Hemp agronomy isn’t completely simple, magical, or inordinately complex. It combines research, trial and error, and farmer know-how: experience, familiarity with conditions, and regional differences. NWG promises its customers to share what we’ve learned over the past ten years and to tell you when we don’t know the answer, which happens. In these cases, we do our best to collaborate with customers to come up with the best solutions. We are there every step of the way. Over the years, we found that newer producers utilizing our agronomic support program see improved weed control, strong stands, ease of harvest, and higher yields than those without. New West Genetics’ pre-season webinars help producers get off on the right foot, and in-season phone and video support keep things running smoothly. We provide in-person field visits and a producer web portal with production resources at your fingertips for qualified orders*. We are vested in your success! “Daniel was the 2nd person from the NWG team that reached out when we started growing hemp. He’s been there for us every step of the way. Whether it’s agronomy advice, seed depth, plant population, harvest advice, and taking phone calls throughout the season, both years we grew hemp, he came out to look at the crop and advise on improvements. His knowledge, along with his passion for growing hemp, makes life as a grower easier and stress-free!” - NWG Hemp Producer Trust NWG for US bred [...]
🔬🌱Hemp Research Alert 🧪🧬 A consortium of scientists at Cornell University and Colorado State University, including NWG CSO Dr. John McKay, study the interactions of cannabinoids and chewing herbivores. The paper Cannabinoids Function in Defense Against Chewing Herbivores in Cannabis sativa L. in the Journal Horticulture Research finds, “On detached leaves, Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper) larvae consumed less leaf area and grew less when feeding on leaves with greater concentrations of cannabinoids.” This groundbreaking research shows the agronomic value of cannabinoids produced by hemp plants. It also offers detailed genetic outlines of the pathways for cannabinoid production, exhibiting the clear role genetics play in THC production and CBD production. Access the paper here: https://doi.org/10.1093/hr/uhad207 Research like this is vital to the growth and development of the industry. We want to thank the researchers (the Smart, Moore, Wang, and Rose labs), Cornell AgriTech, Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station campus area farms, Colorado State University, and New York State Department of Agriculture - Empire State Development Grant AC477 for contributing to industry-advancing research.
Seed production harvest is complete, and we couldn’t have asked for better conditions. The NWG agronomy team Daniel Willis, Jack Mangels, and Rich Fletcher swathed and combined our NWG AMPLIFY™ hybrid seed production field, the CSU ARDEC variety trial plots, and our NWG 4113 seed production field. Seed harvest is a fine art of achieving optimum seed maturity and ease of threshing, while minimizing shatter. Swathing helps to dry down material before harvest -improving threshing and maximizing seed quality. Once the seed has dried down to less than 20% moisture, we combine the windrows. Thanks to good breeding for stalk diameter and uniformity these stands cut very well.