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Characterization and analysis of pheromones

Pheromones are natural molecules used by living beings to communicate with other members of their species, and by humans to protect crops. Synthetic, carefully crafted pheromones are utilized to cause sexual confusion in parasites and protect plants from their attacks while preventing the release of…

Hop, a close cousin of cannabis

The seed company Dinafem investigated the relationship between hop and cannabis, pointing out the similarities of the two, to the point that Dinafem says that hop is a 'close cousin of cannabis'. The connection between these two plants surely is intriguing as it allows to shed some light on lesser known aspects and…

US (KY): Murray State University announces center for agricultural hemp

Murray State University has announced a new Center for Agricultural Hemp The center will be administered by the University’s Hutson School of Agriculture in coordination with industry partners. With the leadership of Congressman James Comer, who first introduced and requested Murray State’s involvement…

Are you ready for robots?

Think your production nursery is too small to benefit now from recent improvements in robotics and artificial intelligence targeted towards broadscale cropping? University of Sydney researchers may just get you thinking again. There has been much talk recently about how robots will improve farm productivity and environmental…

Cannabis can now be produced in labs without any plants needed

Proponents of the many uses of marijuana often tout their favorite drug by noting that it comes from an all-natural source: the cannabis plant. But that might soon change,…

Constructing a cannabis galaxy

Mowgli Holmes has been working to map cannabis genotypes at his Portland, Oregon, company Phylos since 2014. As cannabis growers across the world send samples for testing, Phylos employs modern molecular genetics and computational biology to create a “galaxy” visually representing hundreds of cannabis cultivars and how they…

Malaysia: Marijuana can be cultivated for medicinal purposes

Marijuana can be cultivated for medicinal purposes in Malaysia, all you need is to obtain permission from the Minister of Health, according to National Anti-Drug Agency Director General, Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah. Speaking to Harian Metro, he said there is a provision in the Malaysian law that allowed…

US (WI): Proposal to reform marijuana laws

Governor Tony Evers today announced that his budget will include proposals to legalize medical marijuana, decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal…

Israel's cannabis revolution

There’s no doubt about it: 2019 is the “Year of Cannabis” in Israel. On Jan. 27, the government approved the export of medical marijuana, causing the stock of eight companies producing cannabis and its byproducts to skyrocket hundreds of points on the local exchange. Meanwhile, on April 1, two important reforms go into effect.…

US (CT): Course on marijuana at UConn

In a greenhouse at the bottom of Horsebarn Hill, a few plants stand much taller than the rest, the tops of their green, dissected leaves tickling the grow lights that feed them 18 hours of ‘‘sunshine’’ per day. That still wasn’t enough for these hemp plants, which started to flower despite researchers’…


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