A well-bred hemp hybrid will demonstrate higher tolerance to biotic (e.g. pests, diseases, etc.) and abiotic stresses (e.g. drought, heat, etc.) in addition to higher nutrient-use efficiency, which translates to overall higher yields and yield stability. It also improves the sustainability of production through a reduction in the use of pesticides and other inputs. Developing successful hybrid hemp genetics requires the development and selection of genetically distinct parents for hybridization to ensure the desired traits are inherited by the offspring. In the NWG breeding program, we focus on selecting parent traits with good agronomic traits for ease of production and market traits to provide ease and value to processors.


NWG AMPLIFY® hybrid hemp genetics have been, and continue to be, evaluated in university and industry partner variety trials to assess regional performance and adaptability to different growing conditions and optimize cultivation techniques. NWG AMPLIFY hybrids are commercial in 2024 with select strategic partners.