Hemp Guide - 2020 - 3

HEMP GENETICS
CONSIDER THE
RISKS
AND
REWARDS
WHEN
SELECTING
GENETICS
Here are some considerations to help you select the
right genetics for your growing operation.
BY TRAVIS HIGGINBOTHAM
T
his year - 2020 - is going
to be a defining year for
cannabinoid hemp production
in the United States. For some
states this will be the third year
farming hemp and for others, for
example Georgia, Texas and Florida,
they are hoping this will be their
first year.
Not only do we have states
who are slow to hand out permits,
which causes a slew of challenges
in itself within the crop production
supply chain this late in spring, but
we also have varying types of THC
compliance and time to harvest
regulation scenarios in each state.
These scenarios should dictate
genetic selection for the season.
The reason we still have states
differing in regulation, despite
the recently released Federal
Regulations, is due to the Federal
Regulations allowing states that
grew in 2019
to continue
under their Pilot
Program for one
additional year.
This permission
is fantastic for
farmers in these
states to continue
to grow as they
have been for one
or two years. These
farmers will continue
to grow cultivars,
which potentially can
bring a higher margin for one more
year while allowing time to decide
how to approach the new Federal
Regulations.
THC COMPLIANCE
There are multiple scenarios
regarding THC compliance and
harvesting windows, but let's walk
through four of them. For
example, your state may
have chosen to follow the
USDA's newest interim
rulings, which cause you
to stay in compliance at
or under 0.3% Total THC
while trying to not only
stay compliant but also
harvesting in a 15-day
test to harvest window.
Or you may have the
opportunity to go one
more year under your
state's pilot program
which enables you to surpass 0.3%
Total THC (in some cases) and only
stay in compliance at or under 0.3%
Delta 9 THC.
You may also be just lucky
enough to not only follow Delta 9
regulations but also take advantage
of a 30-day test to harvest window.
These regulations are flip-flopped
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