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Trial results: "F1 hybrid cannabis seeds are 15% more profitable"

In a recent joint trial, Grodan and F1 SeedTech have demonstrated that it is possible to increase the gross margin in medicinal crop cultivation by at least 15%. This will come as welcome news to growers who are urgently looking for ways to improve their efficiency, whether because of price pressure…

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Noble completes first export of 3000 tissue culture explants to Portugal

Noble announced the safe arrival of the first 3000 explants of “Fine Cookies” (Ice Cream X Biscotti) to BatheraFarms in Portugal. As part of Noble’s Premium Genetics Program, a total of 9000 explants will be provided to the Portuguese Cultivator. The agreement will grant BatheraFarms exclusive right to…

Shai Ramsahai, Royal Queen Seeds:

More uniformity, bigger yield, higher THC: “F1 hybrids are the future of the cannabis industry”

"One of the main problems F1 hybrids solve is that growers no longer need to deal with a lack of uniformity in their crop. Now, with F1 hybrids, growers can raise plants with exactly the same characteristics—such as plant height, maturation period, and flower yield," says Shai Ramsahai, Manager of Royal…

Ray Thek, Quill Labs:

Capacity reached in 3 days: “There is an insane demand for risk-free cannabis clones”

“Had we known the demand would be to this extent, we would have directed ourselves to a larger capacity. Now, we’ve already expanded our facility and are hoping to add a new one in the near future,” says Ray Thek, Co-Founder of Quill Labs. The new company has only been operational for four months and has…

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"We've accelerated cannabis breeding using target sequencing"

Trilogene Seeds announces advanced cannabis research. The team is at the validation stage of developing an NGS solution for cannabis genetic improvement with the aim of accurately targeting genes of interest and accelerating breeding for commercial cannabis cultivation. The diecious nature of cannabis…

“Cannabis propagators should consider retipping to expand their liner production”

“There are limitations when relying on mother stock plants and stem cuttings for propagation, as they can accumulate pathogens and lose vigor over time. Therefore, there is interest in the micropropagation of cannabis for the production of uniform, vigorous and pathogen-free clones. However,…

Royal Queen Seeds launches F1 hybrid cannabis seeds

Royal Queen Seeds now offers true F1 cannabis hybrids with the uniformity, stability, and yield quality needed by the budding legal cannabis industry, according to the company. "Bred from pure inbred lines, RQS F1 seeds aim to revolutionize the world of cannabis, offering a stable crop and a consistent…

CannaPharmaRx secures new genetic strains

CannaPharmaRx has secured new genetic strains of cannabis for its declaration. This declaration gets submitted to Health Canada and will allow the new strains to be sold to…

"Breeding partnership to result in five unique US exotic varieties"

Seed bank Silent Seeds and breeder Mario Guzman, founder of Sherbinskis, are proud to announce their partnership in a range of five unique US exotic varieties. Following an initial collaboration with the rapper Booba and the creation of his own seed strain (B-45), the Silent Seeds teams are proud to be…

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High Tide enters new vertical in the United States with launch of cannabis seeds

High Tide has begun selling cannabis seeds in the United States, initially through its wholly-owned subsidiaries Grasscity and Smoke Cartel. The Company plans to expand seed sales to additional online retail platforms within its portfolio in 2023. This launch comes on the heels of the American Drug…

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US (CA): Phinest Cannabis introduces symbiotic genetics into the tissue culture roster

Phinest Cannabis announced a new licensing agreement with Symbiotic Genetics. Under the agreement, Phinest nursery is granted a license for two cannabis cultivars, one exclusively, for sale to licensed cultivators and retailers throughout California.  Founded in 2014, Symbiotic Genetics has proven their reputation…

"Increased health, yield, resistance, and secondary metabolite production"

What’s the difference between F1 hybrids and the traditional cannabis strains?

The vast majority of cannabis seeds available are marketed as hybrids. But not all hybrids are the same. Most of the cannabis seeds available at seed banks and dispensaries are called strains, meaning they are the progeny of two non-fixed parents. "While many of them offer good results, they lack the…

Towards peat-free potting soil and substrate

The use of peat in potting soil and substrate is under pressure. Fourteen organizations, including the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the Action Group TurfVrij, and the Association of Potting Soil and Substrate Manufacturers of the Netherlands (VPN), recently agreed on how the peat…

Brian Bain, Mother Labs:

“We continue to breed towards ‘the unicorns’: the perfect cannabis cultivars”

"Cannabis growers are always looking for the perfect cultivar, which we call 'the unicorn.' The perfect cultivar has strong vigor, natural pest and pathogen resistance, high potency, and terpenes, and is easy to grow," says Brian Bain, Founder, and CEO of Mother Labs. The Canadian company is the largest…


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