US (WI): Appleton greenhouse to grow industrial hemp

For nearly a century, Memorial Florists & Greenhouses has grown plants of all kinds, but a new look at an old variety has president Bob Aykens very interested.

"They came in as cuttings, and they're in the process of being rooted and propagated," said Aykens, the business's president.

Aykens says through a lease agreement with Colorado-based company Front Range Biosciences, a 15,000 square foot greenhouse will soon grow hemp.

"Our production plan says 250,000 clones will go out of here for next spring," he said.

The greenhouse will be fitted with lights, a network of nozzles will spray the plants on a regular basis. Farmers will place their orders, and the hemp will be delivered from the bio-secure area to the producers in the field.

Read more at FOX 11 News (Eric Peterson)


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