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Cannabis

A Rescheduling Q&A with Alisha Holloway

A Q&A with Phylos’ Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Alisha Holloway, PhD, discussing the impact of rescheduling cannabis to Schedule III to researchers. The recent announcement from the US Department of Justice confirms something people have known for millennia: cannabis has undeniable therapeutic benefits. Rescheduling to Schedule III is a major step forward towards more research into cannabinoid safety and efficacy, allowing us to better understand the plant’s medicinal value through a modern and scientific lens.

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Breeding & Genetics,Cannabis

F1 Hybrid Seeds–A proven game changer for cannabis cultivation

Choosing the best genetics for your cannabis grow – whether it is for your backyard or a 100,000 sq ft facility – is pivotal for your success. Historically for cannabis cultivation, clones have been the only way to grow uniform, high potency plants. Phylos applies modern breeding techniques to elite genetics to give growers access to F1 Hybrid seeds that produce plants with all the best traits of clonal cultivars at a significantly lower operating cost.

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Cannabis,Cultivation

Believe it: these seeds will outperform your clones

Director of Business Development, Ben Adams, thinks Elite Seeds will fundamentally change cultivation practices. Phylos Elite F1 Hybrid Seeds have incredible vigor & uniformity, 25-30%+ THC, are HLVD-free and fully feminized with up to 98%+ germination rates.

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Cultivation

When in doubt, “leaf” it on

Trimming fan leaves during the vegetative or flowering stage has long been used as a method to encourage airflow, increase light penetration, and ultimately increase flower health and quality. But there is still a huge debate in the industry about what is the proper amount of removal–changing from grower to grower, facility to facility. Many things guide this decision.

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Cultivation

Hop Latent Viroid – the latest Billion-Dollar Threat to the industry

Hop latent viroid, or HLVd, is more widespread globally than previously thought. Concern has spread from growers to business leaders and investors because of the financial impact HLVd is having on the industry, as evidenced by recent articles in MJBizDaily and the Wall Street Journal. Here’s what we know about HLVd.

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Cultivation,Stories

The Impact of Modern Seed Genetics in Commercial Cannabis

This case study explores how Montana-based Streamline Farms successfully pivoted from growing tomatoes to cannabis with a limited budget and small footprint — using Phylos Production Ready Seed.

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Cannabis,Cultivation

The Value of Change

This case study examines a trial conducted by a US-based and licensed commercial cannabis cultivator that wanted to measure the productivity of seed-based cultivation and estimated production costs compared to clonal-based propagation.

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Breeding & Genetics

What is F1 Hybrid Seed?

Phylos Production-Ready Seed are “F1 hybrids" -- seeds produced from two stable parent seed lines. These hybrid seeds express the dominant traits of both parents, consistently. This generation is called an “F1 hybrid” - the first, “filial” (aka son or daughter) generation of crossing two distinct parent seed lines.

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Cannabis,Cultivation

Webinar: Scale and increase profitability with uniform seed-grown production

Phylos’ latest webinar, “Scale and Increase Profitability with Uniform Seed-Grown Production” hosted by MJ Biz Daily features industry leaders in breeding & cultivation as they discuss the many reasons why seeds are the future of cannabis production.

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Cannabis,Breeding & Genetics

Understanding the (major) potential of minor cannabinoids

Since 1964, delta-9-THC, remains the most discussed & demanded cannabinoid in the marketplace. As cannabis research continues to grow at an exponential rate, scientists have identified & isolated other cannabinoids that are now considered mainstream.

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Cannabis

A Sea of Change - Cannabis Market’s Shift to Production Ready Seeds

Until recently, growers typically chose to use clonal varieties in their cannabis and hemp operations. However, the tides have turned in this sea of change that the market is experiencing.

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Cannabis

Modern seed-grown cannabis makes sense - but does it make cents?

The field of cannabis seed genetics has made resounding advances in the past decade. With these advances, many preconceived notions, myths, and misconceptions about seed-grown cannabis have been dispelled, leaving them as relics of the past.

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Cultivation,Cannabis

Why seed-grown cannabis is the new move for commercial growers

Advances in breeding innovation has brought a new option to growers focused on uniformity, input reduction, and risk mitigation: Phylos Production-Ready™ Seed

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Cultivation

Maximizing yield and efficiency - Insights from Phylos’ cannabis density trial

Researchers at Phylos and Progressive Plant Research conducted a study to measure the impact of planting density on cannabis yield, efficiency, and more.

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Cannabis

The Cannabis industry's unsung hero

An advanced generation of cannabis and hemp seed genetics are poised to become the next industry disruptor for commercial growers in a rare “everyone wins” situation.

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Cannabis

How autoflower can save a short season

With the rapid expansion of the cannabis and hemp industries, growers have quickly learned that these crops are just as vulnerable to the threat of a short season as others. Learn how autoflower and other short-season varieties can save a short season.

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Cultivation

Why a data-driven approach to your crops can revolutionize your grow operation

Data-driven plant breeding techniques give growers access to reduced cycle times, improved selection accuracy, and can accelerate genetic gain.

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Hemp

Harvesting our Phylos AutoCBD outdoor trial

Phylos Commercial Agronomist, Mary Beuthin, speaks to the importance of outdoor trialing and careful evaluation of experimental varieties so we can offer the best genetics to our customers.

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Cultivation

From day 1 to 25—Phylos's autoflower density trial in progress

Less than a month ago, we started a density trial for our line of autoflower varieties. Phylos's Breeding Project Manager, Becca Kirkpatrick, walks us through why this work is important for our customers. Stay tuned to hear the final results later this fall.

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Stories

The power of cannabis & hemp drives everything we do

Growers looking for consistent, uniform, and reliable plants to help them scale operations can look to Phylos seed-grown autoflower, the next generation of autoflower cannabis.

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