Author: Samantha White

Cannabis

Choosing the Right Strain

The choice of strain, or cultivar,[1] primarily depends on customer preferences. Factors to consider include intended use and desired effects, as well as preferred fragrance, color and flavor. For commercial growers, yield potential is another important consideration.These factors also align with the grower’s commercial needs. After all, quality determines price per weight and yield determines quantity, or sales volume.Selecting for qualityBy quality, we mean fragrance, flavor, color and potency—all of which are significantly determined by genetics.Let’s talk about potency first, …
Cannabis

What Happened to the Cannabis Industry?

What happened to the cannabis industry? For most of the twentieth century, constrained by the slim profit margins of commoditized agricultural produce such as corn or wheat, very little R&D was earmarked for improving agricultural inputs. The notable exception was genetics; the lion's share of research went into improving yields via seeds, including GMOs. However, in the final decades of the last century, incentivized by the high profit margins of cash crops like cannabis, hydroponic R&D took off, yielding leading-edge fertilizers and …
Growing

Premium or Basic?

Basic blends don’t have what it takes A “basic blend” is typically a simple NPK fertilizer, providing nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, and little or nothing else. They often lack or contain insufficient concentrations of secondary macronutrients and micronutrients, or they are present but in imbalanced ratios. Nor do they usually contain beneficial plant nutrients (i.e., those that aren’t essential, but still provide plant benefits), let alone helpful organic compounds. And, even when a basic blend contains ingredients that go beyond the …
Cannabis

Recreational Grower Sets Record Using Emerald Harvest

What I like about growing is that it makes me feel free.                -Freegrow8Embarking on the journey of setting a growing record is no small endeavor, and yet, some growers seem to effortlessly surpass the ordinary standards. One such cultivator, known as @freegrow8 on Instagram, has not only embraced the challenge but has thrived in it.For years now, @freegrow8 has been a dedicated user of Emerald Harvest Nutrients, and the results speak for themselves. …
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Silicon: The Truth

Silicon is the second-most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, and it bonds with oxygen to create silicon dioxide, also known as silica, the main component of sand, clay, granite, amethyst, quartz, glass, computer chips, and fiber-optic cables.Silica is also the form of silicon, when it finally comes to rest in plant tissues such as stalks, stems and leaves, that delivers plant benefits. But first silicon must take a long road, going through many chemical conversions—from silicate to silicic acid …
General News

Liquid vs. Powder

Liquid nutrients are easier, more reliable, and cost effective. But how? Contrary to belief, they are not merely diluted dry powders. Liquid concentrates are, in fact, nutrient-rich, pre-mixed solutions that offer superior consistency and performance compared with their dry counterparts. Unlike dry powders, which require conversion into liquid concentrates before application, liquid fertilizers come ready in a concentrated liquid form. The process of preparing a nutrient stock solution from a liquid concentrate is uncomplicated, hassle-free and convenient. This is because the nutrients are …
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