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cultivation
Many cannabis consumers consider growing their own product.  I wonder if it is the high cost of commercial cannabis, undesired quality, or a combination of the two that pushes individuals over the edge?  What may seem like a great idea for a project can quickly turn into a die-hard passion, career opportunity, or an absolute...
I am always amazed when I look at two nearly identical concentrates, that both have very similar lab results, and yet have completely different effects and price points.  But how and why do we differentiate these products?  The answer lies within solvent vs solventless extraction and live vs dry cured material.  Solvent or Solventless extraction ...
Stages-of-Cannabis
In this post, we will cover the different stages of cannabis cultivation. Starting with pre-harvest to post-harvest, this article is a great primer! Pre-Harvest is the First Stage of Cannabis Cultivation Germination Environmental signals such as moisture and temperature signal a hormonal change inside of the plant seed that breaks dormancy. Root radicles break through...
Cannabis crop steering
Each year, new genetics arrive for cultivators, and so does new terminology. My favorite concept recently has been “crop steering”. Technically, this concept refers to manipulating inputs that drive hormonal responses in the plant. The variables or “inputs” relevant to this concept can be found into two cultivation sections: fertigation and canopy. Fertigation involves the...
VPD Cannabis Massachusetts
Cultivators are like cultivars; no one is identical to another. But in an industry with so much room for differentiation, why are so many cultivators focusing on the concept of Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD)? The short answer is this calculation, or relationship, sheds light on every cultivator’s dream: achieving optimal growth conditions. Optimal growth conditions...