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Shaping Tips for Professional Cultivators Cultivation Grow 

Shaping Tips for Professional Cultivators

Canopy shape has a significant impact on your company’s bottom line, and that’s seen in the many different canopy shapes cultivators are trying out. No clear consensus has emerged on which approach is best, and that is not surprising for a young industry. These shapes are being created by growers using the familiar techniques of pruning, pinching, trellising and super cropping. Add light, nutrients, hormones and plant spacing to your shaping toolkit, and you can deliver the lowest-cost canopy management program for any growing situation. Here, we review a handful…

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Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana Grow Industry Medical 

Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating millions in revenue and tens of thousands of jobs. Aponte, a 29-year-old biologist and chemical engineer, had been thinking of joining the wave of young Puerto Rican professionals heading to the U.S. to seek work — an exodus that has aggravated the U.S. territory’s woes. But then he saw the saw the island’s medical marijuana…

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Mr. Hemp and the Amazing Dream Crop Cultivation Grow 

Mr. Hemp and the Amazing Dream Crop

On a sweltering July night, Michael Bowman entered the Washington, D.C., watering hole The Dubliner to meet a member of Law Enforcement Action Partnership with ties close to the White House. As a longtime advocate for federal public policy that strengthens rural communities with a focus on soil health, biochar, renewable energy, and environmental markets, Bowman has been to the United States capitol many times. But this trip was different. Since the passage of Colorado’s Amendment 64 in 2012, his focus has turned exclusively to industrial hemp policy. His decade-plus…

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GROW Q&A: SHOULD I ADJUST PH WHEN GROWING POT OUTDOORS? Grow 

GROW Q&A: SHOULD I ADJUST PH WHEN GROWING POT OUTDOORS?

Dear Dan, If you were doing an outdoor grow, would you still pH balance your nutrients to 6.5? Isn’t rainwater at around a pH balance of 8? If you use a plastic 55-gallon drum with drippers could you put a funnel on the top of it to collect rainwater? And if you added your nutes to this 55-gallon drum what would you do about the pH balance? Thanks! — Climbing Higher Read the full article

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STRAIN REVIEW: EMPIRE WELLNESS CBD Grow Strains 

STRAIN REVIEW: EMPIRE WELLNESS CBD

Empire Wellness is creating some of the most flavorful and aromatic products that I’ve tried so far in the CBD isolate world. Infused with a selection of cannabis terpenes, the 99% pure CBD isolate crystals hold onto some power on the nose and tongue. Empire Wellness offers pure and infused CBD isolates, live resin CBD wax, oils, terpenes, candy gummies and much more. I picked up some CBD live resin wax, as well a few citrus-based CBD isolate flavors. Let me break them down. Read the full article

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Shape Your Success Cultivation Grow 

Shape Your Success

Canopy shape has a significant impact on your company’s bottom line, and that’s seen in the many different canopy shapes cultivators are trying out. No clear consensus has emerged on which approach is best, and that is not surprising for a young industry. These shapes are being created by growers using the familiar techniques of pruning, pinching, trellising and super cropping. Add light, nutrients, hormones and plant spacing to your shaping toolkit, and you can deliver the lowest-cost canopy management program for any growing situation. Here, we review a handful…

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What You Can Learn From Tobacco Curing Grow News 

What You Can Learn From Tobacco Curing

Cannabis used to be so colorful: Acapulco Gold, brown Colombian, bright green Oaxaca big bud and, our personal favorite, redder-than-red Thai stick. The colors were the result of a variety of drying techniques that often involved drying the product under the sun, whose energy enacted chemical changes in the plant material, changing its color. This change is not something we see much of today because everyone cures in the dark to purposely avoid color change. Maybe it’s time to turn back the hands of time and see if we can…

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How Friday Night Inc. Is Growing in Nevada Grow News 

How Friday Night Inc. Is Growing in Nevada

With a new and booming adult-use market in Las Vegas, cultivators like Friday Night Inc. have been kicking production into high gear to keep up with consistently strong sales. Along with its recently acquired subsidiary, Las Vegas’ Alternative Medicine Association (AMA), the Canadian company—which produces its own line of cannabis-based extracts—achieved such high sales records that it is evaluating real estate options in Las Vegas in hopes of creating a larger footprint for the AMA facility. Read the full article

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GROW Q&A: WHAT CAN I YIELD FROM ONE POT PLANT? Grow 

GROW Q&A: WHAT CAN I YIELD FROM ONE POT PLANT?

Dear Rogue, There are so many factors that will determine how much dry flower you ultimately harvest from a plant. It’s difficult to predict without some determining components, but I’ll take a stab at it. Obviously, indoor and outdoor yields will also vary, so I will give you a few scenarios and hopefully answer your question satisfactorily. Indoors, under 1000-watt HPS lighting, at an average of a 4-week vegetative time and with your plant in a 5-gallon bucket, you should yield approximately one quarter of a pound (112 grams) of…

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