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The Power of Deschutes Growery

This Oregon-based craft cannabis business is investing in energy efficiency for a brighter future. In 2016, Deschutes Growery did what no other Oregon cannabis producer had — they became the first solar-powered indoor cultivation facility. Since then, they’ve saved 37 tons of CO2 emissions, enough energy to charge 2,500 electric cars. And earlier this year they switched their facility to LED, allowing them to produce using half the energy of…

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“Aloha Braddah!” from Hawaiian Seed Company

A new central-Oregon based seed company is on a mission to preserve and honor the integrity of Hawaiian cannabis. We caught up with Sol Kahn of Hawaiian Seed Company to hear the story behind their seeds. Here is what he had to say.  “It felt crucially important to keep as many pure Hawaiian strains as possible, knowing how easily they could be lost and how much influence they had on…

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The Joy of Genotyping

Why growers, breeders, distributors, and dispensaries are ready for genetic certification. If you know anything about Phylos, you likely know this: we’re a bunch of nerds. Cannabis-loving, whitepaper-reading, taxonomy-debating nerds. We get as excited about mapping the cannabis genome as some people get about finding the perfect high-CBD, high limonene variety. (We’re also sorry for all those times we cornered you at a party while geeking out about the latest…

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Powdery Mildew and the Evolutionary Arms Race

By Michele Wiseman, MSc, Plant Pathology As the temperatures cool, days shorten, buds swell, and clouds return, so do many dreaded foes, including powdery mildew. Powdery mildew fungi (in the family Erysiphaceae) are obligate parasites to over 10,000 different vascular plant species. Being an obligate parasite means they cannot complete their life cycle without a specific, suitable, and living host. Despite being ubiquitous, powdery mildews remain fairly host-specific, so you…

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Clone Groups in the Phylos Galaxy

We just released a new version of the Phylos Galaxy that includes two significant updates: Clone Groups and Variety Panels. The result is an easier navigation experience and more information about each sample and the grower who submitted them. Previously, all the cuttings from one variety were shown as nodes on the Galaxy. Even though they’re genetically identical clonal samples, they have very small differences between them and were rarely…

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