Grower in the spotlight

US (CO): Colorado's top grower relies on his 'sixth sense'

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, spindly Aspen forests and their own cattle herd, Rob and Linda Trotter of Pot Zero Farms in Western Colorado have discovered a spot that’s…

US: Grower harvests first medical marijuana in Arkansas

Robert Lercher and Mark Drennan gave the Arkansas Times a tour of the facility March 13, starting in the mother (or what Drennan calls the "mom") room, where snips from dozens of mother plants are being rooted to create BOLD Team's family of products. All the plants are females: To keep them from going…

US (WI): Urban farmer Will Allen launches CBD business

Urban farmer and longtime Growing Power leader Will Allen has launched a new venture in the growing industrial hemp market. Based in Oak Creek, Will Allen’s Beyond Organic produces USDA-certified organic products, including CBD oil, lotions, soaps, dog treats and protein powder. Allen founded and ran…

Aphria shows automation in new video

Automated seeding, cloning, multi-layer propagation, processing in a highly automated machine line. In a new video, Aphria shows what they believe to be the future of this industry. "Innovation: the sky's the limit." In the video, the team explains the importance of their horticultural background and…

CAN (ON): Royal Bank of Canada to fund expansion of cannabis greenhouse

Eve & Co, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Natural MedCo, has entered into an $18,700,000 construction facility with Royal Bank of Canada to fund the completion of the 780,000 sq. ft. expansion of its greenhouse production facility located in Middlesex County, Ontario. After completion of the…

IL: From growing avocados to cannabis

Hagai Hillman is an unusual marijuana millionaire by national standards. His controlling stake in the medical cannabis company Breath of Life is worth at least $75 million, even before the export market for Israeli companies like his opens up and before his company goes public. What makes him different…

Bert van Geffen is going to coach growers worldwide

"As a grower, I know how important a proper sounding board can be"

No grower can do without a decent sounding board. Even now, when climate computers and automated systems support growers all over the world in various ways, every day many decisions still have to be taken which have a great impact on the healthy growth of the plant. In 'greenhouse horticulture countries'…


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