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New 100% coco growing medium introduced

Coir's durable and fibrous characteristics have made it a popular material for fabricating ship ropes for centuries. With the advent of industrialization, methods were developed to process coco into chunks and fibers, usable in a horticulture setting. Today, coir is used as a growing medium due to its…

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Argentina: Company launches first 6 medical cannabis strains

The technology-based cannabis company Conicet launched the first six varieties, and their cannabis seeds were designed purely and exclusively with national resources. They are intended for different therapeutic treatments, so they vary in the content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and…

Californian strains seen through a glass of good Cabernet

One of the frequently asked questions by LPs selecting genetics, according to Damian Nixon, Business Development Manager of Paradise Phytogenetics, is whether its selection of Californian strains actually come from California. "Some find it difficult to comprehend that a Californian strain bred and…

David Brough, Klonetics:

“Acquiring exclusive genetics is a huge plus for producers trying to differentiate themselves”

“There are so many people chasing the same type of genetics that the market ends up with everyone producing the same cannabis. The ability to acquire exclusive genetics is a huge plus for producers who are trying to differentiate themselves in a market that makes that very tough,” says David Brough, CEO…

Buffered coco coir achieves OMRI listing

Buffered coco coir that has not only been organically produced but also is OMRI listed – that's CalciGro, recently launched by FibreDust. "CalciGro offers improved nutrient uptake, lower electrical conductivity (EC), and a high cation exchange capacity (CEC), making it an ideal choice for a wide range of…

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What is the best growing medium for cannabis?

Cannabis cultivation choices are complicated. Which genetics do we cultivate for high-grade flowers, which for concentrate, and which for our nursery business? What PPFD do we want to maintain, and at what week and stage of growth? How do we deliver water, with what nutrients, and at what rate? What leaf…

Mads Ulrik Pedersen, Nordic Supreme:

Denmark: “Many cannabis growers are not aware of the real benefit of having the right genetics”

“Our varieties can give at least 15% higher yield than the standard cannabis varieties. Yet many growers are unaware and are afraid to change what they’re used to,” says Mads Ulrik Pedersen, Founder of Nordic Supreme. The Danish company is an authorized and legal breeding company, focused on developing…

Constant supply of wood fibers, another step on the road to peat-free substrates

Finnish company Novarbo has been working towards a peat-free substrate for their products for some time. Pirita Luolamaa-Vollebregt has been leading the way in working with and improving new raw materials that are both sustainable and cost-effective. A combination of wood fibers and acrotelm proves to be…

Clever Leaves Holdings Inc.

Exclusive agreement to produce cannabis genetics in Colombia

Clever Leaves announced its commercial agreement with US-based Praetorian Global to produce premium quality cannabis flower and downstream products from Clever Leaves cultivation facility in Colombia for distribution globally. Flower products resulting from the partnership will be available by Q2 2024 to…

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