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CAN (BC): Delta-based greenhouse commences cultivation

AgraFlora Organics International's Propagation Services Canada, the Company’s flagship cultivation asset located in Delta, British Columbia has commenced commercial cannabis cultivation. "PSC has commenced cultivation using a curated portfolio of live-plant genetics  with a focus on producing high potency cannabis with attractive strains, while maintaining a low cost. Management anticipates the combination of high potency and low cost will result in a product that is attractive to consumers in the retail and wholesale markets," the team with the company explains.

“A successful cultivator is one that can create a superlative value and quality product for consumers, at a profitable and healthy margin for shareholders. Our partners at PSC have a long history of low-cost agricultural production which we expect to translate into our ability to produce low-cost cannabis at the Delta Facility," stated Brandon Boddy, AgraFlora Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We have witnessed a trend in the market towards higher potency genetics with exotic strains on one hand, and a move towards value pricing on the other; but we have yet to see companies successfully do both. The design elements of the Delta Facility and the experience of the on-site management team, combined with the Elite Genetics makes PSC uniquely positioned to produce a compelling value proposition for customers: high potency cannabis with desirable strains at a competitive price.” 

Management expects PSC to commence sales during 2020. "The first phase of operations at the Delta Facility utilizes 422,828 sq. ft. of cultivation space with state-of-the-art semi-pressurized, semi-open Venlo greenhouses. The Delta Facility is located in a desirable agricultural micro-climate on the Pacific coast which will contribute to increased quality and reduces the cost of cooling the Delta Facility.  Management expects these attributes, along with the Elite Genetics, to produce a compelling value proposition for customers by providing high potency cannabis at a fair price."

About the Delta Facility
"The Delta Greenhouse is scalable, providing up to 2,200,000 sq. ft. of cannabis cultivation," they further explain. "Phase 1 of the cultivation strategy includes 422,828 sq. ft. of growing space utilizing a state-of-the-art pressurized, semi-open Venlo greenhouse design considered to be one of the most technically advanced and environmentally friendly greenhouse platforms in North America and is located in a unique agricultural micro-climate on the shores of the Pacific."

"Key features of the Delta Greenhouse include a fully integrated on-site natural-gas-powered power plant. On top of that, the facility is equipped with advanced climate and humidity control management infrastructure. We will also be using a proprietary energy-efficient air exchange to maintain stable climate conditions at a fraction of the cost of traditional HVAC systems, and ebb-and-flow watering systems to enhance complete irrigation recapture and water treatment.
Since the facility is a greenhouse, we deployed a multistage supplemental lighting augmented by natural sunlight to foster optimized illumination equilibrium, and a proprietary ERP system to allow for efficient resource management and cost tracking."

For more information:
AgraFlora Organics
agraflora.com

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