Environmental sustainability in cannabis cultivation operations sounds nice in marketing material, but in practice, hemp growers need to turn a profit to keep their companies alive.Read More
Bart has worked as a reporter and editor since 2003 for newspapers in California, Nebraska and South Korea. He has won several awards for his writing and photography, including a Nebraska Press Association award for in-depth coverage of an environmental fight over fracking wastewater. His work has appeared in The Week, the Washington Post, Salon and the Omaha World-Herald, among other publications.
Face it, cannabis is an attractive plant for many insects, mites and other arthropods that like to feed on it.
One species of mite that commonly feeds on cannabis is the two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae), which often is shortened to TSSM.Read More
Early snowstorms and freezes in September and October have plagued Colorado outdoor cannabis growers the past two years, damaging plants and leading to millions of dollars in losses.Read More
When it comes to cannabis cultivation, all growers seem to believe they invented how to do it. And for a long time, those hard-earned secrets were kept close to the vest. Now, with legalization, expert cultivators working in the legal market are becoming increasingly more likely to share their know-how. With that sharing of knowledge, […]Read More
A process commonly used in food and wine production – color remediation – is becoming increasingly popular in cannabis extraction.Read More
Both indoor and outdoor hemp and marijuana growers can give themselves a leg up by thinking ahead when it comes to arguably the most crucial step in the entire cultivation process: harvest.Read More
Cannabis cultivators are using technology to reduce water and energy use, reduce labor costs and increase yields and quality.Read More
As a response to several concerns from outdoor cannabis growers in Colorado, state lawmakers took forward-thinking action earlier this year that likely will help cultivators succeed in a few key areas.Read More
Bad headlines are the stuff of nightmares for anyone making consumer products infused with cannabis: Look at this item where the potency didn’t match the label!Read More
More than 300 insects, spiders and mites are found on or near cannabis plants.Read More
When the mercury hits record highs, cannabis growers have several tools at their disposal to protect their plants from overheating.Read More
For a cannabis cultivator, fertilizer and irrigation can be some of the steepest costs after labor. But the two steps are arguably the most important parts of any grow operation.Read More