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Friday, January 15, 2021

Mark Passerini, Executive Vice President of Operation of Mission Dispensaries

“Across all of our facilities, we get the same amount of flowers both in terms of quality and quantity"

The old saying goes that a good start is half the work. As with every saying, it could be applied to anything, but it is especially relevant when it comes to new endeavors, just like the cannabis industry. Most companies have no previous expertise to rely on. This can be clearly seen in the challenges…

New hydroponic plant pot showcased

Plantlogic is a company that aims to constantly challenging itself to design and improve their pots to help customers achieve the best results. "Our recent challenge has been…

40 years of Svensson Climate Screens

"Here because of you"

"Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years," is a statement with which Bill Gates encourages us to look at the big picture. The year 2020…

Building work set to start on Scotland's first legal cannabis farm

CambridgeHOK is acting as the lead construction partner for Hilltop Leaf Ltd in the creation of Scotland’s first legal medical cannabis farm. The purpose-built, multi-million-pound facility measures 1.1 hectares and occupies a high-security site. The construction is happening in parallel to applications…

US (IL): Cresco Labs expands into Florida through acquisition

Cresco Labs and Bluma Wellness have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Cresco Labs will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Bluma in an…

US (NM): Motion filed to enforce plant count lawsuit

Nicole Sena, a medical cannabis caregiver to her young daughter with a rare form of epilepsy, and Ultra Health have reopened their lawsuit against the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) to ensure an adequate supply of medicine. The original lawsuit, filed in August 2016, contended the plant cap…

US (MD): Cannabis workers eligible for Coronavirus vaccine

Maryland medical cannabis industry workers are eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine under a directive issued by the Medical Cannabis Commission (MCC) on Monday.…

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Helius Therapeutics

NZ: Grower raises $15M and introduces new CEO

Helius Therapeutics, has raised a further $15m in funding, led by its existing investor group. This latest round takes the total capital invested in Helius to $48m. Helius chairman, Guy Haddleton, says the company's focus is on building a large-scale, integrated pharmaceuticals business in New Zealand to…

US (CO): Surna signs contract for 53,000 sq. ft. facility

Surna signed a sales contract valued at $3.2 million. The project in Arizona is for an approximately 53,000-square-foot facility. Surna is under contract to provide custom air handlers, heat recovery chillers and its StrataAir vertical racking air flow system for the cultivation, processing, drying and…

AU: Grower commences manufacturing of cannabis oil

In what they say is a breakthrough for local medicinal cannabis production, Australian Natural Therapeutics Group has announced they have been granted the first license in NSW to produce large quantities of medicinal cannabis oil for commercial use. CEO of Australian Natural Therapeutics Group (ANTG),…

US (MA): Cultivation facility to utilize natural gas chillers

Tecogen has sold two 200-ton Tecochill chillers for a new cannabis cultivation facility located in Massachusetts. The chillers will provide cooling for the facility using inexpensive natural gas, with the free waste heat utilized for dehumidification. A maintenance contract is expected to be executed…

Dutch companies set up joint venture for insect counts on plants

Botany from Horst-Meterik and Aris from Eindhoven have created a new joint venture: PhenoVerius. PhenoVerius focusses on sales, service and further development of observation systems for plant-related pests and diseases. The management of PhenoVerius is formed by Peter Korsten and Rien den Boer. Uniting expertiseFor…

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The ideal substrate for MMJ

Being a delicate plant known for its specific growing requirements, cannabis demands precision growing techniques and excellent products for a successful growth. This can already be found in ancient literature that describes the growing of cannabis and its beneficial -medical- uses. Without denying the importance of every type…

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Spotlight on thrips

There are over 6,000 species of thrips worldwide, including some which are predatory and many that survive on fungus alone. “While only around 1% of thrips species damage crops – they include some of the most economically important pests of global agriculture,” explains Biobest’s IPM and Pollination Specialist Simon Foster.…

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Joseph Sbrocchi, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers

"The limited venting ability is especially problematic in the spring and fall"

Passed on December 8th, 2020 by the municipality of Leamington, the “Greenhouse Light Abatement Bylaw” was enacted in an effort to curb light pollution by the region’s numerous greenhouse operations. Under the bylaw, greenhouse operators must close sidewall and endwall curtains an hour before sunset…

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Webinar on Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 6PM (EST)

Optimizing plant growth with indoor lighting

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is organizing a webinar on 'Optimizing plant growth with indoor lighting'. The event will take place on Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 6PM (EST).  In the webinar, the presenters will elaborate on light and how plants use it, and how artificial light can be…

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Improved Macrolophus-System packaging delivers host of grower benefits

As part of its continuous product improvement programme, Biobest has redesigned the packaging for its popular Macrolophus-System, which is widely deployed against a number of pests such as whitefly and Tuta absoluta. The plastic bottle containing vermiculite carrier has been replaced with a sustainable…

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Alderney Essential Oils and Projar

How to Successfully Overcome the COVID Crisis

Hemp cultivation for the medicinal and cosmetic industries has always been a complex sector both from a regulatory and cultivation systems standpoint. These very specific technical needs have required significant efforts both from growers and from the industry as a whole. If there has ever been a particularly…

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New online Purdue course takes a comprehensive look at hemp as a crop and product

A new, old industry. That’s how the U.S. Department of Agriculture characterizes hemp, a versatile crop grown around the world for thousands of years, including in the U.S., before being effectively outlawed in the 1970s because hemp and marijuana are from the same plant. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized…

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