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Benefits of NWG’s US-Bred Hemp Genetics

By |2023-11-08T10:23:00-06:00November 8th, 2023|Categories: blog|

Support the US Hemp Industry; Source US produced genetics.   New West Genetics develops US-adapted high-yielding certified hemp seed for various markets. Our varieties are bred for scaled production systems and possess traits that improve ROI for farmers and processors. As the hemp industry grows, processors and producers are looking for ways to improve yields and reduce the risk of crop failure. Investing in US-bred hemp genetics is one of the most effective ways to achieve these goals.   Adapted genetics offer several benefits, including improved germination, uniform emergence, early season vigor, high harvest index, and high yield potential. In addition to being selected and bred in the US, New West Genetics produces Certified seed that meets AOSCA’s standards for purity and germination. In addition to our internal seed production, NWG works with experienced US seed producers to maintain high-quality seed lots. Seed is always thoroughly cleaned, conditioned, and third-party tested to verify seed lots meet quality standards. High germination is especially important for processors and producers looking to maximize their yields and improve ROI.   Producers that source and plant US-bred hemp genetics also benefit from early-season establishment and vigor. NWG selects for hail, pest, disease resistance, and other adverse environmental conditions. We also have selected for early canopy establishment to help out-compete the weeds. This can be especially important for processors and producers susceptible to early season environmental pressure - NWG is dedicated to seeing every crop off to a strong start to reduce customer risk.   These [...]

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Agronomic Success

By |2023-10-27T11:29:15-06:00October 27th, 2023|Categories: blog|

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 [...]

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Harvest Season Insights

By |2023-10-19T15:37:54-06:00October 5th, 2023|Categories: blog|

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.

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Best Pricing of the Season

By |2023-10-19T15:44:21-06:00September 13th, 2023|Categories: blog|

NWG offers its best pricing in the form of early season discounts for qualified orders*. Monthly discounts start in September. This is your opportunity to get premium, US bred, certified seed for a fraction of the price. Available varieties in the ABOUND multi-purpose family include NWG 2463, NWG 4113, and NWG 2730. Agronomy support included with qualifying orders of NWG’s US bred, certified seed. For Seed Sales contact info@newwestgenetics.com or 800-970-1615 Success starts at the seed. *Qualified orders are 40 acres or more

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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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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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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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NWG Awarded Grant from OEDIT’s Advanced Industries Accelerator Program

By |2023-06-14T13:24:03-06:00May 23rd, 2023|Categories: blog, news|

New West Genetics has been awarded a grant as part of the Advanced Industries Accelerator Programs! We are honored to be among the Colorado startups and researchers selected to receive this award for our groundbreaking work. New West is committed to addressing the challenges facing agriculture through hemp. The grant award, administered by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), underscores our commitment to pushing the boundaries of scientific innovation. Specifically, this grant will play a pivotal role in propelling our commercialization efforts for AMPLIFY™ to new heights. Our newest genetic technology, AMPLIFY, a genetic hybrid and gender skew trait is being produced on Colorado soil this season in preparation for commercial launch. The hybrid vigor and gender skew doubles grain and flower yield, as well as greatly increases the uniformity of stalks in the field. This dramatic yield increase and uniformity allows hemp grain to compete with the likes of soy and cotton, opening the door to adoption for food, feed, fiber, and sustainable fuels markets. AMPLIFY will revolutionize the hemp industry. We are grateful for the opportunity to further our mission. We would like to express our gratitude to the state of Colorado, our Governor for his focus on innovation through the private sector, and the Advanced Industries Accelerator Programs of OEDIT for their trust in our team and our work. Moreover, we would like to extend our appreciation to all of our NWG team members whose dedication and hard work made this achievement possible. Their [...]

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Pre-emergent Herbicide Labeled for Hemp

By |2023-05-13T01:25:35-06:00May 3rd, 2023|Categories: blog, news|

Pre-emergent Herbicide Labeled for Hemp The New West Genetics Agronomy team advises that hemp now has a labeled pre-emergent herbicide available. Hemp producers can benefit from soil-applied residual weed control, providing a head start for the hemp crop to reach canopy and suppress weeds. “This effort included extensive trial work with private cooperators and universities and IR-4’s work in Hemp, Stevia, and crop group expansion. This registration also marks the first U.S. tolerance of a herbicide for use in hemp.”

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April Newsletter 2023

By |2023-04-28T02:01:23-06:00April 15th, 2023|Categories: blog|

Planting Season Support NWG is invested in building the US hemp industry, and ensuring a future with knowledgeable, experienced, and successful hemp farmers. Our agronomic support package is designed to educate and empower farmers to maximize hemp yields and optimize hemp in their crop rotation. Our agronomy team is sitting down with producers discussing soil tests, field selection & preparation, grain drill settings, fertility requirements and optimal planting conditions to target. Getting hemp planted and establishing a stand can be a challenge, but with good agronomic management you can achieve great emergence and set your field up for successful yields. NWG Agronomic Excellence Program Our premium, US bred seed is backed by 9 years of breeding AND agronomic support from experienced agronomists to maximize your production success. Processors and producers alike appreciate peace of mind having a team at their side. We support you through learning a new crop and achieving grain and fiber yields to meet specifications. Find out more about our agronomic support package and get connected with an NWG agronomist today. NWG Agronomy Package

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