Top 5 -yesterday
- Identifying and targeting cannabis aphids effectively
- Big projects happening in Canada and Australia, worth $91 million
- "Our lighting technology reduces costs, increases yield, and helps reducing heat"
- Study finds more than half of CBG products contained wrong amount of CBG
- "Pests must be controlled early, else the progression becomes exponential"
Top 5 -last week
- “This cloning technique varies from others significantly"
- What's stomata?
- New cannabis product line of which 100% of profits to go back to communities
- Competitive California cannabis market pushing growers to go high-tech
- CAN (BC): Greenhouses working hard around the clock to come back after floodings
Top 5 -last month
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Improving cannabis cultivation through facility steering
Efficiency is the very top priority for any CEA grower. This is even more true when it comes to growing a highly valuable crop such as cannabis. “The challenge with cannabis is that it’s not like a tomato variety that has been bred for over 20 years and has very homogenous characteristics,” says Joel…
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US (NV): Partnership for cannabis blockchain verification services announced
EVIO and Chroma Signet will partner to offer their customers blockchain verification services for cannabis, hemp, CBD, and related products. Chroma Signet has developed a platform that "allows cannabis and hemp companies to safeguard their products with fast, reliable product authentication and…
CAN (BC): New indoor cannabis cultivation R&D facility completed
The Flowr Corporation and Hawthorne Canada Limited have completed their research and development facility dedicated to advancing cannabis cultivation techniques and systems. The center is located in Kelowna, Canada. Located on Flowr’s cultivation campus in Kelowna, Canada, the R&D Center includes laboratories,…
Gaby Miodownik, CEO of Netafim:
"M&A activities in horticultural industry illustrate that it's a strong market"
In March 2021, Israeli irrigation manufacturer Netafim acquired Dutch turnkey greenhouse projects provider Gakon. The official new name and logo have been announced, and it was time to sit down with Gaby Miodownik, CEO of Netafim, to discuss the plans of Gakon Netafim and the developments they see in the…
"Our seed cleaner increases productivity by 10%"
"We’ve seen some amazing results, particularly for crops such as Amaranth, where treated seeds have resulted in significant reductions in infections, improved germination rates, higher yield, and reduced losses,” says Dr. Katie Wilkins, Senior Plant Scientist at Vertical Future, about Zayndu’s ‘activated…
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US (NY): Will cannabis packaging be made from hemp?
As New York prepares to launch retail cannabis sales, a state senator wants to ensure that cannabis products are sustainably packaged, and she’s introduced legislation to accomplish that by prioritizing hemp-based packaging. Sen. Michelle Hinchey (D) filed the bill earlier this month, making the case…
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4C Labs receives first Guernsey cannabis growing license
4C Labs has received Guerney's first license to cultivate cannabis. The Bailiwick of Guernsey Cannabis Agency gave approval to 4C Labs, a company established in 2018, which plans to grow cannabis for medicinal purposes. The license will allow 4C to begin the construction of its 40,000 square foot…Vote expected December 15
Mexico: Cannabis legalization bill draft is circulating
A draft bill to legalize and regulate cannabis sales in Mexico is being circulated among senators, and a top lawmaker says the plan is to vote on the proposal before December…
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"The UK cannabis market has a potential of £1.2 billion and 41.000 jobs"
Volteface has released a report on the cannabis opportunities in the UK market. By basing themselves on data from various other countries such as the US, they have calculated that the UK market has a potential of £1.2 billion. Moreover, they estimate that over 41.000 jobs could be created in the medical…
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US (CA): Targeted robberies of cannabis businesses prompt call for tax relief
During the week of November 15th, armed robbers in Oakland forced their way into more than 15 licensed cannabis businesses, vandalizing stores and offices, and stealing products worth millions of dollars. Cannabis companies that were impacted by the robberies are now asking for tax relief from local and…
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US (OR): Growers buy building for $3.2 million growing facility
Two Oregon cannabis growers have bought a White Creek building in preparation for growing adult-use cannabis there. To prepare their application for state permits, Tim Lorito and his wife, Yahina Vargas, have gotten town and county IDA approvals and closed the former Morcon Tissue plant. Morcon Tissue…
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StenocareThomas Skovlund Schnegelsberg, CEO of Stenocare
"All of this is part of the process to meet the strict requirements of the medicine agency"
Many things are happening in the Danish cannabis industry. Just this week, the first locally produced cannabis product has been approved by the medicine agency. And a little over one month ago, a new Danish grower has entered formal production. Stenocare started in 2017 and was one of the first companies…
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US (MO): Missoula county considers cannabis grow facilities' energy consumption
The city and county of Missoula are considering new zoning around the sale and location of adult-use cannabis. Not only that, they are also thinking about the energy consumption of the growing facilities as concerns over the energy consumption of cannabis grow operations surfaced in the Consolidated…
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Biocaptur offers an ecological and sustainable solution for the control of "Tuta absoluta"
"Pests must be controlled early, else the progression becomes exponential"
The Tuta absoluta is considered one of the most devastating pests for tomato crops, and it has spread rapidly both in Mediterranean countries and the rest of continental Europe since it was first detected in Spain in 2006, specifically in the province of Castellon. Its impact on the plantation and its…
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Roadblocks challenge to cannabis and food industry
CAN (BC): Greenhouses working hard around the clock to come back after floodings
"There is and will be much work to be done to get the BC Farming industry back on its feet," the team with Prins Greenhouses shares. Last week, during the floods in British Colombia, their company was damaged severely, and they are working hard to get back on their feet. Prins Greenhouses has an office in…
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CannasouthMark Lucas, co-founder and CEO of Cannasouth
"Our search led us to the CEA, sealed greenhouse design"
While a lot of attention is on Canada and USA, there are a lot of things happening in the cannabis industry of the opposite hemisphere. Recently, the New Zealand grower Cannasouth has completed the complex commissioning phase of their Wakaito-based cultivation facility. “This project has been 3 years in…
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"Our lighting technology reduces costs, increases yield, and helps reducing heat"
Indoor cultivation of cannabis consumes tremendous amounts of electricity and causes high greenhouse gas emissions. One of the ways in which this heavy impact on the environment can be reduced is by switching to LED lighting. One of those is California Lightworks' MegaDrive Technology, which, they say,…
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Nick Abbingh, Cannabis-drying.com
"Our drying installations are up to 10 times more space efficient than hang-drying"
Of all the processes involved in cannabis cultivation, drying is not only one of the most overlooked and underestimated ones, but it is also one that requires to be studied further the most. That is exactly why Cannabis-drying.com (a subsidiary of a Dutch agricultural drying company, founded in 1974) has…
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Study finds more than half of CBG products contained wrong amount of CBG
According to research done by Leafreport, over half of CBG products contained a different percentage of the cannabinoid than stated. Of a total of 38 products tested in a cannabis testing lab, 48% was highly accurate (within 10% of what was stated), whereas the remaining 52% contained either more or less…
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CAN (ON): Director of Avicanna resigns
Flavio Jose Zaclis has resigned as a director of Avicanna effective immediately for personal reasons. Aras Azadian, Chief Executive Officer, commented “We wanted to express…
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A 'Farmside' chat with Secretary Vilsack, Senator Stabenow, and S2G Ventures’ Sanjeev Krishnan
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow join us for a ‘farmside’ chat moderated by S2G Ventures Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director Sanjeev Krishnan, on-site at Intelligent Growth Solutions’ demonstration…
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US (TX): Plans for a partnership to construct cannabis extraction lab announced
Puration and PAO Group have made plans to partner with UC Asset LP to construct a cannabis extraction lab. A letter of intent outlining the terms to finance the construction on PURA's 72-acre property in Texas has been entered by UCASA and Pura. Furthermore, UCASA has also stated that they plan to…
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US (CA): Harborside plans on acquiring two companies to expand reach
Harborside Inc., has entered into agreements to acquire Urbn Leaf and Loudpack. After the transactions are completed, Harborside is expected to be renamed StateHouse Holdings. Ed Schmults, the current CEO of Urbn Leaf, is expected to be appointed as CEO of StateHouse upon completion of the Urbn Leaf…
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ZA: Cannabis tax could be a 'gold mine' for country's economy, expert says
South Africa could be sitting on a tax revenue gold mine in the form of legal cannabis, says Ettiene Retief, chairman of the National Tax Committee at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA). Unfortunately, the government has so far failed to exploit a massive, untapped market for…
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How to pick the right cannabis software system
A cannabis software system is generally known as the backbone for conducting smooth and reliable cannabis transactions, but there are other things you need to consider before…
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Some terpene genes track cannabis varieties
Despite cannabis’s growing use in the US and the variety of cannabis products available, there is no objective standard for classifying those products. Indica and sativa, the most common categorizing labels, are supposedly rooted in two different plant types, but these indica and sativa labels are widely…
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Vertical Farm Systems:
Big projects happening in Canada and Australia, worth $91 million
“We’ve been working on this deal for 2-3 years to get the right solution for the growers. We’re now on our way to delivering by June next year,” says John Leslie, executive director and design engineer at Vertical Farm Systems, an agtech provider based in Queensland, Australia. Vertical Farm Systems was…