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UY: Cannabis blockchain app to improve supply chain traceability

The blockchain’s traceability capabilities have opened the doors to various exciting applications that cut across global industries. UruguayCan, a medical cannabis company, is seeking to leverage this feature by creating an app for tracking medical cannabis production. This cannabis blockchain app is…

Newly discovered plant gene could boost phosphorus intake

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered an important gene in plants that could help agricultural crops collaborate better with underground fungi—providing them with wider root networks and helping them to absorb phosphorus. The discovery has the potential to increase agricultural…

NZ: Scientists excited by the promise of hemp crops

We soon got used to cooking and eating exotic proteins and grains like chickpeas, couscous and quinoa. Now, attention has turned to hemp in the search for other productive, environmentally friendly food crops. Hemp has had a slightly shady image, which is undeserved. It’s a type of cannabis plant but…

after Sysmex Partec merger more convenience with flow cytometer:

"Flow cytometry as a total solution is now suitable for everyone"

A breeder (or a grower) who, by doing crossing, is looking for new varieties, really only wants one thing: quick and easy insight into the amount of DNA and chromosomes that a piece of plant material contains. After the takeover of Partec by Sysmex in 2013, Partec's flow cytometer, with customer…

Moroccan students build off-grid house made almost entirely from hemp and solar panels

A team of students in Morocco have successfully developed an environmentally sustainable home made almost exclusively from hemp and solar panels. The building was erected as an entry into the SUNIMPLANT project’s ‘Solar Decathlon’, a competition organized by the United States Department of Energy and…

A company to grow cannabis for you and deliver when it's ready

Even as cannabis legalization increases around the world, rules surrounding growing it at home can be as varied as they are confusing. Even once all of the regulations are…

US (CO): Helix Technologies unveils cultivation business intelligent platform

Helix Technologies has released Cannalytics Business Intelligence for cultivators, a data platform that delivers deep insights into the production end of the cannabis industry.   "The platform is the industry’s first BI tool that integrates into cultivation software allowing growers to track and forecast yields, predict…

A custom walk-in chamber to address outdoor growth chamber challenges

A&L Biologicals’ Agroecology Research Service Center serves as a research facility dedicated to the detection of microorganisms that affect agricultural production. With plant root health as its primary objective, A&L Biologicals seeks to provide clients with research and innovative technology that…

US (CA): Large-scale production program for THC-V started

Cannabis Global continues to make progress on its "Project Varin" initiative, a project launched earlier this year designed to produce ultra-highly bioavailable exotic cannabinoids. "To date, Project Varin has produced new cannabinoid production techniques, unique time-released polymeric nanoparticles,…

US (CA): Method discovered to formulating cannabis to create specific effects and deliver consistency

When Michael Backes first began researching cannabis in the 1970s, he was most interested in improving the flavors and increasing the quality of effects he was getting from single strains. 15 years of research and one medical dispensary later, he's invented a process that effectively produces the effects…

Robert Bacchi, G'Stato

How technology can positively impact a cultivation business

An often overlooked but critical area in any business is the effective application of technology. Its positive impact requires a deliberate strategy and execution, but let’s talk about the areas of your business which will benefit from the proper use of technology.  Operational Impact and ProductivityDevoting…

US (PA): Grower invents classifier device for cannabis flowers

"I'm a grower and I wanted to create a time-saving way to classify cannabis buds," said an inventor, from Pahrump, Nev., "so I invented the Nifty Sifty." The patent-pending invention provides a more efficient way to classify cannabis buds. In doing so, it offers an improved alternative to manually…

US (FL): Team studies hydroponic hemp as toxic algae remedy

Florida researchers have started to study how hemp plants could battle toxic algae blooms by cleaning polluted waterways. If research results appear promising, they intend to grow large mats of hemp in key Florida waterways, potentially providing a source of industrial hemp fiber while also benefiting…

US: Hemp added to NNY field crops health survey

Industrial hemp and alfalfa have been added to the annual crop health survey funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP). Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) regional fields crops specialists scouted fields on 30 regional farms in 2019 for early detection of…


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