Don’t miss Mojave Richmond speaking on the “Breeding Cannabis Varieties” keynote panel with Clade 9’s David Holmes, BioAgronomics Group’s Robert C. Clarke and writer/photographer/consultant Mel Frank at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at the Cannabis 2018 Cultivation Conference! The four breeding experts will share advice on the most important aspects of breeding new varieties, including breeding indoor vs. outdoor varieties, important traits to breed for and more. For more information, visit www.cannabiscultivationconference.com.
There are many factors to consider when breeding new cannabis varieties, from selecting which traits to breed for to the end-use of the product and whether to patent genetics. Here, Mojave Richmond, co-founder of cannabis consulting firm BioAgronomics Group Consultants and creator of the popular S.A.G.E. strain, discusses what he looks for when breeding cannabis varieties, how breeding techniques can change based on location, the necessity of patents and more.
Cannabis Business Times: What is the most important trait to breed for in cannabis?
Mojave Richmond: I would say the most important trait to breed for is the overall therapeutic efficacy in that it’s more important how