(This is an abridged version of a story that seems in the Fall problem of Hemp Market Magazine.)
Hemp farmers across the United States call for a lot of varieties of the plant, such as these conceived to develop in distinct climates or with particular traits preferred by the finish prospects, amongst other people.
To meet these requires, plant breeders frequently are striving to produce hemp varieties with specific traits, such as illness resistance and new combinations of cannabinoids.
Those breeders commit years creating new varieties and enduring the tedious approach of hybridizing, increasing, trialing, choosing – and then undertaking it more than and more than.
Then, they need to attempt to safeguard the intellectual house they’ve produced, to ensure they are paid for these one of a kind genes, traits and varieties.
That aspect of the breeder’s job has gotten simpler.
Thanks to the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill, breeders now have a couple of alternatives and legal recourse to guard their genetics.
The hyperlinks beneath will inform hemp plant breeders about:
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