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Plant Health

April 13, 2021
Addressing Plant Nutrition In Outdoor Hemp

Plant health is all about knowing what is in your water, soil and fertilizer, and finding the right balance of nutrients to produce the best crop possible. Greenhouse Product News (sister magazine of Hemp Production News) caught up with Krystal Snyder, a Penn State University Extension educator specializing in plant... more »

March 17, 2021
Bioline Agrosciences Launches Climate Adapted Release Technology

Bioline Agrosciences, a biocontrol technologies company, is launching CART (Climate Adapted Release Technology) to further strengthen its commitment to growers and farmers and the environment. The technology has been applied to STARSKii, containing Amblyseius swirskii, for optimized control of thrips and whitefly in multiple crops and conditions. Climate change is... more »

March 4, 2021
Study Looks At Phosphorus Nutrition Of Greenhouse Grown Hemp

A team of hemp researchers at North Carolina State University has published a study on nutrition of greenhouse hemp, focusing on phosphorus fertilization. Limited research exists on the fertility requirements for industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) and the impact of fertility on plant growth and cannabinoids. Optimizing floral production for cannabinoid... more »

March 3, 2021
Study: High-CBD ‘Hemp’ Plants Are, Genetically, Mostly Marijuana

After assembling a complete genome from a new breed of cannabis, University of Minnesota and Sunrise Genetics researchers found that high-CBD “hemp” plants have a mostly marijuana genome. Published in the journal New Phytologist, the researchers found that high-CBD plants inherit about 90% of their genes from drug-type cannabis and... more »
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March 2, 2021
UF/IFAS Scientists Share Insight On Hemp Mites

The latest information on mites known to attack hemp plants in Florida has been released by University of Florida scientists. For growers contemplating — or who have begun — growing hemp as part of farm trials associated with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Industrial Hemp Pilot Project,... more »

February 24, 2021
Bioline Agrosciences Acquires IPM Company Dudutech

Bioline Agrosciences (InVivo Group) has acquired Kenyan biocontrol company Dudutech from Flamingo Group International, a producer of cut flowers, plants and fresh vegetables. The acquisition of Dudutech marks an important step for Bioline Agrosciences, as it aims to become a world-class player in the production and distribution of biocontrol solutions.... more »

January 21, 2021
As US Hemp Industry Grows, So Does Understanding Of Hemp Diseases

As hemp begins to reemerge as an important crop in the United States, scientists are beginning research into the diseases that might prevent the crop from flourishing. A study published in the December issue of Plant Health Progress is one of the first to study the potential disease and disorder... more »

January 21, 2021
New Pesticide Guide Available For Missouri Hemp Growers

University of Missouri Extension recently released a list of pesticides approved for industrial hemp production in Missouri. In Missouri, hemp producers are allowed to use pesticides approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use on industrial hemp and registered with the state of Missouri, says Justin Keay, MU Extension field... more »

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