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New Colorado law sets up pollen-drift review to minimize hemp, marijuana conflicts

Colorado has a new plan to address cross-pollination concerns among outdoor hemp and marijuana growers. A new law to help outdoor marijuana cultivators includes provisions to talk about reducing cross-pollination among outdoor marijuana...

Consistent testing key to formulating extracted hemp products at correct potency

(This is the ninth installment in an ongoing series offering tips and advice for hemp and marijuana extraction companies. The eighth installment is available here.) Bad headlines are the stuff of nightmares for...

How hemp growers can employ crop scouting for pests, diseases

IPM consultant Charlie McKenzie scouts a crop of indoor hemp intended for smokable flower in a North Carolina greenhouse. (Photo courtesy of CropWalk) More than 300 insects, spiders and mites are found on or...

How cannabis growers can manage unseasonably warm temperatures

(This is the 12th installment in a series focused on cultivation planning for marijuana and hemp growers. The previous installment is available...

There are several ways to cut costs when using fertigation to grow cannabis

(This is the 11th installment in a series focused on cultivation planning for hemp and marijuana growers. The previous installment is available here.) For a cannabis cultivator, fertilizer and irrigation can be some of the...

In Washington state, hemp-derived THC has regulated marijuana growers nervous

Jeremy Moberg, the founder and CEO of this cannabis farm in Riverside, Washington, wonders why state regulators haven't permanently banned delta-8 THC products. (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Moberg) (This story has been updated...

Cross-pollination drives growing disputes between marijuana, hemp farmers

Cross-pollination remains a threat to hemp and marijuana farmers, no matter how much care they take to prevent the situation. (Photo courtesy of Sam Robison) (A version of this story appeared earlier at...

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