Phylos in the News
Essential Products: Seeds and Plantlets!
Phylos seeds are ready to pop in soil just like any packet of tomato seeds you might buy. They've done the pheno hunting and data analysis for growers wanting to eliminate the process to save time and get to market faster.
New Generation of Cannabis Seed Ensures Consistency for Commercial Growers
Phylos is providing a long-awaited solution for commercial growers looking for uniformity, input reduction, and risk mitigation for large-scale cannabis and hemp production — highly-optimized production-ready F1 hybrid seed.
Phylos study shows benefits of high density growing arrangement
A new study of cultivation techniques by Phylos Bioscience and Progressive Plant Research shows that using larger pots and a high-density planting arrangement will produce the highest biomass and extract yield. However, large pots and lower density will produce a higher percentage of Grade A flower per plant, leading to a higher price point.
The intersection of data science and cannabis: creating a sustainable future
Regulatory hurdles, research restrictions, and limited banking options have plagued the cannabis space for years and although forward progression is happening relatively quickly, a new concern has recently become the central topic of discussion for many in the industry — sustainability.
Creating a Sustainable Future for Cannabis With Data Science
As states continue to loosen their regulatory grip and allow cannabis trade, environmentalists, farmers, and researchers have brought to light the concern of commercial cannabis’ impact on the environment.
Study Reveals Optimal Canopy Density for Small Growers
Phylos, PPR researchers conduct experiments to determine optimal plant density strategies for smaller grow operations.
What is the optimal canopy density for highest yield, efficiency and profitability?
Phylos, alongside its research and cultivation partner Progressive Plant Research (PPR), have announced the results of their day-neutral cannabis density trial.
Portland cannabis genetics startup, after stumble, raises $7.6M
The Portland cannabis genetics company, founded in 2014, soldiered on after losing its cool-startup luster in a 2019 PR crackup, and on Tuesday announced a $7.6 million funding round.
The future of Cannabis is in the Seed. An interview w/ Ralph Risch, CEO, Phylos Bioscience
It all begins with the seeds - Phylos believes quality control starts in breeding and continues through seed production. The final hemp & cannabis product means buyers can trust the quality and consistency of the strains they are purchasing. Let’s listen to the entire interview with Ralph who discusses this in more detail, and you'll learn what autoflower means to a successful grow operation.
America’s Top Cannabis Industry Employers 2021
Even in a world upended by a deadly pandemic and harsh economic realities, cannabis companies proved people are the heart of their business.
"We have a responsibility to improve the sustainability of this industry"
In partnership with its dedicated research and cultivation partner Progressive Plant Research, Phylos is projecting a reduction of total energy use by 36% due to the significant improvements and automation made to the facility since the conversion to a cannabis and hemp greenhouse cultivation operation.
Black farmers group, Oregon State to give out 1 million donated hempseeds
A hemp crop science company has aligned with the National Black Farmers Association and Oregon State University to provide 1 million hempseeds to Black and Indigenous growers and farmers of color without capital investment. The effort, led by Portland, Oregon-based Phylos Bioscience, aims to provide opportunity for communities that are disproportionately affected by the war on drugs.
GeekWire 200 update: GeekWire Awards finalists well-represented atop the rankings
Phylos debuts on GeekWire 200, a ranked index of Pacific Northwest startups.
The Cannabis Scientist Power List 2020
Phylos's Alisha Holloway, PhD is celebrated as one of The Cannabis Scientist's 20 most influential people in cannabis analytics.
Helping hemp farmers to know what they grow
Companies like Phylos are looking to partner with hemp distributors across the nation to help bring transparency to the hemp industry.
New AutoCBD hemp seed cuts maturation time by weeks
Phylos, a Portland-based hemp and cannabis science company, has brought its first hemp seed, called AutoCBD, to market.
Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast featuring Mowgli Holmes
Episode 56: On this week’s podcast we talk to Dr. Mowgli Holmes, co-founder and CEO of Phylos, a plant science company that is trying to revolutionize the hemp industry through data, technology and expertise.
10 High-THC Strains You Should Know About
If you're looking for a high-THC experience from cannabis flower, these 10 strains historically test high in the cannabinoid.
The Rebirth Of Subcool: The Inside Story Of A Legendary Bud Breeder
The famed cannabis breeder Subcool shares his story of surviving and thriving.
How cannabis companies can protect intellectual property
Cannabis growers and breeders are worried that genetics patents and data could be controlled by large corporate entities.
High Drama: A Cannabis Biotech Company Roils Small Growers
Science and technology are about to revolutionize cannabis, but longtime players fear they’ll get snuffed out in the process.
A Frank Conversation with Mowgli Holmes, CEO of Phylos Bioscience
Cannabis Aficionado spoke to CEO Mowgli Holmes to learn more about their approach to large-scale agriculture, plant patents and IP rights, and the future of cannabis.
A $50M Oregon hemp seed producer and a fast-growing cannabis genetics firm gird for a Big Ag onslaught.
A hemp seed producer and a genetics firm fight to maintain their leadership positions as the cannabis regulatory terrain opens up.
SugarBud Craft Growers Corp (CVE:SUGR) CEO on Strategic Partnership with Phylos Bioscience Inc
SugarBud Craft Growers Corp will be partnering with Phylos Bioscience to catalog their diverse collection of cannabis varieties.
The Cannabis Plant: an Unfolding Story in Genetics
Scientists and growers are working to find order in tangled strain genetics, but ancestry claims are difficult to substantiate.
Prior art shortage could strain US cannabis innovation
Counsel at Steep Hill Labs, Phylos Bioscience, Medicinal Genomics and the Open Cannabis Project explain how cannabinoid innovation could be blocked by overly broad or weak patents at the USPTO, and what the industry is doing to develop, collect and record prior art
Using Cannabis Science to Build Customer Trust: Q&A With Andrea Sparr-Jaswa
Farma PDX’s director of education explains the benefits of losing the indica/sativa dichotomy and instead focusing on cannabinoid and terpene content.
Scientists search for marijuana's holy grail — consistent highs
Marijuana companies are hiring scientists to develop a plant that will produce consistent, reliable highs.
The Biggest Surprise of the $8.5 Billion Cannabis Boom? Dozens of the Startups Striking It Rich Are Actually Really Boring
Turns out, there's lots of money to be made by servicing the companies that are growing and selling legal weed.
CCT Featured Interview with Ralph Risch Phylos Chief Operating Officer
Ralph Risch, COO, of Phylos is an experienced entrepreneur and business leader who has founded and successfully exited multiple companies in the high tech industry. He has a BS in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Colorado.
The Great Pot Monopoly Mystery
Some very powerful people are trying to corner the market on legal weed and turn their company into the Monsanto of marijuana. Who are they? And can they be stopped?
The Rolling Stone Guide to Legal Pot: Oregon
The weed industry in the Beaver State is focused on clean pot, educated customers and really cute stores.
Phylos Bioscience Brings Transparency to Cannabis Industry Through Genetic Testing
Co-Founder and CEO Mowgli Holmes discusses the company’s genetic certification process, the benefits it provides cultivators and the company’s Phylos Galaxy, a snapshot of today’s cannabis genetics.
What’s in a Strain Name? Not Much, It Turns Out.
Which Is Why Phylos Is Mapping Your Weed’s Genetics
The DNA of Dank: Private Labs Lead the Way in Mapping Cannabis Genetics
With only commercial support, testing labs in weed-friendly states are finally exploring the genes of ganja.
Phylos Bioscience Sees Big Picture in All the Little Things
Phylos Bioscience Sees Big Picture in All the Little Things
Some of the Parts: Is Marijuana’s “Entourage Effect” Scientifically Valid?
Industry players swear pot’s many chemicals work in concert, but most scientists hear a THC solo
How Genomic Mapping and Stabilizing Cannabis Genetics Could Help Cultivators and Consumers
Genomic Mapping: The New Cannabis Luxury Experience
Is That Really Sour Diesel? Scientist Takes On Weed’s Big Question
Using weed's DNA, Mowgli Holmes has created the world's largest genomic database of marijuana
No, You Won’t Be Smoking Hunter S. Thompson’s Weed
Will we really be smoking Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s stash?
The Rise of Marijuana™ (Patent Pending)
To the cannabis industry, a patent granted last August was either doomsday or the dawn of a new era, depending on who you asked.
How Plant Genomics Is Bringing in the Next Age of Super Weed
Science is finally all about improving pot plant chemistry.
Phylos Bioscience Startup Made a 3-D Interactive Map of Almost 1,000 Marijuana Strains
Most people come face-to-face with marijuana strains in dispensaries, on a forum or from a dealer, but what if they could scroll through about 1,000 strains and their "statistical relationships" through a three-dimensional graphic?
The genetic landscape may be about to change dramatically and affect growers everywhere.
Mowgli Holmes: Creating the Cannabis Family Tree
Mowgli Holmes is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Phylos Bioscience, a cannabis genomics firm whose mission includes telling the evolutionary story of the cannabis plant.
Start-Up Plans 3-D Visualizations of Pot Strains, Using Genetic Data
On Wednesday, Phylos Bioscience, an Oregon biotechnology start-up, will begin offering an online interactive guide that visually portrays the genetic relationships of almost 1,000 types of cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana.
The Man Mapping the Marijuana Genome Is Changing the Weed Game
Because he's a scientist, not a back-slapping venture capitalist, Mowgli Holmes loathes using the term networking to describe even the portion of his job that entails shaking hands in the cannabis industry.
Into the Roots: Mapping the Cannabis Family Tree
DNA sequencing may also go a long way in helping to remove some of the imposter plants from the general cannabis gene pool as clones become ‘known’ and ‘tagged’ through that registry.
The Cannabis Evolution Project: Phylos Bioscience is Mapping Cannabis Genetics
Smoke Reports has always been very appreciative of all of the different organizations publishing positive cannabis information and research. Phylos Bioscience, based out of Portland, Oregon, is certainly one such company that deserves recognition for their dynamic research of cannabis genetics.
Scientists Are Trying to stop GMOs on a New Front: Weed
A team of researchers at Phylos Bioscience launched the Cannabis Evolution Project last year in an effort to map the genetic structure of marijuana, effectively protecting the biodiversity of cannabis from corporate interests, such as Monsanto, which might be tempted to capitalize on legal weed by securing exclusive patents on select strains.
Oregon Searches for Path Around Federally Illegal Marijuana Research
Marijuana research has been impeded for years due to its illegal status nationally. So now that states are decriminalizing the drug and opening medical marijuana programs, where do they turn for scientific guidance?
It's a ____ ! The Oregonian's marijuana seedlings' gender revealed. What should we name them? (Pot Grow Diary | Day 24)
Our seedlings have been gender tested and the results are in.
Oregon considers regulation of pesticides in marijuana industry
Katie Wuestenberg dons protective while spraying the marijuana plants with a vitamin B supplement at Chalice Farms in West Linn.
How genetics is reshaping the marijuana industry
Every morning, Josh Chase makes his way from Goetz House, a yellow-and-white cottage in the middle of nowhere Washington, past a makeshift 8-foot “security fence” built from square-cut pieces of lumber and black plastic tarp, down to the greenhouses.
Weed's been with us since the Ancient Steppes. Portland's Phylos Bioscience will revolutionize what we know about it.
Exploring pot's family tree
Is that Sour Diesel in your bong the real thing? Portland scientist sets out to map marijuana DNA and find out
Before Lemon Haze and Super Skunk, it was mostly just good and bad weed.