FAIR PLAY, South Carolina / April 15, 2020 / – The Hemp Mine, LLC, a vertically integrated hemp company that focuses on breeding and producing quality hemp genetics along with consumer hemp products is announcing today its partnership with Adivina Nurseries.
“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. 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.”
– Travis Higginbotham, Owner & VP – Sales, BizDev.
“Source material (the genetics) matters. What you plant will determine your yields and ultimately your cost/lb. You can never eliminate risk. But you can identify and mitigate risk. Seed borne diseases that when planted are now in the soil, which can affect future crop cycles for years. Old, diseased clones will also lead to devastating losses. Tissue culture is a way to clean-up and rejuvenate genetics. 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.”
--Hope Jones, PhD, Founder and CEO – Adivina Nurseries, LLC
The Hemp Mine, LLC has licensed two of their hemp cultivars (Southern Cat Daddy & Janet’s G) to Adivina Nurseries for the 2020 season planning to license additional cultivars for the upcoming 2021 season. This license will enable a partnership where Adivina and The Hemp Mine will conduct joint research and work together through joint distribution and marketing systems. 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 Hemp Mine has a predominant impact in the South, South East, East Coast and North Eastern hemp markets in the US. Adivina Nurseries is located on the West Coast with a focus on the South Western and West Coastal hemp market.
Together The Hemp Mine and Adivina Nurseries believe that the future of cannabinoid production will be heavily influenced by genetic stability, predictability and diversity, specialty genetics that are free of pest and pathogens. Both companies have a passion for proving the science behind every decision made. Together they will be a formidable team at defining what the cannabinoid market has to offer from a breeding and young plant provider perspective moving into 2021.
About The Hemp Mine, LLC
The Hemp Mine is a vertically integrated family owned and operated hemp company headquartered in South Carolina. The Hemp Mine manages 60 acres of field production, a critical CO2 extraction and THC remediation facility and a head office combined with a 10,000 ft2 manufacturing facility. Not only does The Hemp Mine plant, cultivate, harvest, dry, extract and manufacture hemp products with sales in over 2,000 retail stores and online but they also have nationwide genetic distribution. The Hemp Mine breeds and regionally trials indoors and outdoor at scale in order to offer validated hemp genetics to the hemp market. The genetics offered are clones in the form of stage III tissue culture, unrooted cuttings and rooted cuttings (liners). These are made available to the hemp market through 6 greenhouse production partners across the country. The Hemp Mine comes with decades of commercial horticultural expertise and prides themselves on delivering a science based and data driven perspective to the hemp industry. This industry is composed of multiple different micro-markets throughout the supply chain which are all in dire need of product quality validation, streamlined SOPs (standard operating procedures) and a clear and accurate understanding throughout. The Hemp Mine is constantly challenging the industry status quo from a breeder, farmer and consumer perspective.
About Adivina Nurseries
The Adivina Team of Tempe, AZ is made up of plant scientists and experienced horticultural and micropropagation professionals working to produce highly reliable, reasonably priced, pathogen and virus/viroid free elite hemp stock and clones that reduce farmer risk, and maximize profitability. But we don’t stop there. Our support team including Dr. Hope Jones and Dr. Chris Pagliarulo and in-house testing lab works with clients to ensure that nutrition, IPM, cultivation, etc. are properly dialed in and that harvests are timed to ensure compliance AND maximum production of desired cannabinoids. The industrial hemp industry is quite young. Challenges are numerous. Failure is common, and farmers face the greatest risks. The quality of starting material is the main determinant of downstream profit / loss. Adivina is a family owned business that is committed to producing sustainable hemp. Our clones are routinely screened for pathogens and disease and are produced from meristem cultures to ensure superiority of cultivars.