The Month In... Plant Science and Genetics
Need to catch up on the latest science for growers? Welcome to the January edition of our Cannabis sativa science highlights
Charlotte Barker | | Quick Read
Female cannabis plants can sometimes produce male flowers (known as “herming”), leading to pollination and drastically reduced yields. A new study reveals the genetic differences that predispose some plants to the phenomenon.
A new danger
Bad news for hemp farmers as Beet Curly Top Virus spreads to industrial hemp plants in Arizona (the first case in hemp was reported in Colorado in January 2020).
Chinese researchers have released a reference genome for wild cannabis.