Friday, August 14, 2020

Planning IPM for commercial cannabis operations

Being able to control pest pressure in a large-scale agricultural operation is of the utmost importance, as that has a direct impact on a company’s bottom line. This becomes even more important when the crop is extremely valuable, such as cannabis. This is the reason why Fluence and InSpire have been…

ECS Botanics

AU: Largest medical cannabis grow by area set for northern Tasmania

Australia’s largest medicinal cannabis grow by area is set to be developed in northern Tasmania as part of a project announced by ECS Botanics. Subject to finalisation of regulatory approvals, ECS intends to proceed with development of the outdoor medicinal cannabis project at its wholly owned site in…

Pharmacielo

CO: Grower hires external contractor to increase the cultivation for meeting market demand

PharmaCielo has activated its first external cultivation contract with a local grower. "The contract, part of PharmaCielo’s long-term external cultivation business growth strategy, provides the Company with a highly cost-efficient and flexible cultivation operation model which allows it to rapidly scale…

CAN (BC): Craft grower readies to hit the market

Early October promises to be a watershed moment for Tara Kirkpatrick. She operates Backwoods BC Bud, which appears to be the first craft cannabis grower to be up and running in the Prince George area, and she is aiming to have four lines of her product on the market by that time. "I'm excited, I'm living…

US: Total hemp farming acreage shrinks for the first time

The approval of The Farm Bill in 2014, allowing the implementation of hemp pilot programmes by individual states, was the trigger for a hemp resurgence in the US, a crop which had been effectively outlawed for the previous 40 years. Successive legislative reforms in 2018 differentiated cannabis, a…

Cannabis Suisse

CH: Cannabis Suisse releasing its "your cannabis grow" service to European market

Cannabis Suisse is releasing its new service to the European market. Your Cannabis Grow is an innovative service which allows customers from Europe to grow their own cannabis seedling in one of Cannabis Suisse's indoor farms located in Switzerland. This is an ethical, transparent and sustainable way to…

ZA: Hopes for economy as KwaZulu-Natal govt invests in cannabis industry

As the South African economy reels from the economic lockdown that has hit many industries hard, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs was investing in the cannabis industry. Representatives of the industry have said that the easing of regulations around…

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CAN (BC): Cultivation and extraction facility planned in Salmon Arm

A new venture in Salmon Arm aims to provide premium, safe, legal, adult-use cannabis products to Canada and the world. Chad Shipmaker came to Salmon Arm council on Aug. 10 to formally share plans regarding establishment of a licensed cannabis cultivation facility and a licensed cannabis extraction…

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NZ: How NZ's ex-illicit growers are poised to transform the proposed legal market

It’s a controversial plant, one that ties Porourangi Tawhiwhirangi​ to a long, clandestine past. But in today’s changing political climate, cannabis has come to symbolise a bright new future for his community. Tawhiwhirangi​ says it all began when he first heard about a local hemp course run by Hikurangi…

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US (CA): Santa Barbara County planning commission to deny greenhouse

A greenhouse operation proposed for a parcel off Fredensborg Canyon Road at the edge of Solvang city limits appears doomed to denial, but the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission won’t make the final decision until a special meeting set for Friday, Sept. 4. Commissioners intend to deny the greenhouse…

US (AR): MMJ growers granted licenses amid pandemic, controversy surrounds approval

Three medical marijuana cultivators were granted licenses as state sales have risen dramatically during the pandemic, said a Dept. of Finance spokesperson. The additions have drawn controversy, including a lawsuit filed against a cultivator in the River Valley. “These licenses are worth 10s of millions…

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US (IA): Tama lawyer tries hemp farming

The recent legalization of industrialized hemp has opened the doors to a whole new type of Iowa crop. Allan Richards, a Tama attorney, has obtained a license to grow industrial hemp, and started planting. “It’s a new market in Iowa,” Richards said. “I’m trying to go with the flow and learn along the…

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The environmental impact of indoor cannabis cultivation

Evan Mills, Ph.D. of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Scott Zeramby have revealed a new chapter in the upcoming “Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Cannabis Research,” entitled “Energy Use by the Indoor Cannabis Industry: Inconvenient Truths for Producers, Consumers, and Policymakers.”…

Energy more »

Metaflex

Whitepaper on energy saving measures

Metaflex wrote a white paper on energy loss via refrigeration doors and energy-saving measures. In the food industry, refrigeration and freezer doors are of paramount importance for maintaining product quality. A large amount of energy is required to keep the temperature in your refrigeration or freezer…

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Custom irrigation unit lets growers inject fertiliser solutions simultaneously

Based on years of experience in irrigation, Stolze developed a custom made AIS Greenworks irrigation unit, for a tomato grower in Queensland, Australia. This unit controls the mixing of fertiliser stock solutions with irrigation water and makes EC and pH control easy for the grower. This provides growers…

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The Green Organic Dutchman

Why growing cannabis organically is easier in controlled environments

As the cannabis industry is well aware, regulation can be a double-edged sword. Regulation of cannabis has led to so much positivity in every state that has seen the light, the success of which influenced the lifting of the federal prohibition on hemp. While the industry may be over-regulated in some…

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Applying the cold chain to cannabis to preserve terpenes

Terpenes are one of the most important characteristics of cannabis flowers. Even though their specific medical use is not quite clear for all of them, it has been noted that they can be the cause of the so-called ‘entourage effect’: cannabis compounds act synergistically to modulate the overall…

Technique more »

Yuhua Glass

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No more shadow in the greenhouse

“In 2011 we started with glass for greenhouses,” says Marcel Kahi, Sales Manager with Yuhua Glass. The company has over thirty years of experience in the glass business. At the moment, they sell more than 250 hectares of diffusing glass every year. They are also involved in solar glass, which is mostly used as cover for solar…

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US (CA): Grants awarded for cannabis and hemp research

Five UC Davis researchers are receiving investment grants from the campus to advance research and innovation focused on cannabis and hemp. The recipients of the grants are exploring various applications and insights related to breeding, human health, toxicology and economic development. The UC Davis…

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