A $592,000 three-year grant has been awarded to Delaware State University to help develop new applications for hemp.
Delaware state developed its own hemp centered curriculum soon after the release of the 2018 Farm Bill. It’s College of Agriculture, Sciences, and Technology has been researching hemp ever since at the school in Dover at the historically black school.
The university has many plans for the grant and hopes to use it to grow their contributions to the industry. Some of the projects that the grant will support will include studying:
- Extraction techniques
- How CBD interacts with cancer cells
- How parasitic larvae are affected by hemp extracts
Delaware State plans to also continue its efforts to research the cultivation of hemp, along with its partner, Kentucky State University.
The grant was given by the National Science Foundation, which is an independent agency of the U.S. Government that works to support non-medical research in science and engineering.