Putting Pests in Their Place

To build organic matter into the soil, the farmer can choose any combination of beneficial practices.  Adding carbon sources like compost and biochar, avoiding pesticide damage, and carefully choosing diverse plant species known to stimulate soil life are common Eco Ag tactics.

By Dr. Richard Freeman, aka Dr. Rick  By now everybody knows that pests and pesticides are a big problem in the Cannabis industry.  With a grow house full of nitrogen-rich, moist pot plants, the little critters are going to come, by hook or by crook.  And, what’s a farmer to do? The answer depends upon Read the full article…

Sponsor Wants Marijuana Cultivation Bill To Allow Fewer Plants

California water regulators want a say in how marijuana production is overseen.

MISSOURI:  The sponsor of an ordinance to decriminalize the cultivation of marijuana plants has asked the Columbia City Council to again table the proposal after she pared back how many plants are permissible. Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe is asking the council on Monday night to table the bill that would relax the city’s municipal Read the full article…

Morocco's Marijuana Farms May Become Legal

At least 800,000 Moroccans live off Illegal marijuana farming that generates annual sales estimated at $10 billion

MOROCCO – Mustapha Tahiri, a cannabis farmer in northern Morocco, looks forward to the day he can sell his crop without worrying about jail. His country’s legislators may soon grant his wish. “I’d be a lot happier if the state leaves us alone,” says Tahiri, a father of seven whose home in the village of Beni Read the full article…