I recently got in touch with a old buddy, he’s a director for a cannabis cultivation club in Barcelona now after winning a cup in NorCal in 2013. He over sees 1200 lights, has been collecting seeds for the last 17 years and breeding since the mid 2000s. He recently put me onto some knowledge of Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd). I’m going to include a link as well as his text about the matter. I know this will ruffle some feathers but with today’s overbred cannabis this is something to be concerned about when “chucking”. Now I’m no breeder myself, but when I do create seeds I do put them thru the ringer with stress tests to see if they will stand the test of time. Atleast 3 runs and one reveg is my method to see if my crosses are stable. Here’s what my buddy had to say let me know your thoughts good or bad!
Growers have long speculated the reason for “duds” seen across clonal varieties of cannabis. A first discovery of Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) in cannabis has finally offered some answers to this costly and confounding problem.