Seed genetics form the base of the hemp value chain - video

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Breeding for stable genetics is required for hemp to succeed in geographies around the country—and globe

For the hemp and hemp CBD market to succeed, every part of the value chain must contribute. On one end is, of course, consumers. Before this all-important end game are brands, distilers, extractors, farmers, and—lest you forget—seed geneticists. Applying nouveau technology to traditional selective breeding techniques, plant breeders are developing new varieties with traits that allow growers to achieve maximum yields in all growing conditions. At the 2021 NoCo Hemp Expo, Insider senior editor Todd Runestad meets with Alex Kemper-McCall from Front Range Biosciences as they touch on:

  • Creating seed genetic profiles that perform in all regions of the country.
  • Focusing on terpenes and then bringing up percentage of select cannabinoids.
  • Good soil plus solid stable seed genetics equals good biomass for brands—and consumers.
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