Cultivation

Early Freeze In Colorado Could Cost Weed & Hemp Farmers Millions

Earlier than normal cold conditions could result in lots of loss flower for farmers.

An early cold snap that swept through Colorado on Tuesday and into Wednesday drove temperatures below freezing and dumped inches of snow, potentially destroying millions of dollars worth of outdoor cannabis and hemp plants.

Cannabis Demand Leading to Land Rush for Growers in Many Areas

While the coronavirus pandemic has caused the collapse of retail businesses across the globe, there is one thing people have been buying more of during months of lockdown: marijuana.

The legal cannabis industry set sales records across the United States and Canada over the past six months, according to cannabis analytics firm New Frontier Data, which partially attributed the market’s growth to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Cannabis Testing Regulations Are Outdated. Here's How To Fix Them.

Start by understanding what works and what doesn't work.

The cannabis industry has a testing problem — and it may not be going away anytime soon. Why? Inexperienced technicians, unscrupulous labs, outdated testing regulations, and inferior testing equipment all factor into the inconsistencies and false results that plague the business. 

Will The Hemp Industry Revive New York's Economy?

One Upstate county welcomes the hemp industry as a way to reinvigorate its economy.

Nestled near the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers in Upstate New York, the city of Binghamton and the surrounding county, Broome, was always a hotbed of agriculture and manufacturing. From the rivers to railroads to highways, the area has been at the hub of transportation networks and grew steadily through the 20th century.

Defining Genetic Drift in Cannabis Cultivation

 

Growing a consistent, high-quality crop relies on understanding the science behind the plant.

Over time, the cannabis plant has revolutionized the world of medicine and the lifestyle of humankind. Its phytochemicals –Cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and the likes – have proven beneficial in improving mental health and physical well-being, promoting interest in the cannabis plant and encouraging large-scale and small-scale cultivation.

As Mainstream Greenhouses Pivot To Hemp, Producers Talk Costs, Rewards

Hemp can get off to a stronger and faster start in farmers' fields if it's been properly germinated or rooted as young plants.

Hemp plants in a hurry? There’s a hack for that.

Hemp can get off to a stronger and faster start in farmers’ fields if it’s been properly germinated or rooted as young plants, greenhouse operators say.

How Cultivating CBD Hemp Plants Differs from Industrial Hemp Cultivation

There is a lot of misinformation everywhere about CBD hemp and Industrial Hemp. Most articles online state that CBD is also derived from industrial hemp. It’s true that industrial hemp has thousands of different uses but CBD hemp is a totally different species of the hemp plant. In this article, we get rid of this confusion by showing you how cultivating CBD hemp differs from Industrial hemp.

Cultivating industrial Hemp

The Psychrometrics of Cannabis from Production through Post-Harvest

 

Controlling the Properties of Moist Air to promote growth and mitigate fungal activity.

Psychrometrics is the study of moist air. What most people don’t know is that there are a lot of properties of moist air. The psychrometric condition of a cannabis grow room plays a large part in how plants function. It can affect the growth and final yield as well as having implications in the spread of disease, mold, and mildew. The same holds true for Drying and Curing as well as Processing and Packaging.