The Texas Organic Research Center is dedicated to protecting the soil, developing healthier plants, increasing the nutrition of food, providing education on non-toxic pest and disease controls, improving water conservation, and increasing the health of wildlife, livestock, pets and people.

Corn Gluten Meal Research - Iowa State University

Effects of Molasses Supplementation on The Production of Lactating Dairy Cows

Painting Peach Tree Trunks With White Water Based Latex Paints

Painting Tree Trunks Protects Against Rodents, Borers

Soil Fungi Critical To Organic Success

The Role of the Cell Wall Compartment in Mutualistic Symbioses of Plants

Tree Wounds

Basic Organic Gardening Program

Mosquito Control

Organic Pecan & Fruit Tree Program

Organic Rose Program

Sick Tree Treatment

Weed Control

Natural-Organic Growing Program: All Hemp is Not The Same

Hemp is becoming regulated to be grown across the United States; however, there’s a lack of knowledge regarding how it’s grown, produced and the whole agronomy surrounding it. Hemp is an accumulator plant, so growers should not use toxic pesticides, insecticides or herbicides because these are absorbed by the plant and passed on to consumers.

The TORC approved Natural-Organic Program is a great starting point for soil health, growing hemp and pest control.

Background and Regulations

USDA interim final rule to establish the domestic hemp production program and to facilitate the production of hemp, 10/29/19

Hemp Production

Online Natural-Organic Course for Hemp Growers

Basic Natural Organic Program

USDA Hemp Web Site

Regulations by State

2019 Registration by State

TORC Natural Organic Hemp Growing Certification. For more information or to register, email or call Doug Sheldon at or 866-444-3478.
This hemp information is intended as an educational resource for law-abiding professionals that are exploring opportunities in growing hemp. Be advised that possessing, using, distributing and selling hemp are subject to all federal, state and local laws in the United States of America and the articles, pages, links and other types of information on this site are not intended to assist you in violating any laws or regulations.