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Unfortunately, there are not a lot of certified organic hemp strains at the moment worldw >strain of industrial hemp.

Buying Hemp Seeds for Growing Purposes

Buying seeds to grow industrial hemp is quite complex, especially here in Australia. Things become even more complex when you are a farmer that is trying to become certified organic.

In terms of seeds there are a couple of things to consider:

  • the strain (fibre, seeds, hurd or a combination)
  • possible genetic modification
  • the seller’s reputation
  • the import rules

The Strain

It is worth really looking into the type of industrial hemp that matches your business plan as a hemp grower. If you are looking online,‘seed bank’ is a search term that will produce some results. There are strains that produce more seeds than others, which is great if you are growing for food purposes You will also find strains that exceed the average length, which is great if you want to use long outs >are released that excel in multiple and sometimes even all areas.

The companies that sell hemp seeds usually also talk about the climate conditions that their hemp strains will perform best in. Definitely something to look into, because it could play a huge role in how well your hemp farm performs.

The most untouched variety of industrial hemp, as far as I have figured out, is monoecious. This means that it only has one sex, either female or male. What you will come across more and more are dioecious strains, which are hemp strains that are both female and male. These strains will be able to fertilise as well as carry seeds.

Genetic Modification

For me, this is a touchy subject. I am very much against companies like Monsanto creating their modified crops that sustain the depletion of the soil and create bad situations for farmers. I have been asking myself, is all the modification that is going on in this sector just tweaking to certain advantages, or full-blown genetic modification?

In other words, are they creating little and big tomatoes, or are they creating Monsanto crops?

This question has not been answered clearly, even when contacting certifying bodies for organic farming here in Australia, they could not give me a clear answer. One person even let slip that they had just had a very similar discussion and had not yet reached consensus.

The Finola hemp strain seems to come with a set of rules that almost make it look like a patented plant – which would suggest genetic modification, because a genetic modification would be the requirement to create a patent for a plant. Finola is one of those varieties that does well in many different areas and climates. In my mind tweaking is fine, after all, we eat different types of cucumbers, apples, tomatoes etc., but I think we should stay clear of genetic modification.

The Seller’s Reputation

This is something that the Government is keen on, and it has everything to do with the level of THC that’s allowed here in Australia. When you look into starting a farm, you will see that other countries allow for slightly different THC levels in their industrial hemp crop. It is of paramount importance that you select the right strain – especially with Australia’s strict regulations regarding industrial hemp. The Government wants a seller, also if you get your seeds from other parts of the world, to be licensed in their country of origin.

If you are in the process of becoming a certified organic farmer and you can’t get your hands on certified organic growing seeds, don’t worry. If you can prove, by receiving statements of three certified sellers, that the certified organic seeds that you want are not available in the quantity and/or quality you need, the certifying bodies will accept this. These statements, together with a statement of the seller saying that the seeds are not genetically modified and are grown without herbicides and pesticides, will allow you to grow industrial hemp, without it interfering with your farm’s conversion to certified organic.

Unfortunately, there are not a lot of certified organic hemp strains at the moment worldw >strain of industrial hemp.

Import Rules

The Department’s Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON) details all the exact rules and regulations on their website. —link—-

Long story short, if you are considering importing genetically modified hemp, you need an import permit. If this is not the case, you will still need to check if your seeds need a phytosanitary certificate, which is all about the potential impact on native flora.

The seller you end up buying your seeds from needs to be able to comply with Australian packaging regulations. This means that they are responsible for making sure there is no soil, animal material insects, diseases or other things apart from the seeds in the package. There are criteria for correct labelling as well and every package will be tested and inspected, for which you will pay the bill.

Personally, I found the collection of different industrial hemp strains in Australia quite limited and the strict import rules are not making it easy on you. I would recommend talking to Australian farmers that are growing industrial hemp for the same outcome in the same climate that you are considering , and ask them if they will sell their seeds to you.

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From Seed to CBD.

We are a Colorado company, and we grow Organic Hemp. We offer everything you need from Seed to CBD, and all things in between. We sell Organically grown Hemp genetics, in seed and clone form, that have been cultivated with care. Whether you’re looking for genetics for your large scale farming project, or your boutique indoor grow, we have a strain to meet your needs. Each of our strains has been purposefully chosen based on the unique characteristics it has to offer, and will provide an array of Hemp derivatives. Our Terpene and Cannabinoid-rich Hemp strains are available to you, backed by years of cultivation and experience you can trust. We can help you plant the seeds of a bountiful and successful harvest.