Monday, October 19, 2020

The Hemp Mine

Takeaways from The Hemp Mine's Field Trials

The Hemp Mine has recently concluded their second annual Field Trials (13 different regional locations – covering the US), which saw many people attending despite the difficult pandemic times. “These Field Trials are particularly important for field farmers and greenhouse growers, and for the industry as…

CO: Letter of intent signed for the sales of up to 600,000 cuttings

One World Pharma has entered into an agreement for the sale of 30,000 cuttings from its farms in Colombia. Additionally, the Companies have entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) for BIOTROPICAL to purchase up to 600,000 cuttings from One World Pharma. A plant cutting is a part of a plant that is used in…

US (CO): Acquisition of Colorado-based properties for greenhouse cannabis cultivation

Power REIT acquired two parcels in Crowley County, Colorado for $150,000 through a wholly-owned subsidiary (“PropCo”). "The Properties are strategically located in a part of southern Colorado that offers a very favorable business setting and climate for greenhouse cultivation," the team with the company…

CAN (SK): Regina-based micro-grower gets ready for planting

By the end of this month, VIGR Life Cannabis Inc. (VLC) plans to begin growing what it calls "premium craft cannabis" for distribution across Canada. But first, it needs to get the grow-op's logistics — including its watering system, temperature and humidity rate — just right. Rick Turchet, VLC's…

Biobest’s Eupeodes-System wins Bernard Blum Award 2020

Eupeodes-System - Biobest’s new addition to its aphid control strategy - has been awarded the prestigious Bernard Blum Award - for the most innovative new biological control product for 2020. “A naturally occurring hoverfly, Eupeodes corollae is indigenous throughout Europe and further afield,” says R&D…

The earth in a greenhouse, labour scarcity and geothermal energy

GreenTech Live & Online on 20, 21 and 22 October inspires the global food and flower production industry with topics such as ‘What if we place the earth inside a greenhouse’,…

CAN: Cannabis legalization anniversary comes amid supply glut concerns

Two years after Canada legalized recreational cannabis, the country is awash with the stuff.  Hundreds of thousands of kilograms of cannabis sit idle in producers' vaults. Warehouses operated by provincial wholesalers are filled to the brim with finished products. Meanwhile, illicit growers remain active and…

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UK: Specialist in Priva climate management systems joins growing southern team at CambridgeHOK

CambridgeHOK has appointed experienced Priva climate systems specialist Elliot Court to add to its growing team supporting the horticultural sector across the south of England. Mr. Court has spent the past four years working for a West Sussex-based automation company, where he has installed, commissioned…

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Mystery solved: How do tips of plants stay virus-free?

Plants are able to keep growing indefinitely because they have tissues made of meristems—plant stem cells—which have the unique ability to transform themselves into the various specialized cells that make up the plant, dividing whenever appropriate and producing new cells of whatever type as needed.…

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Dr. Johann Buck joins BioAg team

BioAg has expanded its team with the addition of Dr. Johann Buck as Director of Technical Services and Innovation. “Johann has the vision to see business opportunities and the technical acumen to guide those opportunities from vision to technical sales execution,” says Vik Sakahlkar, CEO of BioAg. “He will anticipate customer…

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Vicaa’s specialized growing media for medical cannabis and Hemp

On October 12, 2020 Vicaa, a division of Jiffy, launched a broad portfolio of sustainable growing solutions for the medical cannabis industry. The Vicaa range includes pots, pellets, growblocks, growbags, substrates, and plugs. They have all been specially developed for growing medical-grade cannabis and…

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How the cannabis industry could be greener

The sticky green herb is beloved amongst hippies, naturalists, environmental activists, outdoorsmen and pretty much everyone who wants to preserve the beauty and strength of the natural world. It is perhaps surprising to learn, then, that the cannabis industry as a whole is not only unsustainable but…

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US (MA): Project to help growers peer-reviewing resources to be completed

Resource Innovation Institute, in partnership with American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, are nearing completion of a comprehensive project to support Massachusetts cannabis cultivators with peer-reviewed resources to help them address the subjects featured in the first energy regulations…

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US (OR): Soil supplier moves into cannabis industry

For the past 29 years, Lane Forest Products has provided Oregonians the organic materials needed to help create those spectacular landscapes and gardens Oregon is known for. And once recreational use of cannabis became legal in the state, Lane Forest Products came up with a high-end soil to help create…

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US (OR): OLCC suspends marijuana laboratory licensee

On September 21, 2020, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) issued an Order of Immediate License Suspension to the recreational marijuana lab licensee of Ecotest Labs…

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Indicator species analysis: A useful tool for plant disease studies

Indicator species analysis (ISA) uses indices of an organism’s relative abundance and occurrence to estimate the strength of its associations with a priori groups of interest and a simple randomization test to evaluate the probability of association. Because ISA values tend to be greatest when a species…

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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance for potency, profile, and fingerprinting

Alongside cannabis legalization comes the mandatory testing requirements, implemented throughout all layers of the industry. Although consumers may believe otherwise, the…

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