The hemp industry needs a robust certification system that will give growers more confidence in their genetics purchases, according to a study from the University of Georgia’s Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG).
Genetics suppliers should also start using unique names for each of their hemp genetics products to help clarify options on the market, the researchers said in the report, “Genomic and Chemical Diversity of Commercially Available High-CBD Industrial Hemp Accessions.”
“Not only will this help clarify the market, it will also allow each company to capitalize on branding their own unique varieties,” doctoral graduate Matthew Johnson and Associate Professor Jason Wallace wrote in the report, which was published this month on Frontiers in Genetics.
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