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Planting Sources (seeds, clones, transplants)

*This list is for your information and research purposes. Neither N.C. State Cooperative Extension service, the NC Industrial Hemp Commission, nor the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&Cs) endorse any of the seed sources.
REMINDER: You MUST notify the department of agriculture if anything on your application changes during your licensing period! This includes, but is not limited to:
– If you are growing varieties not originally listed on your application
– If you are growing new varieties, strains, or types of plants
– If you are importing any seed or clones at any time
– If you are growing at new GPS locations
– If you are growing in new field/s
– If you are using a new processor or a processor not listed on your application
– If you are getting your seed or clones from a new supplier
*Contact the NCDA for more information or with questions about changes.

Companies that may be able to certify your hemp as Organic:
1.) http://carolinaag.com/organic-certification-consultants/
2.) http://www.ics-intl.com/index.html
3.) http://www.qcsinfo.org/
Link to USDA Organic Certification Guidelines
NOP 2040 Hemp Instruction


Seed contacts – International

*In order to import seeds from outside the United States, you will need to fill-out a Dept. of Ag (NCDA&CS) form to get your seed import permit. Otherwise, your seed will be stopped at the US border and it will not be able to cross into the USA. Contact the NCDA to complete this form.
Hemp Genetics International (HGI) (Canada)
Parkland Industrial Hemp Growers (Canada)
Hemp-It (Europe)
*Page is in French. Try using “Google translate”*

Seed and Clones contacts – Domestic

If you are sourcing seed/clones from the United States, the following documentation MUST accompany the shipment:
1.) A photocopy of the license/permit/registration showing the seed or clones were obtained from a valid grower in that state
2.) A THC test showing that the parent plants tested at or under 0.3% THC
* You must also notify the Department of Agriculture (NCDA&CS) BEFORE bringing in new hemp seeds or clones into the State! IndustrialHempRequests@ncagr.gov
Please keep a copy of any documentation related to your seed import for at least 3 years.

Atalo Holding (Kentucky source)
Deibel Greenhouses (clones)
Crestwood, KY
Roundstone Seed
HempLogic USA (seed and clones)
Moses Lake, WA
Clone Oregon – Oregon

Seed and Clones contacts – North Carolina Based

Remember- it is your duty to ask for documentation of a valid NC hemp license and documentation that the seed or clones you are purchasing have a THC test of less than 0.3% and to update the NCDA with any new information related to your hemp growth.
To update the NCDA with changes to your license, please email: IndustrialHempRequests@ncagr.gov

Founder’s Hemp, Innovative AgriProducts
East Coast Genetics, LLC
Triangle Hemp
Matt Spitzer
R D Lee Farms, Inc. (Clones)
bl919@yahoo.com or leefarms@embarqmail.com
All Natural Things
Bio-Regen Cooperative
 Old Courthouse Nursery
Jeff Allegood
Flat River Hemp
Heritage Hemp Farms (clones)
Dunn, NC

Lists of names of Industrial Hemp Varieties:
Hemp Varieties from Kentucky (includes prohibited and varieties of concern based on THC levels)
Hemp Varieties From Canada ( includes varieties exempt from THC testing in Canada)

Examples of Seed-Certifying Agencies:
The Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Certified seed should have the following information on the label:
  1. The name or kind of seed present; (i.e. Hemp)
  2. The variety name
iii. A lot number
  1. Origin (State/country)
  2. Percentage by weight of all weed seeds.
  3. The name and rate of occurrence of all restricted noxious weed seeds. vii. Percentage by weight of inert matter
viii. Percentage of germination, exclusive of hard or dormant seed.
  1. Percentage of hard or dormant seeds, if present.
  2. The calendar month and year that the test was completed to determine germination percentages

Questions about the industrial hemp program?

Email: industrialhemp@NCSU.edu

*This list is for your information and research purposes. Neither N.C. State Cooperative Extension service, the NC Industrial Hemp Commission, nor the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&Cs) endorse any of the seed sources.

Written By

Photo of Keith Edmisten, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Keith EdmistenProfessor of Crop Science & Extension Cotton Specialist (919) 515-4069 keith_edmisten@ncsu.eduCrop and Soil Sciences - NC State University
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