If I don't plant all of my clones, can I sell them to an individual who wants to use them for mothers?
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What did you plant and what part of the state are you located?
Processor on the West Side of TN!
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If they are licensed yes but I suggest growing mothers from seed and keeping in a controlled environment. 
Hempster @IndustrialHempUSA
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If you intend to grow a mother from seed, do they have to be feminized seed? Also, if you are only growing a mother for on-farm clone use (looking at next year), are there intellectual rights to be concerned with? We are small scale and not looking to sell clones, just for our own farms to use. Thanks for any help!
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I haven’t figured out how to follow these questions... so I’m posting in hopes I can keep up with updates to these messages.

As I understand, you can cross your plant with a new male plant to create a new strain. Wall la, now it’s your intellectual property. 

As as far as keeping a mother from a seed/clone (not supposed to make a mother from a clone, clones won’t generate or root as well as the original clone or mother, gives bad yields and overall not as healthy). I would like to know about intellectual property from a seed or clone. 

Im considering generating a mother and cloning for my own garden. It just makes sense. Keep costs low. 
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Some things to consider:
-Most seed suppliers will tell you what they expect and if they offer "breeding rights".
-I recommend researching and researching some more before breeding it can be simple but phenotypic screening and desirable traits take some time to obtain.

Planting from clones.
-The down side of cloning multiple acres is that if your clones happen to be susceptible to a particular disease, you could lose your whole lot in one swoop. 
-For cloning you also need to consider space and timing. Infrastructure costs such as cloning machines, lights and a sanitary environment. 
-If purchasing clones you may want to inspect your clones thoroughly to ensure they are not infected with pests and that they are healthy. 
-Most farms both small and large at the moment are planting from clones for cannabinoid production. 

Planting from seed.
-Direct seeding is still a method being developed for this industry. To many this is what the future looks like. 
-Most people growing for cannabinoids are still popping seeds in transplant trays then transplanting in the field vs. directly planting in the field. There are many experimenting with direct seeding for cannabinoid production. On the other side most industrial varieties, dual or triple purpose varieties are being planted by direct seeding. For example cultivars being grown for seed, fiber and lower cannabinoid potency. 
-Most seed, even feminized seed is not stabilized enough in the various regions of America to be completely male/hermaprodite free. Hermaphroditism happens 1. bad genes 2. stress (disease, nutrient deficiency, bad weather, plant damage). I would expect at least a 25% male/hermaphrodite rate with most seed. Seed providers may claim that their seed is 100% feminized but the reality is, if the seed is new to the area those numbers cannot be applied. 
-Cross pollination is a risk that has not been fully explored scientifically. What we do know is that female plants in the vicinity of the male plant that become pollinated start focusing solely on seed production vs. cannabinoid production. It is suggested to keep males far away and work carefully with pollen. 

Information about sexing:
-Preflowering occurs right before the flowering phase between weeks 4 and 6 for most cannabis cultivars. Life cycles vary significantly between cultivars. 
-At pre-flowering you may be able to spot in the nodes either hair like structures (female) or sac like structures (male). If you can not spot them try a magnifying glass. At this point you want to separate your males from females. Most people just destroy the males some people grow them out in a closed off space or use them for pollinating females.
-For mother plants you will use a female that you have selected based on desirable traits that you have identified. 
-Hermaphroditism again can occur after weeks 4 and 6 due to 1. bad genes 2. stress (disease, nutrient deficiency, bad weather, plant damage)

Have fun!!
Hempster @IndustrialHempUSA
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I am new to growing Hemp. This is such good information. Thank you
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