This 2023 season, NWG will enter trials that asses fiber quality across varieties for various applications. Many unknowns still exist in fiber specifications and genetic performance across varieties, but what we do know is that NWG varieties are compliant, harvestable, and more uniform than most.
Another recent study out of Turkey, Optimizing plant density for fiber and seed production in industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.), looked at hemp planting densities and their relation to stem diameter and fiber quality – there is high variation within the genetics.
“Stem diameter was significantly altered by cultivars…The highest stem diameter was noted under 100 and 150 plants m−2 planting densities, whereas planting at 250 plants m−2 resulted in the lowest values.” (The trial planting densities range from 400k – 1M plants/ac.)
NWG is constantly improving and adapting genetics to US environments- we have a rich pipeline that is responsive to market needs. NWG varieties can be planted at lower densities, and due to well-bred genetics, the stalk diameter remains low. This translates to less seed needed per acre, rendering a competitive price point/acre.
In the right latitude, NWG varieties flower in a timely manner, lowering seed production costs, and keeping seed production in the US, adding value and know-how to our US supply chain. Seed production costs to commercial yield calculations should be assessed in every model. We value working with and understanding processor models. There are many models out there; we’re always happy to discuss and see if NWG seed is a fit! Contact Us