April 27, 2021 By Arcadia Biosciences
Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. announced that three of its GoodHemp varieties have earned approval from Health Canada for their consistency and compliance.
This approval is the final step to enable hemp seed sales in Canada and follows the recent certification of GoodHemp seed varieties by the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA).
GoodHemp seed varieties and genetics are distributed in Canada by Tritium 3H, Inc. (T3H), which specializes in hemp field testing, certified seed production, commercialization and distribution of industrial hemp varieties.
“The Health Canada approval demonstrates the stability and compliance of our cultivars,” said Arcadia CEO Matt Plavan. “We are happy to report we have already shipped the first GoodHemp seed order to Tritium 3H to bring our CBD-dominant, short-day varieties to Canada’s industrial hemp growers for the 2021 planting season.”
GoodHemp varieties approved by Health Canada include:
- Umpqua: CBD-dominant, early photoperiod variety for both the smokable and CBD extraction markets. Prized for its unique terpene profile.
- Rogue: CBD-dominant, high-yielding intermediate photoperiod variety for the CBD extraction markets. Brings exceptional yields under low planting densities.
- Santiam: CBD-dominant, early photoperiod variety with exceptional utility in northern latitudes for both the smokable and CBD extraction markets. Delivers step change yield potential.
“We’re pleased to partner with Arcadia in bringing these high CBD, early maturing feminized hybrids to Canada,” said Jayme Hunter, Tritium 3H CEO. “These GoodHemp varieties performed well in our 2020 field trials with excellent yield, uniformity and quality; they are hybrids with excellent performance potential in Canada’s hemp growing regions.”
A spokesperson for the company says the varieties are suitable for greenhouse production.
GoodHemp is Arcadia’s commercial portfolio of genetically superior hemp seeds, transplants and extracts introduced in 2019. Since then, Arcadia has been rapid-prototyping novel non-GM hemp varieties that target quality and performance characteristics to help growers overcome their greatest challenges. GoodHemp varieties have been field-tested extensively in regional and national trials by the T3H and Arcadia teams.
For more information about GoodHemp’s unique seed varieties, go to www.growgoodhemp.com.
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