The Hemp Mine Licenses Cultivars to Adivina Nurseries
The Hemp Mine, LLC has licensed two of their hemp cultivars, Southern Cat Daddy & Janet’s G, to Adivina Nurseries for the 2020 season. This license will enable a partnership where Adivina and The Hemp Mine will conduct joint research and work together through joint distribution and marketing systems.
Adivina will be initiating and storing all of The Hemp Mine’s current commercial genetic offerings as tissue culture. They will also produce at minimum 50% of their in-house production from the licensed cultivars.
The partnership offers geographical market benefits as well. The Hemp Mine has a predominant impact in the South, South East, East Coast and North Eastern hemp markets in the US. Adivina Nurseries is located on the West Coast, with a focus on the South Western and West Coastal hemp market.
“Source material (the genetics) matters. What you plant will determine your yields and ultimately your cost/lb. You can never eliminate risk,” Hope Jones, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Adivina Nurseries. “But you can identify and mitigate risk. Seed borne diseases that when planted are now in the soil, which can affect future crop cycles for years. Old, diseased clones will also lead to devastating losses. Tissue culture is a way to clean-up and rejuvenate genetics. These ‘elite’ genetics are now free of disease and stresses caused by pests and other environmental stresses. If I were betting the farm on the 2020 season, I would plant elite stock, or clones & seed generated from elite stock.”
The Hemp Mine and Adivina Nurseries believe that the future of cannabinoid production will be heavily influenced by genetic stability, predictability and diversity, and specialty genetics that are free of pest and pathogens. Together they will be a formidable team at defining what the cannabinoid market has to offer from a breeding and young plant provider perspective moving into 2021.
The Hemp Mine has plans to license additional cultivars for the upcoming 2021 season.