Harvest

  • Harvest Waste Disposal - What Should You Do With All The Leftover Plant Matter?

    Something that not many growers think about as their facility grows is how they're going to manage the increased volume of harvest waste disposal they're responsible for.

    Once the harvest season has ended and your flower is drying or curing, you still have some work to do - you need a legal, environmentally-friendly, efficient way to get rid of all that plant waste from trimming and bucking.

    This plant matter isn’t like grass clippings, which can decompose in just a few weeks. Rather, leaves and stems can take anywhere from 6-12 months to fully decompose. Traditional plant waste disposal solutions are inefficient, costly, and detrimental to the planet.

    As more and more organizations look for a holistic, cost-effective way to deal with that harvest waste, innovative solutions have quickly emerged.

    Today, we’re going to introduce a few options you have that can greatly reduce your time spent worrying about plant waste and save you money. Let's start by looking at the environmental concerns regarding harvest waste disposal.

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  • Flower Storage: Your Guide To Harvest Preservation

    As harvest quickly approaches, we want to share our complete guide on flower storage and harvest preservation.

    If you are a hobbyist, preserving buds and storing them properly is important. If you are harvesting 3-4 plants just for personal use, it’s likely you won’t touch some of your flower for 4-6 months after harvesting. 

    From a commercial growers standpoint, preservation is equally important. Using the right packaging for your flower will ensure that the product can sit on the shelves for 3-4 months without loss of potency or quality.

    We’ll share our advice on best practices for storing your flower. We have the products and the knowledge you need to nail this final step in the growing process!

    First, let’s talk about why proper flower storage is so important, and what’ll happen if you get it wrong.

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  • Increase Flower Density With A Bud Hardener!

    If you are noticing your blooms are very light and airy, you can try and increase flower density with a bud hardener!

    If you’re a hobby grower cultivating for personal use, light, airy buds are super disappointing. Plus, they’re a hassle to try and trim.

    From a commercial grower’s standpoint, growing dense buds is a must. Nobody wants to send a light, airy product to market. It's all about bag appeal!

    There are a few factors that affect the density of your buds, but a lot of it comes down to genetics.

    If you have your grow dialed in and use top-shelf genetics but still can't seem to produce the dense buds you're after, a bud hardener is your best bet.

    At the end of this article, we’ll share some of the best products you can use to grow fat, dense colas this season!

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  • Essential Trimming Accessories For Peak Productivity

    Even if you are using a trimming machine and bucking machine, there are some essential trimming accessories to help you harvest your plants as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    Whether you are trimming 5 plants or 50, the goal remains the same - getting it done fast, and getting it done right.

    Harvesting fast isn’t that impressive if the trim quality is low. If you are a commercial grower, maintaining bag appeal is a huge priority.

    These accessories and tools are a must have for hobbyists and commercial growers alike.

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  • Flushing Plants & Preparing For Harvest

    Flushing plants is one of the final steps in the growing cycle, and means harvest is just around the corner.

    This is a pivotal point, and improper flushing can lead to an unenjoyable final product with poor smell and taste, and a harsh smoke.

    Worse yet, some growers omit flushing altogether, leaving behind all kinds of nutrients that they then consume with their flower.

    We're going to cover best practices and teach you how to flush your plants properly, and recommend some of the best flushing agents currently on the market. We want to start by explaining what flushing is, exactly, and why it's so important.

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  • Trimming Machine Care: Cleaning & Maintaining Your Trimmer

    It’s important to learn how to clean & maintain your trimming machine if you want to achieve peak productivity and extend the life of your equipment. Trimming machine care is an essential duty you'll have as a grower.

    Some growers will simply run the machine all day, working through hundreds of pounds of flower, and then spray the machine down with a pressure washer and call it a day.

    Even worse, some growers will leave their bud trimmer all gunked up overnight! If you just follow the advice we’ll outline in this article, you can get your trimming machine clean and maintained to get the life out of it you should.

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  • Harvest Automation: Increase Efficiency With Trimmers, Buckers, and Conveyors

    Harvest automation is something every commercial grower should be striving towards because it means higher profits, better flower, and a more discreet operation with fewer workers.

    These days, even small-scale operations can increase the productivity of their harvest, by switching from hand trimming to machine trimming.

    Previously, only the largest grows could afford to invest in a trimming machine, but as technology advances, this is no longer the case.

    We have the products to help you automate every aspect of your harvest, but we want to first talk about what we mean when discussing automation.

  • Bud Rot - What It Is and How To Prevent It

    One of the most dreaded conditions you can run into with your hemp plants is bud rot.

    This is a fungus that attacks your flowers, and can ruin an entire harvest seemingly overnight.

    Knowing what to look for is key, as early detection can be the difference between salvaging your harvest or chopping down and scrapping your entire grow.

    Its also important that you know what causes bud rot so you can take steps to prevent it from happening altogether!

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  • Best Pre Roll Machines of 2021

    These days, large scale operations and dispensaries that aren’t using pre roll machines are behind the curve. As more and more cone filling machines come to market, claiming they have the best technology, it can overwhelm buyers. We decided to put together a list of the best pre roll machines currently on the market, to eliminate any uncertainty.

  • How To Increase Terpenes and Terpenoids

    As you become a more serious grower, you’ll wonder how to increase terpenes and terpenoids in your plants. We have 7 tips to get you started!

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