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Producing a Greener Green

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.

by   |   February 11, 2018

Botana, an Integrated Smart Grow Platform

Most growers will tell you that despite the expansion of technology in the cannabis sector, little of it has trickled down to the level of the gardener. Most farmers still rely on a good old-fashioned notebook. The status quo is no integration, little automation, and absolutely no data analysis on environmental conditions.

by   |   January 29, 2018

The Philosophy of Living Soil

Geoponics is not a new way of growing cannabis, but it has come a long way in the past decade. According to Av Singh, Ph.D, geoponics it is all about bringing the soil back into the growing process.

by   |   January 21, 2018

A Cut Above

Trimming is a vital part of the cannabis cultivation process that removes undesirable leaves from the bud, making a smoother smoking experience for consumers. Hand-trimmed has been the standard practice due to the quality professional trimmers provide. However, quality trimming doesn’t necessarily have to mean “hand-trimmed” anymore.

by   |   January 19, 2018

From SpaceX to GrowX: Advancing Aeroponic Innovation

A relatively new entry into the cannabis industry, GrowX’s aeroponic innovations for indoor operations are nevertheless revolutionizing the sector. Just as LED light science dramatically changed the market just a few years ago, aeroponics is set to do the same by improving yield while reducing water consumption.

by   |   January 10, 2018

How Drones Can Launch Hemp Farming Into The Future

The expanding market of drones in agriculture suggests drones could revolutionize how farming is done in the future, not only for hemp but for all types of crops.

by   |   January 02, 2018

Hemp: America’s Cash Crop Revisited

Historically, hemp helped build the United States of America. During the 17th century, it was considered a farmer’s “civic duty” to grow the crop. However, collusion of special interests threatened by the cannabis industry successfully accomplished the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act, which prohibited industrial hemp production. Complemented by the anti-hemp and cannabis propaganda, and politics, hemp was prevented from being grown as a legitimate crop in the US until the 2014 Farm Bill.

by   |   December 10, 2017

The Benefits of Fertigation

Fertigation is a fertilization process that utilizes a separate water supply to deliver nutrients to cannabis plants in an efficient and exact manner.

by   |   December 09, 2017

Hemp Decortication

Due to the growth of the hemp industry, demand for specialized hemp processing equipment has surpassed the supply. As many entrepreneurs have discovered, finding machinery equipped to handle the tough fibrous stalk of hemp plants is no simple task.

by   |   December 06, 2017

Why Curing is So Critical for Quality Cannabis

Curing is the final phase of cannabis cultivation and is a critical step in ensuring quality, potent medical marijuana.

by   |   November 20, 2017

Sonication for Agriculture

Will singing to your plants improve the final yield? According to recent research, sonic waves could play a substantial role in all aspects of the growth cycle, from germination all the way to harvest.

by   |   November 15, 2017

Harnessing Spectral Science for Better Yields

The rapidly expanding legal cannabis industry is generating a flurry of technological advances within the agriculture industry. Many forward-thinking manufacturers within the industry have grasped this opportunity to breathe new life into indoor cultivation and agriculture.

by   |   November 07, 2017

Aeroponics 101

Learn the basics of aeroponics and see how they're being scaled for large-scale cannabis growing facilities.

by   |   November 04, 2017

How to Create a Truly Data Driven Grow

Through innovation in data management and communications systems, Braingrid envisions a future focused on data-driven growing for the cannabis industry.

by   |   October 24, 2017

Aquaponics For Your Grow Operation

Commercial aquaponic operations have been producing crops such as lettuce since the 1990s, but a well-established system can produce high-nutrient crops such as cannabis.

by   |   October 20, 2017

What You Need To Know About LED Lighting Recipes

Long gone are the days of growing cannabis with a simple on-off light switch and a manually managed light schedule. Large-scale commercial operations rely on much more than intuition these days; using high-tech mobile apps for remote management and in-depth analysis of historical light information. In fact, growers are now using technology to learn intimate details about the light requirements of specific strains and then making minute adjustments to produce individualized LED light recipes that their forefathers could only dream about.