The development of new hemp varieties selected for regional performance that support innovative, premium, hemp-derived products like Miraflora’s is fundamental to FRB’s product development program. The field trial site is located at Miraflora’s 160-acre, organic farm in Colorado where varieties of hemp bred by FRB from both Native American and European lineages will be test-grown. Water, weather and nutrient flow will be carefully monitored utilizing daily tracking, and rigorous evaluation of plant growth and health will be done using drone flights and mapping technology. After the plants are harvested, Miraflora’s R&D team will work with FRB to assess the extraction results for each plant.
“With the close proximity of the farm, its access to clean mountain water, ample space for our field trial site, and Miraflora’s commitment to developing premium, cannabinoid-rich hemp products, this partnership is a great opportunity to showcase how good farming practices and genetics are differentiators in the hemp market place” said Dr. Jonathan Vaught, Co-Founder and CEO of Front Range Biosciences. “As a relatively new crop, it is important to examine how different growing regions such as the Colorado Front Range of the Rockies effect minor cannabinoid and terpene production. Partnering with Miraflora means we not only get to study plant growth, but we’re also able to better understand how the genetics impact the overall quality of Miraflora products.”