Industrial Hemp 101

In 2014, with the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, one of the fastest emerging agricultural industries began. What was once counter culture is now becoming mainstream as more states implement industrial hemp programs. But... more »

Time for a Reality Check

As more states legalize the use of cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, commercial plant growers, who have seen their profit margins drop to single digits, may consider cannabis production as a quick way to... more »

How to Build a Greenhouse for Cannabis Production

The title of this article is a bit of a misnomer, since there isn’t a single cookie cutter greenhouse structure for cannabis growing as there is not a specific unique poinsettia greenhouse, or only one... more »

Where is Cannabis Legal?

Marijuana-related initiatives appeared on nine ballots in the 2016 election. California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine voted on, and approved, the legalization of recreational marijuana. Voters in Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas approved a measure legalizing... more »

2016: A Monumental Year in Legislation

It’s now been a month since the election results made headlines, but as I sit here and write this letter only days have passed since Nov. 8. The United States made history in 2016, for... more »

LumiGrow Releases Research on Light Spectra’s Influence

LumiGrow Research, the research division of horticultural LED lighting manufacturer LumiGrow, released four new scientific posters that show how light spectra can influence plant characteristics and commercial production. Research, conducted in partnership with commercial growers... more »

Microsoft Partners with Cannabis Compliance Firm

Microsoft is making its first foray into the cannabis industry. The software giant has partnered with KIND Financial, a provider of technology and tools for cannabis-related businesses to operate safely, securely and in compliance with the regulations, laws and guidelines in the cannabis... more »

Considering Cannabis?

As margins decrease in traditional horticulture many greenhouse managers are considering alternative crops, including legal production of cannabis. This article is a brief summary of the similarities and the differences between traditional horticulture and cannabis... more »

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