How supplemental lighting can be used for outdoor cannabis cultivation

How supplemental lighting can be used for outdoor cannabis cultivation

The following article by Dr. Allison Justice appeared on MJBiz Daily  August 4, 2021. Learn about supplemental lighting and its application in outdoor cannabis cultivation.  Traditionally when growing cannabis, the thought is to simply apply over 18 hours of light per day to keep plants vegetative and switch to 12 hours to induce flowering.  This works, so why change it?  As cultivation of outdoor cannabis spreads across the US, understanding how cannabis responds to light becomes very evident. Some growers are finding out that supplemental lighting is necessary even with outdoor grows. Photoperiodism Let’s back up a minute and make...

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HempGrower Magazine: Hemp Companies Collab to Rise Above the Seeds vs. Clones Debate

HempGrower Magazine: Hemp Companies Collab to Rise Above the Seeds vs. Clones Debate

Check out our newest article featured on HempGrower! The Hemp Mine, a hemp clone provider, and Davis Hemp Farms, a hempseed provider, have partnered to create a pheno-hunting process to help growers pick the best genetics. Farmers can see the field trial for themselves in person at The Hemp Mine's Annual Field Day Event in September.

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Are you ready for hemp planting season? Dr. Allison Justice talks with Clemson Extension's David Dewitt

Are you ready for hemp planting season? Dr. Allison Justice talks with Clemson Extension's David Dewitt

Check out Allison Justice, PhD.'s conversation with David Dewitt of Clemson University where they talk about what you need to do to make sure your field is prepped and ready for Spring planting. We cover soil tests, nutrition, cover crops, planting methods, etc.Soil health is a progressive and extremely important variable for producing a healthy and high yielding crop.We will be uploading many more videos like this to help you prep for the upcoming growing season. Next up- a chat with Gretchen V. Pettis, PhD of BioSafe Systems with tips on how to monitor and treat for the dreaded caterpillar!!

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Seed, Clone, or Tissue Culture? How to Decide.

Seed, Clone, or Tissue Culture? How to Decide.

Learn about how to decide whether seed, clone, or tissue culture is right for you with Dr. Allison Justice's guest column in the January 2021 issue of Cannabis Business Times: In the ornamental and produce industries, we refer to genetic starting material as “young plants.” This includes seed, clone, and tissue production, all three options are commonly used, all for different reasons. Each type of young plant has its purpose and place for use. For plants with seed lines that contain high heterozygosity (lots of genetic variability) or do not produce seed at all, clonal production is the only way...

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