Cultivation

by   |   4 days ago

Cloning Agricultural Hemp with Carell

This month on Ask A Hempster, Carell heads to a Boulder Colorado hemp farm to visit with Andrew Purnell, Master Grower.  Andrew explains the difficulty of growing from seed in the field and provides an overview of the preferred cloning method.

by   |   4 days ago

On-Demand Webcast: Cannabis Micropropagation

Want to learn more about cannabis micropropagation?

by   |   June 20, 2018

The Future of Profiling Cannabis

In this interview, Matt Sampson describes how the market trend is shifting towards refinement and more nuanced cannabinoid and terpene profiles.

by   |   June 15, 2018

How to Grow Cannabis Post Legalization

Understanding the basics when considering your own home grow

by   |   June 05, 2018

Mastering VPD Control for Plentiful Harvests

Why should cannabis growers concern themselves with vapor pressure deficit (VPD) in their grow operation? It is an interesting approach, and while it is definitely an advanced environmental measurement technique, it's worth exploring for indoor grow rooms.

by   |   May 23, 2018

Emerging Hemp Technologies & Machinery

Large-scale Hemp production technology and equipment begin with processing and decortication.

by   |   May 21, 2018

Enhancing Cannabis Grows: CO2 Foliar Spray

In a recent press release, CO2 Gro Inc., formerly Blue Ocean Nutrasciences, announced it is moving closer to gaining approval for use of its patented CO2 Foliar Spray by Canadian Licensed Producers (LP) of cannabis. The recent decision by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory agency declares the product does not meet the definition of a pesticide according to the Pest Control Products Act.

by   |   May 10, 2018

Smart Grow Apps

Long gone are the days of cannabis farmers scribbling eligible notes on stained notepads in the grow room, today there is a growing marketplace of community-driven, expert-developed grow applications for mobile devices. Now, thanks to recent advancements in cloud-based technology, and our growing obsession with mobile technologies, a cultivator can see everything they need to know about their crop all in one place.

by   |   April 22, 2018

Cannabis Tissue Culture 101

Tissue culture cultivation represents a transformative approach to propagation in the cannabis industry. The science of tissue culture (TC) was commercialized roughly four decades ago and is widely used across agricultural sectors. Until recently, the technology had not been adopted by the marijuana industry, perhaps due to a lack of knowledge sharing between industries or the long history legal barriers. Today, the popularity of TC in the cannabis sector is a far different story.

by   |   April 20, 2018

A Greener Green Part 3: CO2 Emissions

With the massive energy consumption of the cannabis industry comes the eminent emission of CO2. This output is posing a challenge for states with goals to reduce their greenhouse emissions and create sustainable cannabis programs.

by   |   April 17, 2018

Leveraging IPM to Create the World’s Safest Horticulture Products

Among the many misconceptions the general public has regarding the Cannabis industry, few could be more inaccurate than the fear of contamination by pesticides and other dangerous chemicals that many falsely believe are used to maximize yields. On the contrary, stringent compliance laws from the states, strong cooperation from the industry to maintain compliance, as well as the advanced strategies used by today's growers actually ensure that Cannabis is among the safest horticultural products in the world.

by   |   April 13, 2018

Inside Phat Panda

In this episode of Canna Cribs, viewers get a look inside Grow Op Farms, LLC Phat Panda facility in Spokane, Washington.

by   |   April 11, 2018

Dynamic Supplemental Sunlight for Your Grow Facility

John Perricone and Jonathan Cachat, PhD, co-founders of SunGrown Zero, aim to completely upend the current industry standards in cannabis related energy consumption.

by   |   April 03, 2018

A Greener Green Part 2: Water Consumption and Innovation

As legalization is on the rise in the US, water consumption has become a concern for the cannabis industry, especially in Western states.

by   |   March 29, 2018

Understanding the Key Drivers of Cannabis Growth Essential To Optimizing Production

Over the millennia, farmers have come to understand much of the science behind plant biology—the roles water, nutrients and sunlight each play in successful crop yields. Yet for all this knowledge, they’ve remained subject to the whims of nature; too much or too little rainfall, for instance, could spell disaster.

by   |   March 19, 2018

A Greener Green Part 1: Energy Consumption

States and businesses across the industry are taking the initiative to produce more sustainable and energy-efficient cannabis to reduce their environmental footprint.

by   |   March 17, 2018

Plant Tattoo Sensors to Compile Microenvironment Data

Imagine real-time water sensors, pulling instantaneous water consumption data directly from the cannabis crop. The future isn’t as far away as one might think, at least according to new research published in the December 2017 issue of Advanced Materials Technologies.

by   |   March 14, 2018

The Rise of Industrial Hemp

Hemp companies are on the rise and positioning themselves for exponential demand and industrial expansion in the next few years.

by   |   March 09, 2018

Advantages of a Pod-style Grow

The pursuit of the perfect growing facility is pushing innovation in agriculture. Cannabis presents unique challenges in the field of indoor growing, as the grow conditions required by each strain are as diverse as the strains themselves.

by   |   February 21, 2018

Innovations in Machine Trimming

Gary Fast, a longtime member of the sales team at Triminator, speaks about the growing pressure on farmers to implement cost-saving measures. From what Fast has seen, in competitive markets, it's getting more and more challenging for producers to turn a profit.