Here we identify the main sources of disease that could impact grow operations and best practices for clean cannabis.
Growers and Growing
Ask the Experts: Cultivation, Part II: What Type of Cultivation Do You Find to be the Most Effective for Your Cannabis Plants?
What are the biggest challenges in cannabis cultivation? Our panel of experts discuss indoor versus outdoor; the reasons why one is preferred over the other; and how the outcome influences the properties of the plant itself.
High-Tech Imaging System Provides a Deeper Dive Into the Health and Well-Being of the Cannabis Plant
There is a better, high-tech way of making sure cannabis plants are truly healthy. Here's how.
This article explores how vapor pressure differentials (VPD) affect transpiration rates in cannabis plants. Understanding of VPD at different temperatures and relative humidities, and its effect on this process, is important to gain maximum plant growth.
The cannabis industry is constrained by the continued use of acronyms and nonstandard abbreviations for strain naming in lieu of a scientific-based standardized classification convention or lexicon. Applying chemometric tools can result in not only the authentication of a given cannabis cultivar but also provide a quality control mechanism for both cannabis flower and any resulting cannabis-based drugs.
In this installment of “Cannabis Crossroads,” we take a closer look at the hemp revolution, and more specifically, academic hemp research.
Right From the Grow: A Look at Sampling and Sample Preparation Methods of Solid Cannabis for Analysis
Laboratories are challenged with highly regulated and difficult sample schematics, sample preparation, extraction, and testing procedures that try to ensure accuracy and precision of testing. Accuracy in analytical testing starts at the very beginning with sampling and sample preparation prior to testing.
Driven by the need to save energy and reduce operational costs, indoor growers are turning to alternative means of illuminating their cannabis crop. In more and more indoor grows, high-intensity discharge lamps (HIDs) are being swapped out for light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
What are the typical sources of pathogen and pest contamination in grow facilities? Find out and receive practical advice on how to reduce the associated risks by using some best practices.
Priscilla Vilchis, owner and CEO of Premium Produce, was the first licensed female minority in L.A. County, California, and the youngest female minority to be licensed in Nevada. She recently spoke to us about her experience in the cannabis industry, advice for newcomers, and more.