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This high price has attracted scammers to the industry who prey on farmers, selling unfeminized hemp seed (often totally unsuitable for CBD production) to unwary farmers at feminized seed pricing. For this reason, you should always insist on seeing test results when buying seed and only buy from trusted vendors. When we sow seed for customers, we always do a germination test on the seed stock for our farmers.
While seed breeders, brokers and farmers often get excited about their CBD content, boasting levels of 20% or even more, the most important numbers for CBD hemp farmers to look at and understand is the CBD:THC ratio. While high CBD is attractive the CBD content and the overall value of the crop is generally limited by THC regulations. In most states, THC levels must not exceed 0.3%. In some states and regions, this can be as low as 0.2% or as high as 1%.
Hemp seed breeders are all new to the game. The experienced agricultural seed suppliers have not entered the market yet because they do not have confidence in seed stock at this time. Most agricultural seeds have been perfected over the past three decades, Hemp seed breeding is just getting started and is still very risky.
But the devil is in the details. While most state and federal regulators and law enforcement will test for Total THC (THC + THCA) most seed merchants ignore THCA and will often claim their seeds have high CBD levels with <0.3% THC or even 0% THC. While it’s exciting to grow 20% CBD hemp flowers, if the THC content exceeds 0.3% your crop may be required to be destroyed.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_3" _builder_version="4.4.3"][et_pb_image src="https://tagawagreenhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/plant_img.png" align="center" _builder_version="4.4.3"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="4.4.3"][et_pb_row _builder_version="4.4.3"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="4.4.3"][et_pb_accordion _builder_version="4.4.3"][et_pb_accordion_item title="New Question" open="on" _builder_version="4.4.3"]Best Question[/et_pb_accordion_item][/et_pb_accordion][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]