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As we enter into a new age of a new traditional row crop we can utilize, the passage of the 2018 farm bill, we are just now able to understand which genetics are best for the growing of hemp fiber, grain and cannabinoids. It is incumbent upon us to understand how different regions, elevations, weather, daylight and heat units affect the growth of hemp. To complicate things, is the fact that widespread data and growing history of hemp is almost non-existent, especially when it comes to fiber in the United States. This not only effects biomass yields, but it also speaks to the type of end use applications the acreage will be grown for. It can then be extrapolated throughout the supply-chain as a true foundation that should be essential in the development of any organization. It will correlate to insurance and historical yield numbers. It will dictate the level of success of an operation relying on its attributes. That is why it is important to gather as much information and data as possible and continue to always evolve and learn.

Our research plots over the last two years have taught us a tremendous amount. It has shown us more than what we did not expect, as opposed to what to expect. We have collected the information and are able to speak confidently to a handful of genetics as it relates to different geographic regions in the World. As one would assume, not all genetics are the same. First and foremost, understanding the intended use of the end, processed material should be crucial in defining which is the best choice. After this, factors such as latitudes, photoperiod, heat units and soil type need to be accounted for. As we develop and foster our relationships with seed companies, other organizations and agriculture worldwide, we will begin to add value to the overall supply chain as it relates to material science and development. 

Considerations:

  • Intended end use application

  • Geographic location of acreage

  • Soil Type

  • Irrigation

  • Seed availability

  • Pest/Disease resilience

  • Past use of chemicals

  • Planting techniques

  • Germination rates

  • Propagation rights

  • State regulations

  • Equipment being used throughout the season

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