Innovations

UbiQD closed a $7M series-A financing

Spectrum control at a low cost thanks to quantum dot technology

Cannabis is one of the most technologically advanced subsets of horticulture. Unlike other crops, cannabis growers have to comply with a set of regulations, along with fierce competition, which leaves little to no room for error. That’s why they heavily rely on automation and innovative technology;…

CAN (BC): Company grows cannabis cells and trichomes in liquid media

BioHarvest Sciences is now able to consistently grow Trichomes from multiple cannabis plant strains, in liquid media. Furthermore, BioHarvest is the world's first and only company to successfully develop the proprietary knowledge required to control the production of cannabis cells in liquid media, and…

Assessing the shelf life of cannabis dried flowers

Every agricultural product is characterized by its shelf-life, which represents the time during which the quality remains intact. After this threshold, a given product starts deteriorating, resulting in a number of consequences. When it comes to cannabis, however, there isn’t still a commonly accepted…

Mapping key DNA markers for the autoflower trait to accelerate breeding elite hemp and cannabis varieties

NRGene and Kayagene ongoing collaboration was initiated over 2 years ago, beginning with genomic assembly of several of Kayagene’s cannabis and hemp breeding lines, using NRGene’s DenovoMAGIC™ technology. "Now, the companies have successfully mapped several key genes including the autoflowering gene,…

US (NY): New platform launched for accelerated development of new hemp/cannabis varieties with commercially valuable traits

22nd Century Group has developed and launched a new technology platform that will enable the Company and its partners to quickly identify and incorporate commercially valuable traits of hemp/cannabis plants to create new, stable hemp/cannabis lines. "The platform incorporates a suite of proprietary…

Cannabis micropropagation: many benefits, yet many aspects to further understand

Growing cannabis consistently is one of the biggest challenges that growers face. There are so many aspects to take into account, that it might happen that something gets overlooked. Yet, even when the workflow is flawless, a sudden pathogen outbreak might threaten the whole crop. There are many elements…

Comparative analysis reveals genes associated with masculinization in female cannabis plants

Although the cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors of horticulture. Yet, there are still many things to understand about the cannabis plant. Research on it has been slowly catching up, after years that were hampered by the illicit status of cannabis. Now, we are in the process of…

The Roofmaster: Innovations through the years

‘Never change a winning team’ is a popular saying. After all: ‘Why make adjustments to something that is already good? It often only makes things worse!’ However, if you are actually making improvements rather than just changes, that’s an entirely different matter. And that’s exactly what Besseling…

Genetic research: Production of THC and CBD really unique for cannabis plant

Scientists are increasingly learning more about the genetic composition of the cannabis plant. All genes have now been mapped so that researchers can study them in-depth. Dutch plant expert Robin van Velzen has discovered that the genes responsible for making THC, CBD and CBC originated in the cannabis…

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…


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