Author: Kevin Castillo

Grower Spotlight

Michigan Home Growers ‘Stick’ to What Works

By Jonathan KatzShere McKay can rattle off dizzying list of homemade cannabis goods that you would expect to find at an established Michigan dispensary. Vegan cream cheese cookies, salad dressing, nougat (the top seller) and even smoked sausage. The products are her own creations—derived from the home grow that she and her husband Don operate in Otisville, Michigan, just outside Flint. They serve as caregivers under the business name McStickys and sell their products to their patients at a market …
General News

Clearing up the confusion about silicates: Case in point—BioNova Silutio

Silicon-based fertilizer supplements are easy-to-use additions to your feeding program that bring numerous benefits to cannabis gardens, including increased crop quality, strength and resilience. Their ingredients—the raw materials in the bottle—are also simple: They’re predominantly bottled silicates. There’s no mystery to silicates or how they deliver silicic acid* to the roots. Nevertheless, some fertilizer manufacturers get the science behind silicates—and the advice they give to growers as to which type of silicate they should use for best results—just plain wrong.Indeed, …

Inside silicon supplements: Making Sense of What’s inside the Bottle

Silicon packs a powerful punch, increasing crop quality, strength and resilience. Yet the fertilizer market is flooded with misinformation about silicon supplements, including confusing labeling and misleading marketing claims with no basis in science. This poses a challenge for growers seeking to choose the best product.With every nutrient company touting the superiority of its silicon-based product, it’s no wonder growers get confused and struggle to make an informed choice. Even the terminology—silicon, silica, silicic acid, silicate—is often used interchangeably in …
Grower Spotlight

Legion of Bloom

Tell me a little about the size and scope of your facility. What is the focus or specialty?LEGION Cultivation has about 44,000 sqft of flowering canopy and specializing in sustainably produced indoor cannabis.  Our facility runs on 100% California produced renewable energy and incorporates an extremely efficient water catchment and filtration system that allows us to recapture all of our HVAC, dehumidification, and plant run-off.  With this system, we recapture close to 90% of our water needs from the environment. Where …
Grower Spotlight

Emerald Harvest Nutrient Switch Gives Craft Grower a Boost

Los Angeles-area microgrower gains enhanced resin production and increased efficiency from easy-to-use nutrient line.It’s not a stretch to say Gary and Johanna Stanionis’ indoor flower rooms are working laboratories. The husband-and-wife duo operate the Greybeard Grows and Pinkbeard Grows microgroweries. They experiment with different growing conditions to perfect their craft and share their experiences as consultants through their blogs. With decades of growing experience between them, Johanna and Gary know that an optimal environment is key to cultivating the highest quality …
Retailer Stories

Emerald Harvest will always be my 1st Choice

With over 15 years of marijuana production for licensed facilities in the rapidly evolving and ultra-dynamic So Cal Markets of the Post 215 era, I have worked in the most competitive place to grow.The competition is fierce and if you want to stand out, you have to be on top of your game. There is nothing worse than spending time and money on nutrients that over promise and under deliver. Having a bad pull can be detrimental for staying in …
Retailer Stories

Consistent Quality for Hawaiian Based Retailer

HiBred Seed LLC is a Hawaii based medicinal cannabis souvenir retailer on the island of Oahu in the Honolulu district. Our company seed breeders for this operation are located in Hawaii, Mainland USA, Canada, UK, Germany, and Australia. Although we are a brand new company that just stepped foot onto the public scene, we have been preparing for this moment for many years now. Our breeders and seed testers are seasoned growers and leading social media personalities, that help the …
General News

Heavy metals: Time to face the music

In agriculture as in music, heavy metal has a bad-boy reputation. And for good reason. Lead poisoning has made headlines as a public health concern for generations, and heightened regulation and consumer demand have slowly but surely eradicated lead from the surfaces and appliances we interact with. Mercury poisoning, too, has entered the public consciousness, motivating consumers to dramatically reduce their canned tuna intake.1 Exposure to many other heavy metals still put people at risk of potentially devastating health consequences. …
Retailer Stories

Moonlight Garden Supply gets results with Emerald Harvest

Emerald Harvest has been a great addition to the store. The products give awesome results: easy to sell and even easier to use.The best thing about Emerald is the accessibility to the company and more so our sales rep. Chad has been one of the best reps we have ever had always there for you and always willing to help with questions and application/use of products.We couldn't be happier with how things have worked out both for the plants and …
Grower Spotlight

Simplicity Brings Home Grower to Emerald Harvest

Mark Nerheim wanted simplicity. As a home grower with a focus on quality, he didn’t have time to experiment with different nutrient formulations. Several years ago, a friend introduced him to Emerald Harvest’s nutrient line. Here, Nerheim shares his story, including his approach to growing at his property in the Portland, Oregon, area.Tell me a little bit about your operation and how you got started?I was a medical grower in the state of Oregon when you could have a lot …
Product Spotlight

Cal Mag Feature Information CANTO

用我們頂級鈣鎂補充劑,令你的植物在任何生長介質中都保持高產和鮮綠色。 防止生長介質中的缺失 助植物茁壯成長 幫助植物開花和發展重量級的優質收成 什麼是鈣鎂寶? 在正常的生長條件下,Emerald Harvest 的核心產品系列提供充足的鈣。我們的鈣鎂補充劑支持生長在椰殼纖維和其他保持介質中的植物,防止它們缺乏鈣或鎂的情況。而且可以幫助植物生長出廣泛的根系,能夠達到並吸收所需的大量營養物質,令植物生長旺盛。鈣鎂寶更好護養每一個花園。 為什麼購買我們的產品? 市場上有許多鈣鎂類型的產品。 Emerald Harvest 鈣鎂寶的主要區別在於 : 配方採用最高質量的成分,高質量的礦物質,即含低或無重金屬或雜質 含有海帶成分,有助快速生長並提高質量 與Emerald Harvest系列的其他產品配合使用,完美平衡正確的營養物質,而不會過度放入。 另外:當種植者將競爭對手的基本營養素或補充劑與Emerald Harvest 產品結合使用時,可能會出現營養不足的情況,導致其他必需營養素的濃度和比例失衡。 鈣(Ca ) 在鈣鎂寶中的作用 對生長和植物組織的強度非常重要 有助於細胞的形成和加強細胞壁 調節其他營養物質的運輸 激活某些酶和植物荷爾蒙 支持氮的利用 防止營養物質的缺乏 鎂(Mg)在鈣鎂寶中的作用 形成葉綠素的中心原子 幫助植物利用磷(P)和鐵(Fe) 對某些酶的過程如光合作用和呼吸作用非常重要 海帶 只有Emerald Harvest 鈣鎂寶含有海帶成分 海帶被稱為自然界中生長最快的 「植物」 提供可刺激植物和根尖生長的輔酶 提供細胞分裂素,使植物更加茂盛,並有助於收穫後保持質量 具有其他植物激素和生物催化作用 海帶中的氨基酸物質還具有螯合劑的功能,令營養物質得到最佳吸收 Cal-Mag Feature Sheet CANTO Download …
Product Spotlight

King Kola Feature Information CANTO

使用我們強力開花助長劑,令你花園裡的每一個花蕾都得到最大程度的發揮,在開花期收獲更多產量。 更加豐富和高產的發芽地點 花蕾、果實和花朵更重,產量更高 自然產生的植物蛋白 什麼是King Kola? King Kola是該行業最暢銷的產品之一,因為產品為種植者帶來最切實的利益:提高產量。 Emerald Harvest的強力開花助長劑,通過精確的鉀和磷配方,大幅提高收成的干重,每次種植的數量更多。 為什麼購買我們的產品? 這是一種多合一的開花助長劑,種植者不必購買和使用二種或更多的開花助長劑來達到同樣的效果。 King Kola含有正確的磷和鉀的濃度和比例。 產品幾乎不產生任何營養物質的流失和浪費。皆由此原因,尤其是作為一款礦物肥料,產品環保乾淨。 產品含有漢麻粉作為蛋白質來源,是市場上唯一的蛋白質來源於漢麻的開花助長劑 King Kola有精確的配方比例和濃度的營養物質,配合我們的產品系列一同使用。 King Kola不應該與其他競爭產品系列混合使用,為了達到最佳效果,種植者應該使用全部的Emerald Harvest產品系列。 多不一定好 種植者應該避免 「磷彈」,他們應該給植物提供適當濃度和比例的磷和鉀,以達到最佳收成。過多或過少都會對植物生長產生不利影響。每個植物不同,最佳種植範圍也不同,但同樣的原則適用於所有植物。 磷(P ) 轉移營養和能量(其主要作用) 用於光合作用 刺激開花 促進果實和種子的形成 促進根係發育 鉀(K) 提高果實和花的質量 促進糖分的轉化 對氣孔的正常運作非常重要 (調節水分利用) 增加酚類化合物,提高抗病蟲害能力 構建堅固的植物結構 漢麻籽粉源自大麻 同一植物的蛋白質來源 含有豐富L-氨基酸 促進根部吸收養分 構成細胞生命的四大要素之一 可作為氮源的兩倍 植物性能 不夠 最優量 太多 King Kola Feature Sheet CANTO Download …
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