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Front Range Biosciences Reaches Licensing Agreement with Centennial Seeds to Lead Production of New Hemp Varieties

LAFAYETTE, Colo., Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Front Range Biosciences® (“FRB”), an agricultural technology company focused on breeding and nursery production of new plant varieties and seeds for the hemp and coffee industries, announced today its licensing agreement with Centennial Seeds™ to develop and bring new hemp varieties to market. They have already begun the evaluation and trialing process to ensure viable results. New product offerings will be available this season as both vegetative and seed varieties.

Colorado-based Centennial Seeds is a leading hemp breeder and seed provider to the hemp industry with several well-known and popular hemp varieties in the market, such as BaOx™ and Otto II™. This partnership will open the door for collaborative breeding projects, and bring new varieties to the market more quickly, to support this rapidly expanding global industry.

“Front Range Biosciences is excited to partner with a respected seed company like Centennial Seeds that has a strong reputation among hemp farmers,” said Dr. Jonathan Vaught, Co-founder and CEO of Front Range Biosciences. “Centennial Seeds brings additional knowledge and talent to the FRB network of breeders, suppliers, and distributors serving hemp farmers. We look forward to increasing our product offerings to the hemp market with this alliance and maintaining our commitment to providing the highest quality young plants and seeds available to hemp growers around the world.”

“Centennial Seeds has a long-standing commitment to developing the most cutting-edge hemp varieties and our team is proud to align with a company that has a respected reputation for bringing quality products to market,” said Ben Holmes, Owner of Centennial Seeds. “Front Range Biosciences has achieved scale and developed a strong commercialization strategy for new hemp varieties. We are eager to work together with FRB to continue supporting hemp growers and raising the bar for the hemp industry.”

About Front Range Biosciences
Front Range Biosciences is an agricultural biotech company that specializes in tissue culture propagation and breeding of high-value crops at industrial scale to improve consistency and efficiency for clone and seed production. FRB developed the first Clean Stock® program for cannabis and hemp and has an advanced breeding program for identifying and improving commercially relevant traits. FRB has global reach through facilities in Colorado, California, and Wisconsin, and a partnership with the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Barcelona, Spain. FRB’s Clean Stock program provides a consistent supply of disease and pathogen-free plants to farmers and data-driven breeding solutions for creating new varieties of hemp, coffee, and young plants and seeds. FRB is located in Lafayette, Colorado.

About Centennial Seeds
With research facilities in Lafayette and El Paso County Colorado, Centennial Seeds started developing specialized seeds back in 2009. The company grew one of the first hemp fiber crops in Boulder County back in 2013 and continues to take extreme measures to produce high quality plants. Centennial Seeds has represented the seed and genetics industry on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Advisory Committee since 2014.

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New BaOx Seed Now Available for 2020

***UPDATE 01/30/2020*** I have about 7 kg still available for the 2020 planting season. Call me at 720-961-0525. -Ben

I have a very limited amount of 2019 harvest BaOx high-CBD hemp seed for sale now. The BaOx hybrid from Centennial Seeds has been shown to be reliable and highly-productive throughout the United States, both in university field trials and in production.

If you plan to grow our seed in 2020, contact me for availability and pricing. Hemp Seed Research and Development Home Contact Front Range Biosciences Reaches Licensing Agreement with Centennial Seeds to Lead Production of New Hemp

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CSD Centennial Seeds

Seed, Supply and Lab Services

1216 Commerce Ct. Number 7

Lafayette, CO 80026

M-F 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday by appointment

p 720-961-0525

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Hello i am currently growing 3 of your happa haze plants from seed out here in the springs and they are turning out beautifully. The smell of them makes my mouth water and they are still in veg cycly. one is a verry fast grower and about a foot tall and the others are about 8 inches. i just wanted to thank you for creating this strain and i was wondering if you could give me any advice on it. i can also send you pictures of the babies if you would like.

Transplant them into the biggest pots you can fit in your garden, keep your soil pH in range and give them lots of love and light. Any problems just ask. -Ben

PS — I’d love to see photos. You can email them to [email protected]

Where can I find more of these seeds?

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Thank you for the kind words and for your love and support ?

It would be a pleasure to meet you. -Ben

How do I buy stock in your company…..there are opportunities here. Thank You.

I live here right in the great State of Colorado…….and have always grown in fear of the law. I did this because this was the only medicine that helped my grandma when she had cancer and still helps my auntie with fibromyalgia. I admit i have a couple cousins that just do it for recreation but that’s their choice. I guess I don’t have have to do it in fear anymore but now that amendment 64 took affect I was trying to find where I can get seeds in Colorado without the friend of a friend of a friend transaction I was used to. I stumbled on your website with google search for seeds in colorado. Please, let me know whats your process to help others. If need be Im more than willing to send pics and descriptions of my grow.

Thanks a bunch 21+ Colorado responsible adult

hello. I am looking to purchase some quality seeds and see that you appear to have great quality. now I am needing to know the proper process to acquire these. any info you have will be appreciated.

I am very interesting in seed purchases. Your reseach is impressive, very impressive.
I had to locate your site through a google search, yahoo was no help.
I have some experience and have also run across a few developements/techniques over the last 30 years, as a hobby grower.

It is so enlightening to see what is going on in Colorado, and people like you peole are going to make it happen!
Hope to hear back. I am sure you getting lots of inquiries!

Thanks again for taking the time to speak with me today. I’ve since had the chance to check out your journals. Thanks for the great pics and tips! My wife and I are really looking forward to trying some different plants in our garden. Thanks for taking the lead in Colorado!

Hi there,
I recently picked up 4 varieties from Centennial Seeds. Dakini Kush, Waipi’o Hapa, Roughneck, and Chronic x Hash. I am Also growing some other varieties from previous grows including Bubble Gum, Blue Berry, Upstate, Big Bud, and some unknown sativas. I had 100% germination on all varieties with no duds. The growth of all 4 of the centennial seeds varieties has surpassed all others with some competition from upstate. I thought I would give my experience with these 4 varieties through there first month and a half of life. DAKINI KUSH: Short broad leafed plant with high node to internode ratios. All three appear to be indica dominate and has responded well to topping with minimal internode stretching. Cloned well. ROUGHNECK: the shortest of all varieties but has plenty of growth with the highest node/internode ratios. Responded the best to topping at 3 weeks with lower growth reaching the canopy within a week. All 4 roughnecks appear to be indica dominate with the largest of the 4 being the only male. I was able to clone all 4 cuttings but contained the least amount of roots compared to all other strains. WAIPI’O HAPA: The largest of all plants in shear mass. Has the largest leaves with the sun leaves having an approximate 8″ diameter. The plant had the fastest and most roots from cloning that I have experienced with the entire stem below the plug becoming root sites, estimating 40 or so. This plant looks like it could be a beast outdoors, just don’t start too early or it could take over the garden. CHRONIC HASH: This is the tallest of all varieties with exception to the sativa dominate randoms that I have. Leaf size is large with low node/internode ratio with lower branches stemming strait out to the sides. The lower nodes on each branch are slow to develop giving this plant a very open appearance. This plant had the most notable stretching from topping at three weeks. Not recommended if you want a low profile bush. This plant cloned well.

Overall these strains from Centennial Seeds are vigorous growers that should make for a formidable crop at 8 Weeks Veg. Hemp Seed Research and Development Home Contact Contact CSD Centennial Seeds Seed, Supply and Lab Services 1216 Commerce Ct. Number 7