N.C. Hemp

With modern hemp production heading into its fifth growing season in North Carolina, what does the future hold for this crop? That’s a question that’s likely on the minds of over 1,500 licensed growers and others in the hemp industry —and the one we explore in this episode of Farms, Food, and You. 

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Nov 14, 2019

Moving Technology From Wish List to Workhorses

Research happens on every plane at NC State. We’re working above ground, below, and in the air to produce discoveries. 

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Nov 13, 2019

Advancing Hemp Research

Pyxus International Inc. partners with NC State to optimize hemp production practices. 

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Nov 5, 2018

Will Hemp Be a Good Crop for North Carolina?

NC State Extension educators reflect on the second season that farmers have produced the crop under state’s pilot industrial hemp program.