The Hemp Mine LLC, a vertically integrated hemp company that focuses on producing hemp genetics and consumer hemp products, has recently announced a new partnership with Adivina Nurseries LLC.
The Hemp Mine has licensed two of its hemp cultivars--Southern Cat Daddy & Janet’s G--to Adivina Nurseries for the 2020 season with plans to license additional cultivars for the upcoming 2021 season. This license will enable Adivina and The Hemp Mine will conduct joint research and work together through joint distribution and marketing systems, according to a news release.
Adivina will be initiating and storing all of The Hemp Mine’s current commercial genetic offerings as tissue culture. They will also produce at minimum 50% of their in-house production from the licensed cultivars.
The partnership offers geographical market benefits as well, the news release says. The Hemp Mine, based in South Carolina, has a predominant presence in the South, Southeast, East Coast and Northeast hemp markets in the U.S. Meanwhile, Adivina Nurseries, based in Tempe, Arizona, is located on the West Coast with a focus on the Southwest and West Coast hemp markets.
“Time is our most precious and limited resource. Our ability to acknowledge that fact and use the time we have to create innovative and sustainable products that enable data driven solutions to the hemp market is just step one,” says Travis Higginbotham, the owner and vice president of sales and business development for The Hemp Mine, in a news release. “At The Hemp Mine, we pride ourselves in diligently seeking and choosing credible partners who not only share our perspectives but, in some cases, can compellingly challenge them. Together, The Hemp Mine and Adivina Nurseries will use our time to continue to streamline the definition
of quality hemp genetics.”
The companies say they believe the future of cannabinoid production will hinge on genetic stability, predictability and diversity and specialty genetics that are pest- and pathogen-resistant. According to the news release, both companies strive to make decisions based on science.
“Source material (the genetics) matters. What you plant will determine your yields and ultimately your cost per pound. You can never eliminate risk, but you can identify and mitigate risk. ... Tissue culture is a way to clean-up and rejuvenate genetics,” says Hope Jones, Ph.D., the founder and CEO of Adivina, in a news release. “These ‘elite’ genetics are now free of disease and stresses caused by pests and other environmental stresses. If I were betting the farm on the 2020 season, I would plant elite stock, or clones & seed generated from elite stock.”