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University of Kentucky Hemp Education Sessions & Field Day

By |2023-10-19T15:17:12-06:00September 12th, 2023|Categories: speaking engagements|

New West Genetics CSO, Dr. John Mckay attends the University of Kentucky Hemp Education Sessions & Field Day on Tuesday September 12th in Lexington, KY. NWG AMPLIFY™ hybrids are on display at UK along with other hemp varieties. Dr. McKay will talk with attendees about our current commercial varieties from the NWG ABOUND® family, and more on our soon-to-be released family of hybrids with the AMPLIFY™ trait. A morning Grain Series sponsored by Victory Hemp Foods occurs from 8:30AM to 1PM (ET) followed by the afternoon Education Session from 1PM to 4:15PM. Field tours are from 4:30PM to 7:30PM. Special shout out to Victory Hemp and to Dr. Bob Pearce for all their hard work making this event happen.    

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Seed Production Insights

By |2023-10-19T15:56:49-06:00September 6th, 2023|Categories: blog|

Success starts at the seed. The New West Genetics agronomy team produces US bred ABOUND® and AMPLIFY™ seed in Northern Colorado. Seed production is challenging yet rewarding, and in-house seed production leads to improved quality and yields. Our NWG 4113 seed production field shows excellent uniformity, and our agronomists expect record yields. This fiber-forward variety offers outstanding performance in commercial fields across the US this summer. The NWG AMPLIFY seed production field is solid and on its way to an impressive harvest. Seed production can be painstaking, but close stewardship is worth it. We’re ready for these exceptional yields and quality seed! Trust NWG for US-adapted hemp seed varieties, top yields, and vigorous stands. For Seed Sales contact info@newwestgenetics.com or 800-970-1615

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University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences CPSC Seminar

By |2023-10-19T15:18:03-06:00August 30th, 2023|Categories: speaking engagements|

The University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences hosts NWG CSO, Dr. John McKay to present on “Genetic Discovery and Crop Improvement for Industrial Hemp ass a Sustainable Oilseed and Fiber Crop” for the Department of Crop Sciences CPSC Seminar on August 30th at 12:00pm. This talk highlights Dr. McKay’s work on hemp genomics, carbon sequestration, and commercial breeding.

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Summer Field Visits

By |2023-10-26T15:25:42-06:00August 21st, 2023|Categories: blog|

NWG CSO, Rich Fletcher and Director of Agronomy, Daniel Willis visit customers and trial partners across the Northern Midwest and Mountain West. Thanks to hardworking producers, NWG ABOUND® varieties are looking stellar in commercial fields across the US. Producers get peace of mind with hands-on agronomic support from NWG’s experts. This organic NWG 2463 grain field is progressing well. The weed suppression is impressive for an organic field planted at 25 lbs/ac A Minnesota hemp field of NWG 2463, grown for grain and hurd, looks good thanks to some great farming and solid seed! A commercial field of NWG 4113 in Southern Idaho will bring in top yields thanks to great agronomic management, uniform stand, and weed suppression. This stand is averaging 12ft! This is fiber-forward variety NWG 4113 in Southwest Idaho. The uniform stand behind this farmer makes for an easier time at harvest. Trust NWG for compliance, reliable germination and stand development, and ease of harvest all resulting in excellent yields!

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Kings AgriSeeds Field Day

By |2023-10-19T14:24:59-06:00August 15th, 2023|Categories: speaking engagements|

New West Genetics CEO, Wendy Mosher attends the Kings AgriSeeds field day in Pennsylvania to share with farmers and industry folks about our breeding program, premium certified hemp seed varieties, and the research and development behind our top performing varieties.

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NWG AMPLIFY™, A Hybrid Hemp Seed, is Poised to Transform the Hemp Supply Chain.

By |2023-07-13T08:38:28-06:00July 13th, 2023|Categories: press release|

New West Genetics (NWG) is pleased to announce seed production for their hybrid trait, AMPLIFY, has begun this 2023 season. NWG’s AMPLIFY trait creates a non-GMO hybrid that doubles grain yield while offering the traditional benefits of a hybrid crop. This jump in yield and reliability will revolutionize the economics of hemp production, enabling hemp to compete with established crops like soy and canola, paving the way for hemp's entry into the food, feed, and sustainable fuels markets. The power of hybrid crops has transformed agricultural production, addressing the needs of the expanding population and the needs of farmers for more vigorous and reliable genetics. “Beyond yield increases that come with hybrids, the benefits also include faster growth, seedling vigor, better stress responses, and disease resistance,” reports NWG Chief Technology Officer Rich Fletcher. In challenging conditions, hybrid varieties can become better established than open-pollinated or conventional genetics. Hybrids like AMPLIFY also allow for more flexibility with planting timing, which is highly valuable for unpredictable weather patterns. Field of NWG AMPLIFY, a non-GMO hybrid trait and genetic gender skew that doubles yields. In the US, acceptance of hemp in traditional rotations requires that the crop is economically competitive with established crops, including soy and corn. NWG’s AMPLIFY technology combines genetic traits, hybrid vigor, and entirely female populations to drive hemp grain to reach and even exceed this threshold. Whereas a typical hybrid yield increase in row crops ranges from 10-30%, AMPLIFY enables a 2x yield increase. This innovative combination [...]

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NWG Named Top Independent Seed Company

By |2023-07-13T08:43:57-06:00June 28th, 2023|Categories: news|

New West Genetics named a Top Independent Seed Company by AgriBusiness Review. The agriculture industry is facing many challenges due to climate change and a growing population. Hemp is a crop that offers superior sustainability advantages over traditional commercial crops, while possessing competitive protein, fiber, and oil profiles to serve the same markets. New West Genetics leverages a blend of expertise in traditional breeding techniques and modern genomics to create hybrids and varieties that offer uniformity, superior yields and ongoing adaptation to new regions. Our groundbreaking hybrid trait AMPLIFY™ provides yields competitive with soy, thus enabling competitive price points to serve the fiber, feed, fuel, and foods markets. Another key advantage of this trait is that it can be crossed with varieties across the globe, essentially doubling yields and improving vigor. AMPLIFY, with a commercial release next season, is just one example of our non-GMO cutting-edge traits to be released over the next few years. Breeding must be market-driven and customer responsive. In collaboration with clients, we create improved products based on data-driven processes. We are proud that these customer-centric and innovative methods have paved the way for a sound hemp industry, and a competitive rotational option for the agriculture industry. Full Article on AgriBusiness Review Top Seed Companies Seed Edition NWG Profile

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Dual-Purpose Hemp Crop Production

By |2023-06-14T13:12:56-06:00June 14th, 2023|Categories: blog|

NWG believes that this early in the hemp industry, you can not have a fiber industry without a grain industry, and vice versa. This is why we first created dual-purpose varieties. Depending on processor prices, these varieties can be grown for single purpose production, however when grown for both grain and fiber yields, the dual-crop approach allows hemp acres to compete economically with other large commodity crops. As farmers adopt hemp into their rotation, they find the highest profits are earned through dual-crop production. Utilizing good grain production varieties also lowers the cost of fiber seed production. Dual-crop hemp production is common in European production where they have successfully developed markets using well adapted dual-purpose genetics. Dual-cropping relies on genetics that raise crops tall enough to offer significant stalk yield while producing good grain yields. A great dual-purpose genetic is the NWG ABOUND family of genetics – bred and adapted in the US. Even a year ago , valorizing both stalk and grain was minimally feasible due to the lack of functioning, regional fiber processing infrastructure, but slowly and steadily regional constellations of fiber and grain processors are coming online across the US working with both grain and fiber. Numerous fiber specific processors have come online in the last year, mitigating the logistics costs associated with trucking massive hemp bales. A successful dual-purpose crop starts with good genetic selection and agronomic management. Existing on farm equipment for row cropping and alfalfa production can handle both of these processes. Fertility [...]

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HudsonAlpha and New West Genetics collaborate on USDA-NIFA grant

By |2023-06-14T13:19:37-06:00June 7th, 2023|Categories: news, press release|

Faculty Investigator Alex Harkess’ laboratory at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, and their collaborators New West Genetics, were recently awarded a three-year, $650,000 United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) grant that aims to unlock the full potential of industrial hemp, a versatile plant used for centuries as a source of industrial fiber, seed oil, food, and medicine. In our changing climate, there is a growing need for more adapted and sustainable crops. Industrial hemp is a promising candidate for sustainable fiber, protein, and oil because it has a deep, massive root structure that sequesters more carbon than typical row crops, requires lower inputs, and has greater drought and pest resistance. Hemp plants are also interesting from a biological standpoint because they have separate male and female sexes. Among the two, female hemp plants possess greater commercial value due to their higher biomass production and exclusive ability to yield seeds that are rich in beneficial lipids and proteins. As a result, hemp breeders strive to achieve a substantial proportion of female plants thriving in their cultivated areas. This emphasis on maximizing female hemp plants aligns with the broader objective of harnessing the crop's sustainable qualities to thrive in our changing climate. HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigator Alex Harkess, PhD, and his lab are experts at studying the genetic basis of sex in plants. Through this USDA-NIFA grant, Harkess and his lab will build several high-quality hemp genomes and use them to identify and analyze the hemp sex chromosome [...]

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