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When it comes to marijuana growing in Canada, the province of British Columbia has always led the way in terms of research, quality, and production.

Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming


With agricultural lands becoming scarcer and scarcer, commercial farmers are looking up for ways to maximize production in a limited growing space. Here’s where vertical...

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Whether in a greenhouse, glasshouse, or indoors, cultivating in a protected environment is all about controlling the surrounding conditions. Out of all the various...

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We scoured the dispensaries and found 10 of the coolest cannabis strain names out there.

The Importance of Industry Born Equipment


As the cannabis industry continues to mature, the technology to process and package it is evolving as well. It's best to avoid for automated cannabis packaging systems...

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Chef Sebastian Carosi writes a love letter to heirloom tomatoes and provides us with a recipe for cannabis-infused tomato soup.

Free Water? Dehumidifier Water and Consumable Plants


Using recycled water from a growroom’s dehumidifier is tempting for a lot of growers looking to conserve water and energy. But is dehumidifier condensate water safe to...

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Lighting expert Ian Ashdown examines why there is less photosynthetically active radiation at the canopy level in a greenhouse compared to light measured outside.

Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems


With solar cells dropping in price and battery systems improving all the time, there are considerable benefits to looking at alternative energy sources for your growing...

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Your crop and fish may be getting by, but are they thriving? If not, you may want to ensure your system is circulating well and dissolved oxygen levels are ideal....

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Kate Van Druff identifies nine vegetable-eating insects and provides some ideas on how to eliminate them.

Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity


You can’t see it and you don’t even know it’s there—but the dissolved oxygen in your water supply is critical to maintaining the health and vitality of your plants.

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One of the best natural pesticides a grower can use against pest insects is a naturally occurring bacteria called bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). Eric Hopper explains why...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden


Plants need to receive a number of nutrients to thrive. An important step is keeping the bad bacteria at bay, along with establishing and maintaining the presence of the...

Sorting Machine


Long gone the days of sorting cannabis flowers by hand! By using a trimming machine, you can gain even more each month by maximizing efficiency, and reducing waste.

Experts


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Thank you for your question. I gather that one or both of your plants started as female, but, in the flowering cycle, one or both produced pollen. In the cannabis world,...

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Thank you for your question. Maintaining the optimal nutrient concentration in a hydroponic system will allow your plants to continue to perform to their full potential....

A model of a human brain next to cannabis leaves and a stethoscope.


Good question.Lately there have been articles stating that cannabis use can cause psychosis and even schizophrenia. For example, the New York Times recently published an...

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You’ve already hit the nail on the head, because one of the biggest benefits of rosin extraction is how easy it is to do yourself, in fresh batches and in the...

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This is short question with a long answer.It may be true that a 10K finisher lamp adds “lots of UV,” but it is important to ask what this means. Several...

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