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THC and CBD, because they produce significantly more cannabinoids than male plants. Feminized seed is desirable for CBD hemp production. Feminized seed is produced when female plants are pollinated using pollen from masculinized female plants ( Mohan

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prefer to use feminized seed or vegetatively propagated female clones for CBD production to eliminate the labor of removing male plants and the lost acreage from removed male plants. Hemp is wind-pollinated, and pollen can drift long distances ( Small

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production cycle. In an effort to eliminate male plants in production, growers can use feminized hemp seed, which contains only female embryos ( Soler et al., 2017 ). However, feminized hemp seed is currently difficult to source and prohibitively expensive

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ancestral species ( Shilikina, 1973 ) or an independent evolutionary path ( Kosenko, 1985 ). The name Punica is the feminized Roman name for Carthage, the ancient city in northern Tunisia from which the best pomegranates came to Italy. It was initially

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. GAs are now known to be essential in many diverse stages of plant growth and development, including germination, leaf expansion, flower induction and development, and fruit and seed growth ( Davies, 1995 ). GAs have also been shown to promote the

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inconsistent vegetative growth and flowering in the field or greenhouse. Feminization of seeds can be induced by hormone manipulation ( Mohan Ram and Sett 1982 ); however, there is still the possibility of growing a staminate plant inadvertently. As an

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