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    Trimming Techniques

    Once you’ve successfully grown large, cannabinoid-packed buds, it’s time to reap your harvest. However, this brings some problems in and of itself. Easily separating the wheat from the chaff has been a problem for farmers from time immemorial, but the marijuana plant puts you on the horns of a dilemma. Do you trim the bud […]

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      Pesticide Certification Begins

      The first ever inspection visit for Colorado’s pesticide-free cannabis certification took place recently, marking a landmark day for the Organic Cannabis Association (OCA) and the Denver Bud Company both. The inspection is the first of up to four that the company will have to pass in order to be certified as pesticide-free, and it is […]

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        Growers Put On Notice

        In the state of Washington, private labs will test cannabis samples for mold, bacteria, potency, and insects, but they will not test for pesticides. Certain pesticides are illegal to use when growing marijuana, but growers can’t get their crops tested, and the state has been very limited in their ability to test as well. That […]

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          Chrysanthemums to Cannabis

          If their request to grow medical marijuana is approved, Van Hoekelen Greenhouses (VHG) will be putting their horticultural expertise to use in joining Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana industry. For Alexander van Hoekelen, the logic behind the proposed new company, TheraBloom is simple. “We’re taking what we do, the best of VHG, and putting it in TheraBloom,” […]

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            A Not So Funny Smell

            The marijuana grower and distributor Starbuds was recently forced to close the doors on its smallest grow house in Denver, after the city chose not to renew the location’s grow license. The decision came after the city received a number of complaints from neighbors about the smell. “It’s just a nasty odor, I don’t like […]

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              Got Zinc?

              You may have seen zinc advertised as an anti-cold and flu medication, and with good reason. Most people don’t get enough zinc in their diet, and correcting that deficiency can take a day or two off your illness, or better yet, prevent it entirely. Interestingly, that deficiency starts at the soil, and most crops aren’t […]

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                Worth Listening To

                It can be tough to get hard info in the cannabis cultivation community. Much of the research we need is on hold, awaiting marijuana rescheduling, and what knowledge we have is often hard-won, and first-hand. However, advice is free, and listening to your fellow growers may spark some ideas. Steffon Tranchmontagne, owner of Maine-based marijuana […]

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                  Which to Choose Silver or White

                  According to a recent piece by Leafly’s Germany Correspondent, Michael Knodt, American marijuana growers may want to change the lining of their indoor operations. Or, at least, the color. Most grow tents are lined with white or silver for a simple reason, the more light reaches the plants, the lower your overall electric bill. White […]

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                    Farmers Welcome Tax

                    If voters in Humboldt County, California, accept an extra measure that appears on their ballots this November, they’ll make the county the first in the history of the state to tax cannabis farmers. The tax has a rate of $1 to $3 per square foot of cultivation. Indoor grows are the most heavily taxed, a […]

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                      Stems for Hydroponic Injectors

                      New Injector Stems that read in Milliliters and Teaspoons per gallon has beenintroduced by Dosatrol International, Inc.. These new stems are perfect for Hydroponic growers and are featured on the D25RE09BPVFHY – 11 GPM and D14MZ3000BPVFHY – 14 GPM Dosatron injectors. “We just took the simplicity of the Dosatron injectors and made it even easier […]

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