US (IL): 'We need education': Hemp Pharm tour helps teach local law enforcement about CBD production

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, along with numerous other state agencies, hosted a Hemp and CBD Awareness conference Monday, working to educate state officials on the types of hemp and CBD production, how they differ from marijuana, and the regulations regarding such growth. The conference concluded…

UbiQD: UbiGro luminescent film improving cannabis yield through spectral modification

“UbiGro is well proven in cannabis production, so now it’s time to sell the product and get it into more greenhouses,” says Eric Moody, Director of Sales at UbiQD. UbiQD is a nanotechnology company using quantum dots to produce luminescent films, with its UbiGro film developed specifically for greenhouse…

Healthy Hydroponics analyzes microbiomes from vegetable, fruit, and cannabis growers

"Helpful microbes, happy plants"

A large-scale microbiome project across 12 commercial hydroponic farms in Canada has been ongoing since September 2020. The project, Healthy Hydroponics, is led by Metagenom Bio Life Science, a…

Katie Sieverding

US (SD):: Hemp takes a foothold in grain, fiber in South Dakota’s first year

South Dakota farmers are harvesting hemp on 1,600 acres in 2021, and state officials say they expect that number to grow in 2022. Katie Sieverding, Executive Director of the state’s hemp program, said interest is strong as word about hemp travels the South Dakota farming grapevine in the first year of…

Jim Rearden, BioTherm Solutions:

“For some crops our cooling systems have become a must, rather than an option”

“There is now a new demand for using mechanical systems to cool and dehumidify,” says Jim Rearden, CEO of BioTherm. BioTherm offers air conditioning systems that safely cool and dehumidify the greenhouse, to reduce any disease or mold spores. Rearden explains the advantage of mechanical cooling systems,…

Green Farmers

Tom Varga, co-founder and CEO of Green Farmers

"We are bringing together something truly special"

Everyone involved in the cannabis industry is super excited to be part of such a booming sector; sometimes, people might even be a bit too excited. This hype has sometimes pushed some people to make grandiose statements, even before they could actually act on it. That has caused companies and investors…

Dutch Passion

Case study: Together Pharma x Dutch Passion

Are breeding priorities such as quality and yield incompatible?

The Israeli cannabis industry is one of the most advanced in the world. A thriving market for cannabis companies exists thanks to a framework of supportive cultivation laws, some progressive open-minded government thinking, and friendly legislation. One Israeli licensed cannabis grower that has done…

Ingenious farmers will show new level of creativity

What’s ahead for California and water?

With severe to exceptional drought affecting approximately 95 percent of California, questions are emerging about what lies ahead for this state’s agricultural near future. Matt Dusi of San Francisco, CA-based Wells Fargo’s food & agribusiness industry advisors team notes that as growers moved into 2021,…

Latin America and the risk of becoming the world's "cannabis barn"

Eight years ago, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize cannabis for all its uses. Over time, the Charrúa lands were filled with crops and the country became a pioneer in the international trade of the plant. However, today it is at risk of becoming the "world's cannabis granary" and…

How does plant architecture manipulation affect cannabinoid standardization in medical cannabis?

Uniformity and consistency are the top priorities every medical cannabis grower strives for. Yet, product uniformity has been one of the biggest issues of the industry since its inception. This has been mainly because research on best cannabis cultivation practices has been lagging behind immensely over…

Grow Rebates | Hygge Farms

Selecting the right strain for your grow

The selection of the genetic to grow is a very delicate matter for a grower. They need to find the right balance between the growing conditions and the market demand. This is exactly the topic that Brandon Parker with Hygge Farms discusses in the latest episode of Grower Rebates. Specifically, Brandon…

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Dioecious hemp plants do not express significant sexually dimorphic morphology in the seedling stage

Some economically important crop species are dioecious, producing pollen and ovules on distinct, unisexual, individuals. On-the-spot diagnosis of sex is important to breeders…

US: Richmond-based cannabis cultivation supplier grows into warehouse, opens new stores

Happy Trees Agricultural Supplies is growing like a weed. The year-old Richmond-based cannabis cultivation supply company recently opened stores in Petersburg and near…

US (VA): Cannabis cultivation supplier grows into warehouse and opens new stores

Happy Trees Agricultural Supplies is growing like a weed. The year-old Richmond-based cannabis cultivation supply company recently opened stores in Petersburg and near Fredericksburg and also moved into its first dedicated warehouse facility. Happy Trees sells soils, grow lights, nutrients, and other…

CAN: No light pollution, no pricy hydro at sunshiny outdoor pot farm

Those behind one of Canada’s first legal outdoor cannabis growing operations refuse to criticize their multimillion-dollar high-tech greenhouse competitors, but they’ll happily point to what makes their pot different and special. Part of it is the direct sunlight fuelling the growth, the fresh air from…

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Designing low-cost soil moisture sensors for greenhouse irrigation management

Precise and quick estimates of soil moisture content for the purpose of irrigation scheduling are fundamentally important. They can be accomplished through the continuous monitoring of moisture content in the root zone area, which can be accomplished through automatic soil moisture sensors. Commercial…

Janet Rippy, BioDART:

"We can make your data work for you"

Growers are always interested in trying to produce their crops better, more efficiently, or quicker to market. "But before trying something different (a new fertilizer, substrate or amendment, genetics or a process), they would probably want to see how it will work before using it for their entire…

Special gutter system provides cleaner, algae-free drainage water for cannabis cultivation

Meteor Systems has developed a cultivation system. It has GM-14 gutter pipes and a drip irrigation system. This irrigation and gutter system work together. The drip system is pressure-regulated and self-closing. The GM-14 gutters and Supertif drip system are ideally suited for cannabis cultivation. That's according…

Control system helps Australian grower bring quality and consistency to Australia

“Quality and consistency matter” when it comes to medical cannabis cultivation. It’s a key message that CannaPacific conveys when you visit their site . In a highly regulated industry, the Australian biotechnology startup must ensure that its products meet stringent quality requirements. The staff must…

Dutch Passion

5 critical tips for setting up a successful indoor cannabis facility

The recent changes to the medical cannabis laws around the world have created a great deal of interest in the business opportunities for growers and experts in controlled-environment cultivation. That said, developing more effective cannabis-based medicinal products and improving patient access to these…

Paal Elfstrum, CEO Wheatfield Gardens

“Real-time lighting control is a critical element in our strategy"

In 2015, a group of investors purchased an abandoned 12.5-acre greenhouse facility in North Tonawanda, N.Y., that they named Wheatfield Gardens. Located about 10 miles north of Buffalo, the Venlo glass greenhouse was constructed in the early 1990s by a local power company called Oxbow Power. The…

Introducing organic baby hemp greens

Field Fresh Farms, a grower/shipper of conventional and organic produce, will introduce its new baby hemp greens product at PMA Foodservice at booth 506 in Monterey, CA on July 21-22. Available as a baby leaf offering and as an ingredient in leafy green mixes to both foodservice and retail, this…

US (NM): Does New Mexico have enough water for cannabis?

Where some see desert, Cid and Medina Isbell see opportunity.Standing on a plot on their 30-acre property just north of Madrid, NM, they envision a greenhouse full of cannabis plants where brush, sunflowers and cactuses now grow. They are among many hopeful entrepreneurs who see New Mexico’s upcoming…

US (FL): Can hemp be cultivated in Florida? Not without legal and environmental risks, UF study finds

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has concluded a two-year pilot study to measure hemp cultivation possibilities in Florida.  The project aimed to assess hemp suitability, develop management strategies and evaluate the invasion risk in Florida. The university monitored…

“Searching for new cannabis cultivars is what I love the most”

From corporate finance to genetics hunting

“I was in corporate finance from the moment I got out of college,” says Kevin Farmer, founder of CannaFarmer and Farmer’s Select Genetics. “With my previous company, we were working on an IPO listing but then, the company was acquired and I was left out of the job. That’s when I decided to open…

What are the effects of Rhizophagus irregularis on cannabis growth and quality?

Considering the little room for error that cannabis growers have, it is critical to ensure that their plants consistently produce high-quality flowers. One of the ways to stimulate better growth is the use of PGPMs, Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms, in nutrient solutions. As the Spanish grower…

Dehumidification systems give growers a 'steering wheel'

Research by Delphy* has shown that effective dehumidification in combination with good air movement can largely prevent botrytis in the cannabis crop. This is of course music to the ears of Eef Zwinkels of Royal Brinkman, who is able to realise exactly this with "his" DryGair at the grower. "I have done…

Profile Products partners with FibreDust for new coir and engineered fiber blocks

"Combining benefits of coir and fiberes into one ready-to-use block"

Profile Products, the manufacturer of HydraFiber engineered fiber substrate, is partnering with FibreDust, a supplier of coconut coir production, to provide growers and blenders with a preblended mix option that combines the benefits of coir and engineered fibers into one ready-to-use block. FibreDust…

“Without the fog unit, temperatures would have soared to crop damaging amounts”

A temperature of 50 degrees might not come as a surprise for North American growers, but only when you're talking in Fahrenheit. These weeks the temperature in Lytton, Canada rose to an incredible 49.6 degrees Celsius. It’s a new record, but more importantly, it’s also a trend. “Whereas averages suggest…

Klasmann-Deilmann acquires Australian Growing Solutions Pty

“The global demand for growing media constantly increases"

With effect from July 31, 2021, Klasmann-Deilmann is taking over Australian Growing Solutions Pty Ltd (AGS). AGS is the largest and most renowned supplier of raw materials and substrates to the Australian commercial horticulture market. Both companies are linked by a long-standing partnership. With this…

AgricUltra:

Manage only the environment that matters: the canopy

“We offer a completely integrated product and take all of the guesswork out, whether it relates to chillers, controls, air handling units, adjustable nozzles, etc.,” says Emil Breza, co-founder, president and CEO of AgricUltra Advancements. AgricUltra is a Canadian company that designs and develops…

Growers (re)discover the sunlight spectrum

It is (almost) dark in the herb and lettuce cultivation at Urban Agrotech and on the bottom layer in the lettuce cultivation at From Boer, yet the sun still often shines. This is possible because an exact replica of sunlight is hanging inside in the form of a light fixture made by the manufacturer…

Hempire State Growers

US (NY): Seeding a better future for cannabis growers

Agriculture has never been an industry known for its cushy margins. With the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in New York, however, there are many interested parties hoping to get in on their share of the harvest. But for Amy and Gail Hepworth of Hempire State Growers, interest in cannabis…


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