The Future of Cannabis Cultivation

The Future of Cannabis Cultivation
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Seedsman’s Dr Gary Yates, also the Chief Scientific Officer at Pharmaseeds, went to GreenTech in Amsterdam recently. GreenTech is the global meeting place for all professionals involved in horticulture technology. GreenTech focuses on the early stages of the horticulture chain and production issues relevant to growers. And while it’s primarily an exhibition surrounding horticulture in general, there’s a large focus on cannabis cultivation. Here’s what Dr Gary got up to. Emerging Technologies for Home Growing After a long layoff of live events, it’s good to get back out on the conference/fair/expo circuit. Of all the places where these expos appear, Amsterdam provided a fitting home for the GreenTech cultivation show. This expo does not cater exclusively to cannabis cultivation – in fact, only a small corner of the fair was dedicated to our favourite plant. However, Amsterdam is a suitable host considering the vast amounts of cut flower, vegetables and horticulture grown in the Netherlands. It has been the European cannabis powerhouse for a lifetime! For those who don’t know, the Netherlands has done more than its fair share of pioneering in cultivation too, as a great deal of hydroponic innovation originated and developed there. In fact, most of the cannabis flower available in coffee shops is reportedly grown using hydroponic methods. This will become clearer in the next few months as the country moves away from its ‘source from anywhere’ model to a model that sees only ten cannabis cultivation companies providing the entire Netherlands with cannabis products. It was an absolute pleasure to be joined by legendary cultivators Jorge Cervantes and Stefan Meyer for this expo. Jorge literally wrote the book on cannabis cultivation and is an outstanding source of knowledge and information. Stefan, who also has an excellent knowledge base, has been an entrepreneur in cannabis for…

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