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A consortium of scientists at Cornell University and Colorado State University, including NWG CSO Dr. John McKay, study the interactions of cannabinoids and chewing herbivores. The paper Cannabinoids Function in Defense Against Chewing Herbivores inĀ Cannabis sativa L. in the Journal Horticulture Research finds, ā€œOn detached leaves,Ā Trichoplusia niĀ (cabbage looper) larvae consumed less leaf area and grew less when feeding on leaves with greater concentrations of cannabinoids.ā€ This groundbreaking research shows the agronomic value of cannabinoids produced by hemp plants. It also offers detailed genetic outlines of the pathways for cannabinoid production, exhibiting the clear role genetics play in THC production and CBD production.

Access the paper here: https://doi.org/10.1093/hr/uhad207

Research like this is vital to the growth and development of the industry. We want to thank the researchers (the Smart, Moore, Wang, and Rose labs), Cornell AgriTech, Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station campus area farms, Colorado State University, and New York State Department of Agriculture – Empire State Development Grant AC477 for contributing to industry-advancing research.

Cannabinoids function in defense agains chewing herbivores