There's a large and growing movement across the heartland states to use big, intensified agriculture as a path to restoring soil life and a stable climate.
Earthworms are a major component of soil fauna communities. They influence soil chemical, biological, and physical processes and vice versa, their abundance and diversity are influenced by natural cha
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable agriculture requires a broad range of skills and technical knowhow to deal with the inherent challenges. To engage with the farming communities and develop feasible
Colorado notched another nationwide first Wednesday involving cannabis when state agriculture officials showed off the first certified domestic hemp seeds. The Colorado Department of Agriculture has b
Earlier this year, Oregon made progressive amendments to their 2009 statewide industrial hemp bill. With this new and improved hemp bill in action, Oregon is well on it’s way to creating a multi-milli
It's a big decision, deciding to grow your cannabis in soil versus growing your marijuana hydroponically. Honest Marijuana founder Anthony Franciosi prefers one cultivation method over the other.
Farmers are reconsidering the use of biotech seeds as it becomes harder to justify their high prices amid the measly returns of the current farm economy.
Gov. Brown just signed into law AB 1066, a bill that forces farmers to pay their employees overtime after 8 hours per day. This could lead to farms adapting new technologies, methods, or going out of business.
Cas9 seeks out certain sections of DNA chains to "clip out" undesirable traits, and in some cases, add in new desirable attributes. It is a breakthrough technology that will likely change the way we work with plant genomics.
Diana Wall has built a career on overturning assumptions about underground ecosystems. Now she is seeking to protect this endangered world. Read her story and learn her lessons.
Consumer demand for legal cannabis has fueled technological development in the indoor agriculture industry as a whole, as the investment, innovation, and interest piles in. This report details the changes we will see due to pot legalization.
By John Schroyer Grower Ethan Rubendall is arguably an extremist: He refuses to use chemicals on his cannabis plants, opting instead for all-natural techniques to fight pests. He argues his approach –
In the 1990s, A European biotech company prepared to commercially release a genetically engineered soil bacterium for use by farmers. They were operating under two very reasonable assumptions, but thankfully Elaine stopped them.
Plant fossils from 400m years ago show how soils became stabilized, a key moment in the evolution of life. Read all about it in this in-depth article.
The blockchain system is able to better track and monitor the supply chains. With this Tuna example it is possible to know with certainty whether the product in stores was caught sustainably and where it came from. How do you think this technology can be applied to cannabis?
Farming as we know it could be transformed soon by autonomous tractors and robots that could perform tasks now done by humans. The introduction of smaller robots has the potential to transform the cannabis industry. Larger row-crop machines are more unlikely for a cannabis crop, but of course there is still lots of development on that end.
Agrium and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan said they would combine to create a fertilizer and farm retailing giant with proforma enterprise value of $36 billion.
Will the proposed deal help feed the world, or will it just cut investment in farm R&D? This article proposes that competition will lower advancement from these big corporations and instead the companies will rely on buying up smaller innovative startups.
An unusual soil bacteria has proven effective in enzymatically breaking down lignin which could lead to big advancements in biomaterials. All from soil!
This in-depth report compiled from multiple sources showcases the difference in outdoor and indoor growing productivity. It is a great read.
Walk onto any permaculturist's land and you’ll be sure to come across large comfrey bushes scattered in plant guilds around their food forest. There's a good reason for that - check this guide to find out why.
As legalizing marijuana has become a topic of political and socioeconomic debate, there is an opportunity to advance the insertion of better practices to alleviate the impact on our environment.
Soil company shares sales data from Q3.
A microbial soil amendment company with an international presence, opened a 28,000 square foot production facility southern Oregon.