Pest Management for Small-Scale Organic Hemp Production in Eastern Oregon

The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) has supported on-farm research into alternative pest management techniques for a variety of crops. Hemp has the documented tendency to take up chemicals to which it is exposed, leading to increased concerns of pesticide residues in consumer products. Since Southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon have the same climate, which is recognized as ideal for hemp production, it is strategic for growers across this geographic area to collaboratively pursue pest management goals. NCAP surveyed industrial hemp growers in Eastern Oregon about pest management needs and highlighted hemp growers taking preventative approaches through holistic farm management.

“I’m concerned we’ve not grown enough seasons of hemp to fully understand which pest species are most important or conducted enough research to understand the best control strategies.” - Gordon Jones, OSU Extension

Learn more about our work at or contact Christina to learn more: [email protected], 541-344-5044 ext. 33.

This project was made possible by support from the USDA NIFA through the Western Extension Risk Management Education Center (Western Center).
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