UNISEEDS BREEDING PROGRAM
Developing new varieties with key characteristics is a long term investment that entails years of work and research. Supporting the work of plant breeders and researchers to develop varieties allows for improved crops that are more successful in terms of yield, purity and sales. Only hemp grown from Certified Seed ensures that those key traits are maintained in the end product.
It’s important to protect intellectual property rights (IPR) in crop technology – just like patents protect the design of your combine. By respecting intellectual property rights, you get new varieties that:
- Increase resistance to stress conditions
- Improve agronomic performance
- Meet industrial needs
- Provide value-added products
- Improve competitiveness
Here at UniSeeds, we strive to develop top yielding monoecious varieties that have excellent plant uniformity and disease resistance.
Historically Industrial hemp is dioecious, this means that there are both male and female plants in the field. At UniSeeds we breed monoecious varieties, meaning that both the male and female flowers are found on the same plant. In Eastern Canada monoecious varieties are typically higher yielding and these varieties are generally easier to harvest.
Shining with 80 times the luminosity of the sun.
Anka is a proven performer, year in, year out.
- Low maintenance
- Excellent straw potential
- Height 160-180 cm
Brightest star in the constellation of Aquila.
Altair is excellent if you want to capture both grain and fiber yields.
- Large seed size
- Shorter season than Anka
- Height 140-160 cm
Arguably the next most important star in the sky after the sun.
Vega, is our newest hemp cultivar with excellent grain yields.
- Highly uniform
- Height 130-150 cm
- Very low male count