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– Frequently Asked Questions –
Are your seeds feminized?
Yes. In addition, all of our seeds are non-GMO. Our feminization process follows a methodology that is widely used in the industry to achieve a 99+% feminization rate.
What are your germination rates?
Germination rates can vary among strains. Our goal is provide you with rates above 90%. We always include an additional 10% in each order to account for any variances that may arise. Be sure to maximize your total healthy plant count by following the germination / planting instructions accompanying our seeds.
Are your strains below the legal .3% THC limit?
Our strains have been selected to have a high CBD:THC ratio. However, most strains of hemp seed are capable of exceeding the federal limits on THC. For this reason, we recommend regular testing to ensure harvest prior to exceeding the federal threshold. Our Cooperative members are eligible for substantially discounted testing and offered a testing schedule that should maximize potency and ensure the THC limit is not exceeded.
It is important to note that in 2020 many states will retain a “delta9” THC standard, rather than at a “total” THC standard. What that means is that THCa (the acidic form of THC) is not counted in the testing results. Because THCa is often the most common of the two cannabinoids, farmers in these states will be allowed to legally grow and harvest hemp well above the .3% total THC limit. Keep in mind, however, that this does not mean you will be able to market that product. Many buyers, especially of flower, will remain subject to the stricter standard.
In 2021, under current USDA guidelines, all states will be subject to the .3% total THC standard. At Sulcanna, we are focused on developing strains that will offer farmers the best opportunities at maximizing their yield and potencies, while minimizing their odds of being tested “hot.”
How do I maximize my CBD yield?
There are a number of factors contributing to total cannabinoid yield. In addition to differences among strains, the major variables include your soil conditions, cultivation techniques, nutrient regime, drying method, and post-harvest handling. All things considered, a successful crop should yield between 10% – 18% depending on sampling methods and which parts and in what state of refinement the flower is being tested.
What is the difference between Seeds, Seedlings and Clones?
Purchasing seeds requires germinating and hardening in a greenhouse for 3-4 weeks. We do not recommend direct outdoor sow.
Seedlings are delivered with a tap root that can be immediately transplanted into the ground.
Clones are cut from a genetically select mother plant. However, clones do not have a tap root.
There are pros and cons for each and it is suggested that you do your research or consult with us before you make your purchase. Your access to equipment and space will be important in making this decision.
When should I plant my hemp?
We recommend farmers aim to have their plants in the ground around June 1st. Conditions often determine when plants actually get planted. We discourage early planting as this enhances the risk of crop failure due to poor weather conditions. We have planted in mid-July and achieved nice yields – you can expect the same.
How should I have my hemp tested for potency?
We operate our own HPLC (high pressure liquid chromatography), the equipment that certified labs use to produce reliably accurate testing results. We offer cannabinoid potency testing during the flowering period leading up to harvest. You will need to engage the services of an ISO-certified lab for final compliance testing and any pesticide or heavy metals testing you choose to perform.
Do you help farmers find markets?
Through our Hemp Cooperative we partner with farmers to turn flower and biomass into high quality finished products for the wholesale and retail markets. In addition, we will assist farmers by negotiating large transactions with bulk buyers of flower and biomass.
Do you have a minimum order?
Our minimum order for seed, seedlings, and clones is 1,000.
There is no minimum order quantity for farmers who participate in the Cooperative.
How much are your seeds?
$1 each for seeds for non-members of the Cooperative, up to 5000 seeds. Larger volume orders inquire via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Cooperative members receive discounted genetics based on co-op membership level.
What information do you need to place an order?
You are required to sign a material acquisition agreement, which can be done electronically under the Genetics tab. Once your order is placed, you will receive an electronic invoice with payment instructions. We accept bank transfers and cashier’s checks.
Do you ship seeds?
Yes, please inquire about shipping rates and insurance options. The Cultivator level does have free shipping to certain clients. Please see details of our cooperative agreement.