Innovations

Ian Potter, Vineland Research

"Being successful at innovation requires good and candid advice"

COVID-19 continues to dominate much of Canada's thinking and planning. Vineland has weathered the pandemic well, Mr. Ian Potter, President & CEO, writes in the new innovation report. "We are continuing to adapt to this ever-changing normal — a testament to our employees and their dedication to Vineland…

app calculates precise amount of nutrients

Fertilizer Calculator helps growers... calculate fertilizer

To get the right amount of your fertilizers from your plant requirement and change them as your plant grows and prepare stock solution needs lots of calculations. As a solution, the Fertilizer Calculator is created, an easy and fast available solution to understand your soil and hydroponic culture.…

CanBreed

Ido Margalit, CEO of CanBreed

The importance of cannabis gene editing for the cannabis industry

Over the course of history, the success of large-scale cultivation has been in large part dependent on the extent to which a specific crop has been domesticated. The domestication of a crop is a process that takes decades at least, yet the end result is always the same: being able to develop cultivars…

Cannabis resin now 25% more potent, global study reveals

Cannabis resin – or “hash” – has increased in strength by nearly 25% over the past half century, a major international study has revealed. Researchers with the Addiction and…

HC

HC’s fiber solutions earn USDA certification for biobased products

The HC Companies is now a recipient of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Labeling Program for both their EcoGrow and FiberGrow lines of sustainable growing containers, as well as their fiber protective packaging solutions. “For over 30 years, HC’s been providing…

Yield improvements thanks to quantum dots technology

There is not a single sector of the horticulture industry that has seen as many innovations and technology as the cannabis one. With the greenhouse share growing slowly but steadily overtaking the preference of cannabis growers, an increasing number of companies are looking into the possibility of…

Early topping might result in increased yields and shorter cycles

In commercial cannabis cultivations, growers do not usually start from seeds for a variety of reasons: uncertainty regarding genetic stability, and equal uncertainty regarding the germination rate and the eventual sex of the plant. Therefore, it has become common practice to propagate cannabis through…

Robert Davies | Dreamstime.com

Chromosome manipulation for plant breeding purposes

The transfer of genetic variability from related species into crops has been a main objective for decades in breeding programs. Breeders have used interspecific genetic crosses and alien introgression lines to achieve this goal, but the success is always dependent on the interspecific chromosome…

A genetic test predicts THC versus CBD in Cannabis plants

Farmers always face uncertainty. Extreme weather, pest outbreaks and early frosts can dampen harvests or ruin them entirely. Industrial hemp growers deal with another uncertainty — whether their Cannabis sativa crop will meet legal THC standards. The molecules CBD and THC appear in different amounts in…

H3

The (H3) Water Footprint Certification wins Innovation Hub Awards in F&V Industry Category

The (H3) Water Footprint Certification, from the AGROCOLOR company, was the winner of the Innovation Hub Awards in the F&V Industry Category, out of a total of 10 finalist fruit and vegetable products, which vied for said recognition. The defense of each finalist took place live on the Fruit Attraction…

Thomas Louveau

New research sheds light on complex genetic and metabolic traits in plants

Numerous examples of biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs) have been discovered in plant genomes, but little is known about the formation of these important examples of gene organisation. They are of interest because many of BGCs reported in plants in recent years encode compounds of agricultural importance…

Pure Harvest

US (CO): Initial testing of solar-powered cannabis cultivation light fixture

Pure Harvest Corporate is conducting research and development of its solar-powered cannabis cultivation light fixture at a licensed marijuana cultivation facility located in Denver, Colorado. This research and development is designed to prove the efficacy of its proprietary lighting technology for…

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance for potency, profile, and fingerprinting

Alongside cannabis legalization comes the mandatory testing requirements, implemented throughout all layers of the industry. Although consumers may believe otherwise, the…

Growlink

Automated nutrient delivery systems and how they work

Automated nutrient delivery systems can be expensive, and sticker shock can intimidate growers into putting off the upgrade. However, the vast majority of growers admit that the upfront investment pays off. Lower labour costs and reduced resource waste, along with saving time are enough to get many…


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