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Feminized Autoflowering Cannabis for Commercial Production

Written By: Stewart Maxwell |  While autoflowering cannabis strains have quickly gained acceptance from hobby gardeners, the opportunities offered by this type of germplasm have been widely neglected by commercial cultivators. Growers are most familiar with short day (SD) heritage cultivars that rely on a change in photoperiod to initiate flowering. In contrast, autoflowering strains…

Cannabis Photoperiodism

Written By: Stewart Maxwell |  Indoor cultivators have traditionally taken a binary approach to photoperiod manipulation for cannabis production. The photoperiod is usually set at 18/6 for vegetative growth and moved to 12/12 for flower initiation when plants reach an appropriate developmental stage. This is a valid orthodoxy in many situations. As cannabis production moves…