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Plant Health

October 13, 2021
Proterra Ag Launches New Gel Substrate Product

Proterra Ag Inc. formally launched Oct. 12 its new company with a focus on sustainable agriculture. With expertise in farming, bioscience and engineering, Proterra Ag invents technology and brings to market products that reduce water requirements and make growing food more efficient, productive, profitable, and kind to the earth. At... more »

September 16, 2021
Hemp-Based Composite Could Facilitate Soil-Free Farming

Given the diversity of its applications, hemp has become an increasingly popular crop in the United States and elsewhere over the past half-decade. That increasing production has led to surges of an appealing byproduct: hemp fiber. Mixing hemp fibers with other materials can form multifunctional biocomposites suitable for growing plants... more »
Hemp research

August 25, 2021
Pathogens Infecting Cannabis Plants in Connecticut Identified

Cannabis has become an important part of Connecticut’s economy. With the recent legalization of adult recreational marijuana use, it is only expected to continue growing. This means it’s important to make sure cannabis plants themselves are also, literally, growing, as well as they can. Ph.D. candidate Cora S. McGehee and... more »

August 12, 2021
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies Publishes 2021 CEA Catalog

Griffin, one of the largest horticultural brokers and suppliers in the United States, has added a new CEA catalog to its series of already published catalogs for the grower industry. This latest catalog features new products, success stories, bonus digital content, and the ability to interact with QR codes. Product... more »
spider mites on hemp

July 12, 2021
How to Identify Two-Spotted Spider Mites in Hemp

Early detection is key to managing two-spotted spider mites in hemp. Auburn University researchers share how to recognize them and their damage. Identification Spider mites are small arachnids related to spiders, ticks, and scorpions. Their appearance is oval-shaped, yellowish-green or reddish-brown with two dark spots on each side of their... more »

July 6, 2021
Extension Team Requests Grower Input On Research Priorities

Alabama’s third growing season for hemp is underway. With this ‘new’ crop, the Extension crops team is looking to identify best management practices to ensure hemp’s sustainability. This includes identifying the types and distribution of major insects and diseases across the United States and Canada. A group of hemp research... more »
paraquat symptoms on hemp

June 1, 2021
Research Outlines Effects Of Herbicide Drift On Hemp

Adding to a growing body of research about hemp cultivation, UC Cooperative Extension advisor Sarah Light and UCCE weed specialist Brad Hanson studied the symptoms of herbicide drift on this high-value commodity that is now being produced in many parts of California. The results are available in a free downloadable... more »

May 20, 2021
Front Range Biosciences’ Clean Stock Program Fights Hop Latent Viroid In Cannabis

Front Range Biosciences, a cannabis and hemp genetics platform company, has released the results of a case study demonstrating the effectiveness of using tissue culture as part of a Clean Stock program to clean plants infected with Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd), ensuring a stable and consistent supply of healthy, disease-free... more »

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