Rely™ by New West Genetics Becomes First Hemp Variety Bred for the United States to Pass Colorado Department of Agriculture Hemp Trials
New West Genetics is proud to announce that its new variety Rely™ has passed the THC hemp trials managed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Rely™ is the first hemp seed bred for the US to pass a Department of Agriculture hemp trial in any state.
“This is a landmark victory for New West Genetics, as well as hemp production in the United States overall,” said Wendy Mosher, CEO for New West Genetics. “The use of regionally bred hemp seed for production is imperative for the US hemp industry to succeed, and we hope that the results for Rely™ act as a catalyst for other United States hemp product makers to recognize the benefit of regionally bred varieties – better yield, disease resistance, sustainability, etc. and demand those be used for their products.”
New West Genetics focuses on developing and improving cannabis genetics for the United States marketplace. Its initial focus is on creating hemp varieties adapted for various market traits as well as bred for largescale harvest. Its well-respected team of scientists utilize Next Generation sequencing to analyze the genetics of hemp with the intent to improve varieties with marker based selection, which in turn speeds up the breeding process. With these varieties, the company promotes hemp seed and flower as a healthy alternative to other similar ingredients – for instance, hemp seed is the only plant-based oilseed that has an exact match of Omega 3:Omega 6 ratio that fish oil has, making it a much more sustainable option.. All-natural nutrition company EvoHemp recently contracted New West Genetics to include its grain in their line of hemp seed products.
Rely™ is a novel variety that has been bred specifically for high yield grain production in the Western Region of the US. The seed was tested by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to ensure its compliance with federal law regarding the maximum THC level allowed for industrial hemp plants. Results determined by the Department of Ag that Rely™ has stable low THC, below .1% in all of their trial locations making it a reliable option for farmers and product makers. In the coming months, Rely™ will be entered into trials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to select and adapt for the Southeast United States region.
“It’s an exciting time for hemp in the United States,” Wendy Mosher commented. “New West Genetics is at the heart of a movement to reintroduce hemp as an integral part of American industry, and we look forward to unlocking the potential of this incredible plant.”
For more information about New West Genetics, please visit http://www.newwestgenetics.com.