Vivo Cannabis has begun its 2020 season harvest at its Kimmetts facility in Napanee, Ontario, the largest in the Company's history.
"I am pleased to say that this year's crop has exceeded our expectations, with some of our plants reaching a height of over 12 feet," said Barry Fishman, CEO of Vivo. "As the only Canadian licensed producer currently using airhouse technology, the success of the crop both validates our strategic decision to invest in the airhouses and demonstrates the capabilities of our highly talented Napanee team."
The Kimmetts facility consists of four airhouses with a total of 75,000 square feet of cultivation space, containing approximately 10,000 plants. The harvest, which started one week ahead of schedule due to accelerated plant growth, began with trimming the sections with the largest flowers.
"The use of airhouse technology results in more reliable cannabis compared with outdoor growing as it mitigates the risk of weather and pest events that can easily destroy an entire outdoor crop," the team with the company explains. "Its benefits over outdoor grow also include improved light quality, controlled air flow and humidity, and the ability to use supplemental heat to extend the growing season as required. Airhouses are inexpensive to erect, easy to sanitize, and simple to maintain. VIVO has the capacity to install additional airhouses in a short timeframe with relatively low capital requirements on its 50+ acre property."
VIVO expects to yield approximately 4,000 kilograms from the harvest. "Some of the harvest will be packaged and sold as dry flower and the remaining biomass will be extracted in the Company's recently commissioned ethanol extraction hub that has a capacity of handling up to 500 kilograms of biomass per week."
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