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Chris Smart, Larry Smart, Jamie Crawford, Rebecca Wilk, Ali Cala, George Stack, Don Viands, and Joss Rose
Production of cannabinoids
Cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming very popular as a supplement for the relief of seizures, pain, and anxiety. It is made in trichomes of female flowers as a biochemical alternative to THC.
Locations and production methods
We are testing cultivars in two small plot trials on Cornell research farms in Geneva and Ithaca and also a subset of 7 cultivars in a greenhouse. Plants were established from seed in 4” pots on June 7, then were transplanted to raised beds with plastic mulch and drip irrigation on July 6 (Ithaca) and July 9 (Geneva). Males are being actively removed as they flower.
Flowering time and plant architecture
Some lines have autoflowered – they are daylength insensitive. Others started flowering in early August, while ‘Otto II’ has still not flowered. We are assessing height vs. branching as a measure of plant architecture.
Harvest yield and quality assessment
We will harvest whole plants and air dry them in a greenhouse. Cannabinoids will be analyzed from flower buds and from whole plants for each plant to determine regulatory levels and whole plant yields, and compare field with greenhouse production for a subset of cultivars.
Cultivars/lines in our 2018 trials
|UltraRich CBD#1||Ultra Rich CBD, Las Vegas, NV||Hector Abrica|
|UltraRich CBD#2||Ultra Rich CBD, Las Vegas, NV||Hector Abrica|
|UltraRich CBD#3||Ultra Rich CBD, Las Vegas, NV||Hector Abrica|
|UltraRich CBD#4||Ultra Rich CBD, Las Vegas, NV||Hector Abrica|
|UltraRich CBD#5||Ultra Rich CBD, Las Vegas, NV||Hector Abrica|
|UltraRich CBD#6||Ultra Rich CBD, Las Vegas, NV||Hector Abrica|
|UltraRich CBD#7||Ultra Rich CBD, Las Vegas, NV||Hector Abrica|
|AC/DC||Winterfox Farms, Eagle Point, OR||Edgar Winters|
|Otto II||Winterfox Farms, Eagle Point, OR||Edgar Winters|
|Wild Horse||Winterfox Farms, Eagle Point, OR||Edgar Winters|
|A2-R4||Winterfox Farms, Eagle Point, OR||Edgar Winters|
|RNF||JDMI Limited, Talent, OR||Eric Cerecedes|
|Cherry||JDMI Limited, Talent, OR||Eric Cerecedes|
|Futura 75||AssoCanapa via Schiavi Seeds||FNPC, LeMans, France|
|Felina 32||AssoCanapa via Schiavi Seeds||FNPC, LeMans, France|
Additional cultivars/lines being grown in NYS in 2018
|Boax||Centennial Seeds, CO|
|Cascade, Suver Haze, Hawaiian Haze, Lifter, Electra, Special Sauce, Sour Space Candy, Pine Berry||Oregon CBD, OR|
|Oregon Bush, Cascade OG, #5, T-1||Not disclosed|
|Cherry Wine, Cherry Blossom, Trump||Not disclosed|
|Double Cherries, Magic Bullet, AC/DC x Otto II||Not disclosed|