"Our study showed that cannabis plants require up to 50% fewer nutrients"

Australian company Cannatrek is building a growing facility at Lemnos, which will draw on the findings of a new study. The six-month study was focused on understanding the medicinal cannabis plant’s demands for essential nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

Study results indicated the application of potassium can be drastically reduced by up to 50 percent in specific growing environments, with minimal impact on crop development and yield, saving money and resource load and reducing environmental impacts. This shows that major sustainability gains can be achieved when bringing evidence-based research to cannabis mineral nutrition.

Cannatrek founder and chief executive officer Tommy Huppert said with global supply chain issues and a significant increase in the cost of fertilizer over the past year, the study results were a welcome step in the right direction for all cannabis suppliers in Australia.

“The medicinal cannabis economy in Australia is currently valued at over $400 million and continues to climb at a rapid rate,” Mr. Huppert said.

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