Friday, January 24, 2020

“High-pressure fogging will become the standard in the market”

When Meteor Systems joined the North American market, growing on gutters wasn’t the standard there, but nowadays it is. Since optimizing production efficiency is a key point, more and more techniques are becoming common practice for growers,. To further help growers,  Meteor Systems have teamed up with MJ-Tech…

US (WA): LED fixture certified for state and national rebates

Hawthorne’s Gavita 1700e LED lighting fixture has been certified by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC). "This listing status means growers who purchase the fixture are now eligible for state and national rebates—potentially cutting upfront equipment costs by as much as half and making it increasingly…

US (MA): Agrify completes acquisition of TriGrow

Agrify has completed its acquisition of all outstanding shares of TriGrow Systems and, indirectly, 75 percent of its subsidiary TriGrow Brands. "TriGrow is backed by leading cannabis industry venture funds including Poseidon Asset Management and Arcadian Funds, and is currently the exclusive distributor…

The double scourge of powdery mildew

Mention “powdery mildew” to a cannabis grower and they turn white. Mention the same words to a floriculture grower and all they can think of is how much pesticide spraying they’ll have to do to eliminate the pathogen. by Carl Silverberg For many growers, the big expense isn’t the cost of the pesticides or dumping…

US (AZ): Advisory board expanded with plant geneticists

Light Engine Design has invited ZED Therapeutics' chief geneticist Adam Jacques and director of cultivation, Christian West, to join the advisory board in an effort to develop novel horticultural lighting technologies for the hemp and cannabis sectors. "ZED Therapeutics currently holds a genetic library…

UK: Producer receives controlled drug license in UK

AgraFlora Organics has announced that Farmako GmbH through its wholly owned subsidiary Farmako Limited has received its Home Office Controlled Drug License. "Farmako was awarded the License less than one month following the successful completion of its inspection by the UK Home Office in December 2019,"…

US (IL): Signing of senior secured agreement

Cresco Labs has entered into a non-brokered credit agreement for a senior secured term loan in an initial aggregate principal amount of up to US$100 million, with a mutual option to increase the size of the facility to a maximum of US$200 million. "The Company expects to complete an initial drawdown of…

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Portugal set to become one of the leading countries in the cannabis industry

Among the many countries that have regulated the production of medical cannabis, surely Portugal is one of the most promising in terms of opporutinities it has to offer.  The Canadian…

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TH: New govt website on use of medical cannabis

The Public Health Ministry is launching a website designed to provide information about the use of medical cannabis for public reference. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Wednesday the website would provide a comprehensive source of information about medical cannabis, covering topics…

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US (AZ): Advisory board expanded with plant geneticists

Light Engine Design has invited ZED Therapeutics' chief geneticist Adam Jacques and director of cultivation, Christian West, to join the advisory board in an effort to develop novel horticultural lighting technologies for the hemp and cannabis sectors. "ZED Therapeutics currently holds a genetic library…

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Integrating the heating system with present structural components

Calor Holland has signed an agreement with the company GroVida to realise a complete greenhouse heating system for a cannabis cultivation in Portugal. The installation will be mounted in an existing greenhouse in which the integration of the heating system had to become in line with the present…

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US (MA): A quest to be first MA-based cannabis microbusiness

If it wasn't for the dozens of cannabis plants growing in the next room, the bright green walls and the tinge of pot in the air, you could mistake it for the family dinner…

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UK: Britain's first cannabis-based medicine will be available in January

Epidyolex will be available for British epilepsy sufferers from Jan. 6 after the government fast-tracked it into the National Health Service. It will be the first medicinal cannabis product that doctors can prescribe to patients after the UK legalized medical marijuana in October 2018. The government…

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The energy-intensive cannabis industry

The $344 billion cannabis industry is one of the country’s most energy-intensive in the world, frequently demanding an array of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, fans and 24-hour indoor lighting rigs at multiple growing sites. Just how much electricity does the entire US marijuana…

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US (MA): State official tours MMJ facility

Rep. Lori Trahan and other officials on Wednesday took a tour of Revolutionary Clinics’ cultivation facility and discussed how the cannabis industry will positively impact the…

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Dave Neal with Dyna-Gro:

“The most important thing is to have the right amount of all essential nutrients”

Every grower knows that giving plants nutrients is incredibly important for the cultivation process, but not every grower knows exactly what their plant needs. There are 17 macro and micro nutrients, mineral elements that all plants require. All are important but widely varying amounts of these elements…

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Are LEDs the future of the industry?

He's convinced that ultimately, the whole horticulture industry will switch to water-cooled LED lights. Being a producer of the product that doesn't come as a surprise, but Jan Mol of Oreon has a story behind the products. "It originated in the search for a more sustainable alternative. We succeeded in…

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Aiding the traceability of cannabis products

The requirement for “seed to sale” inventory control systems is growing in importance. State regulators are now mandating the cannabis industry to track the cultivation,…

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New soil and nutrient line "maximizes plant's genetic potential"

GP Solutions, Inc. debuts Prolific - a soilless growth medium and nutrient line that is free of human and sewage waste. Prolific was formulated by GP Solutions' in-house scientists, and is comprised of organic ingredients. "Our objective was to develop a growth medium that will help give plants the…

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IL: Start-ups to make epigenetics together

Israeli medical cannabis company Cann10 has signed an agreement to team up with Israeli biotech company Epigenetics to form Cann10 EpiGen, a joint company focused on using cutting-edge epigenetics technology to make a version of the cannabis plant that is easier to cultivate and farm.  Cann10 and Epigenetics…

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Coco coir company finds new operating help in India

Shakti Cocos B.V. originated from Van der Gaag Potgrond B.V., a family business with several generations of experience in potting soil and substrates for professional horticulture. With the emergence of coco as a substrate in the 1980s, the need arose to have control over quality, product developments…

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