THGA is Looking for a Few Good Partners!
Texas Hemp Growers Association (THGA) is looking for partners to help us grow. We are farmers who love the land we steward and want to be a part of the solution by providing you with a local source for food that also offers alternatives to single use plastics, building products, biocomposites, paper products, and so much more. As a consumer, we know you also want to be a part of this solution.
We can’t get going without your help. There is no time to waste. The need is now, but so is the solution.
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Texas seed trials are vital, and we need your help to keep it going.
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About Seed Trials
Seed trials are small plots that farmers set aside to grow and test new seed varieties. It costs about $250,000 to run a proper seed trial.
Before growing acres and acres of a new seed, farmers need to know how a plant will respond to their environment by answering questions such as:
- Will it grow? Some hemp varieties from northern latitudes would only grow a few inches in Texas.
- We need to know which varieties will grow the best in the South Plains.
- Will this variety give us the fiber in quality and quantity we need for end products? Each product requires specific amounts and specifications.
- What are the needs of this plant? Water, weed control, nutrients?
- What will hemp put back into the soil? Will it improve the yield of the crops that are grown the next year?
- Ten volunteer farmers will grow 30 acres of multiple varieties from China, Ukrainian, and Mediterranean countries.
- They will be paid up front per acre to guarantee they will not lose the income from those acres.
- Farmers will cover all growing costs.
- Each variety will be tested separately to discover its advantages and disadvantages.