Compliance as a Competitive Advantage: Get your Garden in Order

Right now, cannabis in the United States is a hotly debated topic. Many people are anti-prohibition citing medicinal uses, economic growth, job-creation and removing its incentive from underworld criminals as reasons for creating a legitimate,...

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Correctly Sizing a Cooling System for your Indoor Garden

Designing an indoor garden can be complicated. Cannabis is a new industry and though growers can pull best practices from similar industries, the fact remains that setting up a commercial cultivation facility is complicated and hard to navigate...

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Options for Controling your Pest and Fungal Issues Despite Strict Regulation

Lately, it seems every other article we read is about growers having to dispose of large percentages of their crops due to testing failures. The recent tightening of regulations on pesticides and fungicides in Oregon has had a serious effect on...

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Forcing Cannabis to Flower

What causes cannabis plants to flower? Any successful cannabis cultivator must know the answer to this question in order to generate revenue from a crop. Alternatively, the reverse knowledge, how to prevent cannabis plants from flowering, must be...

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The Importance of Frequent Biosecurity Checks

The biosecurity of a cultivation facility is just as important as the physical security of the facility. The physical security includes measures such as locks, cameras, fences, lighting and more and is often, at least in part, required by law....

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A 6/2 Light Schedule Could Increase Plant Growth

Many growers advocate the use of an 18/6 light schedule (18 hours on, 6 hours off) while plants are in Veg. However, this may not be the most beneficial light schedule. Switching to a series of 6/2 (6 hours on, 2 hours off)  light patterns may...

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Avoid Nutrient Lock-Out with Nutrient Flushes

Nutrients are essential for plant growth, but they are expensive, making it important to get the most out of the ones you use.

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More Light Requires More Nutrients

Plants need four essential things to grow: light, water, carbon dioxide (from the air) and nutrients. Each of these things work together to promote vigorous growth and increase yield. The catalyst motivating everything is the amount of light a...

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Energy Efficient Equipment Can Aide in Application Selection

An increasing trend in cannabis licensing and applications is either for applicants to be required to list expected energy consumption (Oregon) or to award additional points to those planning to use energy efficient equipment (Illinois).

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What to Expect When Applying for a Cannabis Business License

Your state has legalized either medical or recreational cannabis and it looks like a great business opportunity. One of the first hurdles that must first be completed before entering the legal cannabis industry is the application process. Each...

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