Innovations

CA: Delta company creates system to handle cannabis waste

A Delta company that has developed a portable technology for processing cannabis waste celebrated the official product launch Monday. Having already developed an innovate…

Producing cannabis without plants

Canadian companies are racing to get an edge in the new frontier of the cannabis industry — which does not involve the leafy green plant at all. An increasing number of licensed producers and biotechnology firms are moving towards synthetic production of THC and other cannabinoids in a lab, using…

US (UT): State universities to collaborate in legal cannabis research

Two leading universities in the state, University of Utah and Utah State University, are collaborating in legal hemp research. After the 2018 Farm Bill was signed in December,…

"Stay open to experimentation"

In an opinion piece by Cody Yaeger, the relationship between the cannabis industry and experimentation is explored. "The beauty of growing any plant is there are a thousand ways to proceed and obtain…

"Cannabis isn't lettuce"

Not many people can boast almost 50 years of experience within the horticultural industry. Glenn Behrman, President and founder of Greentech Agro and CEA Advisors and developer of the Growtainer® and Growracks®, is part of this very exclusive group. “In 2010 I was among the first to see potential in indoor farming. But first, I…

"Condensation and high ventilation perfect for cannabis cultivation"

Tailor-made structures for the ETFE film

F-Clean Foil is a unique film that demands a tailor made structure. This is what the engineering team at Profit Agro had in mind when they developed the new construction for the F-clean film. They introduced it to the market as their ‘Top Light Greenhouse’, but every structure and solution they supply is…

Using LED to grow cannabis

When Highland Grow first started growing, they installed traditional high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights. They quickly ran into challenges in their growing rooms. The HPS fixtures frequently caused the rooms to overheat and dry out. As a result, the plants were not producing consistently dense buds. Frank MacMaster, President of…

US (PA): Pennsylvania state looking for cannabis researchers

The state of Pennsylvania opened another round of applications for cannabis companies that want to get involved with the research side of things. Specifically, companies can now apply to partner with research institutions in the state. Companies that are approved by the state and that enter partnerships…

Simulation tool Kassim online

Practicing with climate in the greenhouse without risk of real crop damage

Training online with the optimal heating of a greenhouse or applying the basic principles of Next Generation Growing in a simulation? This is possible with Kassim, a…

The Regional Water Authorities of Limburg contributes € 150,000 to a lectureship called ‘Soil'

Judith van de Mortel started as a lecturer for ‘Healthy plants in vital and sustainable soil’ at the HAS University of Applied Sciences in Venlo last year. This new lectureship focuses on the interaction between plants and the soil they grow in. The Regional Water Authorities of Limburg is now…

"New developments increase fire safety in greenhouses"

Fire is generally not something you want at your greenhouse horticulture company, so it's a good thing there are an increasing number of innovative fire safety solutions for…

plastics thermoformer unveils custom design services

“Need for greater automation pushes our new designs”

T.O. Plastics, a thermoformer for the horticulture industry, is unveiling its products suitable for the cannabis, hemp and microgreens markets, as well as its Customer Design Center services for all horticulture applications. “The horticulture industry is very familiar with our product catalog where…

CA (BC): Lab in development at Delta 9

NanoSphere Health Sciences has started working on the production facility for NanoSphere’s products in Canada, based at the Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “We’re working hard to get production underway in April, with the goal of getting final approval for the first sales of…

first step towards cannabis in Belgium

Belgium will get research institute for medicinal cannabis

Is Belgium next in line to legalise the cultivation of medicinal cannabis? The first step has been taken. On February 26, 2019, the parliamentary committee of health approved a bill for the establishment of a government controlled cannabis agency. This agency is to regulate cultivation and trade in…

US (CA): Dutch technology powers 3 ha MMJ greenhouse

In Cathedral City, a neighborhood located next to Palm Springs in the Palm Desert, a 3 hectare project is being built for medicinal cultivation. Unique to this project is the use of the JSK cooling system, an in-house designed innovation by Certhon. In addition to the design and installation of the JSK…

CAN (BC): Miracle Valley to produce MMJ with RotoGro system

Australian hydroponics company RotoGro has secured an order from a Canadian cannabis producer worth $2.3 million. Miracle Valley, a Health Canada Licensed Producer, is currently building a 29,000 square foot cultivation and manufacturing facility in British Colombia. Phase one of the facility is…

US (OH): Two universities apply for MMJ laboratory testing

In response to the Request For Applications from Ohio’s public institutions of higher education that was announced on July 26, 2017, the Department of Commerce received two…

Israel: Hebrew University launches MMJ research center

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has announced the launch of a Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research. The new Center will serve as one of the world’s leading institutes for conducting and coordinating research on cannabinoids, endocannabinoids and medical Cannabis. In addition, it will…

Israel looks to leverage tech in lucrative MMJ market

Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge exporter in the rapidly-growing market for medical-grade cannabis. With estimates that the global market for medical marijuana could reach $50 billion by…

Oxford University launches MMJ research programme

Oxford University and Kingsley Capital Partners have launched a new research programme to investigate the role of cannabinoids in biology and medicine. The programme aims to develop new therapies for acute and chronic conditions including pain, cancer and inflammatory disease. Through an initial…

US (CA): Greenhouse PhD brings science to MMJ cultivation

Plant scientist Allison Justice is the VP of Horticulture at Outlier Collective in California. The cannabis company prides themselves on their indoor and greenhouse harvests, which are grown with sustainable methods, using beneficial insects, fungi and organic oils to ensure top quality. Rooted in…

Lift cart collects data while crop work is done

It looks like a lift cart, it works like a lift cart but it’s not just a lift cart. The new Ecoation machine, the OKO lift cart, not only enables workers to lower, clip or twist the plants, but at the same time collects a large amount of data, offering insights on the crop and the expected yield.…

US (FL): Tecogen sells chiller to MMJ business

Tecogen, a clean energy company providing natural gas-powered on-site power, heating and cooling equipment, has announced the sale of three of its Tecochill "STx Series" chillers to an indoor cannabis growing operation near Tampa, FL. This marks Tecogen's first sale into Florida's recently legalized…


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