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    Get The Most Out of Nitrogen

    Farmers the world over know the value of having good soil, and the pivotal role that fertilizer takes in making that happen. Fertilizer comes in bags marked with N-P-K numbers, N for Nitrogen, P for Phosphorous, and K for Potassium. Much can be said about these three numbers, but for now, we’re going to talk […]

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      A Tough Year

      Conditions have not been kind to outdoor cannabis cultivators in Southern Oregon this year. Russet mites swept the area this summer, and then the record rainfall of this past month has brought a different peril: mold. “At first I was freaked out about how much we are losing,” said Brent Kenyon, who’s burning about a […]

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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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