Have you ever wondered about the authenticity of your favorite strain?
Despite the fact that we only purchase our seeds from reputable suppliers, it is still a leap of blind faith that is taken once the grow kicks off...
As growers, propagators of a variety of fantastic marijuana strains and suppliers of clones to many of the well respected growers in the area, we have started doing some research on the strains that we are growing at the moment.
We were approached by a laboratory and decided that we would in collaboration with them have some rna/dna tests done on some all of the strains that we currently have in stock, this includes a variety of 11 F1 indoor strains and then also 8 outdoor F1 strains and a few of the outdoor F2 strains (it would be interesting to see what the mix is on these)
Not only will these tests give us a clear indication of strain authenticity, it will also determine disease resistance of the individual strains as well as give us a whole array of crucial information regarding each individual grow.
A lab representative came to our grow op, and helped us take leaf samples which store all of the plants genetic information, these were then carefully placed in sampling plates and documented, we were encouraged to use the younger leaves of the mother plants for this purpose.
Two sample sets from every leaf was taken, one for testing and one as a backup for future reference and referral.
This will be the first time we are extracting dna information from the plants leaf material, we have done it before on the roots of germinating seeds very successfully.
Long story short, we should have the results back in a few weeks and I look forward on sharing whatever info we receive back with you all.