Season 2 | Episode 3: Mastering Veg Timing & Plant Height

Season 2 | Episode 3: Mastering Veg Timing & Plant Height

mastering veg timing and plant height with pipp horticulture

Summary:

  • Veg Timing Importance: Timing veg growth is crucial for determining plant height and structure before transitioning to the flowering phase. It directly impacts yield and performance in the grow.
  • Vegetative Phase Overview: The vegetative phase involves keeping plants under an 18-hour photo period, allowing them to grow shoots and roots to establish a robust structure for flowering.
  • Veg Length Determination: The length of veg directly influences plant height in the flowering phase, particularly significant in vertical farming and multi-tier growing setups.
  • Optimal Veg Duration: While a 10 to 14-day veg is ideal for advanced cultivators with optimal environments, some factors like genetics and environmental conditions may extend veg time.
  • Managing Stretch: Stretch refers to rapid plant growth during the early flowering phase triggered by a 12-hour photo period. Proper veg timing helps anticipate and manage this stretch to avoid issues like plants growing into lights or obstructing airflow.
  • Techniques to Control Stretch: Environmental cues, such as day-to-night temperature differentials, and irrigation strategies can help mitigate stretch. Additionally, plant training techniques like topping or super cropping can be employed.
  • Variability in Cultivar Behavior: Some cultivars exhibit slow veg growth but finish flowering rapidly. Understanding each cultivar's growth patterns is essential for effective cultivation planning.
  • No Veg Strategy: An emerging trend in some regions involves skipping the traditional veg phase and directly transitioning rooted clones into flowering, particularly in high-density planting setups.
  • Closing Thoughts: Successful cannabis cultivation requires understanding and adapting to various factors like genetics, environment, and cultivation techniques. Cultivators are encouraged to experiment, gather data, and tailor their approach to their specific growing conditions.

This conversation provides valuable insights for cannabis cultivators, emphasizing the importance of strategic planning and adaptability in optimizing plant growth and yield.

If you are a grower looking to optimize your cultivation facility or anyone looking to cultivate more in less space, then this is the show for you. Each week, join Host Michael Williamson as he travels across the country, to explore the world of vertical farming and the future of cannabis and food production through his conversations with leading industry operators, growers and executives who are demonstrating success and resilience as growers and cultivators. Each episode provides stories and key insights that will inspire and show you first-hand, how each of these companies have overcome challenges, and found their own path to success.

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Season 2 | Episode 2: Insights Into Europe’s Cannabis Landscape

Season 2 | Episode 2: Insights Into Europe’s Cannabis Landscape

Insights on Europe's Cannabis Market

Summary:

  • European Cannabis Market Variances: The European cannabis market varies significantly depending on the country. Spain still has a significant black market presence, while countries like Switzerland, Holland, Germany, and Malta are more interested in multi-tier cultivation due to advancements in legalization and commercial construction.
  • Legalization in Germany: Germany recently decriminalized possession and consumption of cannabis, allowing citizens to possess up to 25 grams and grow up to three plants at home. They also introduced a website to indicate areas where public consumption is permitted.
  • Enforcement and Penalties: There are discussions about penalties for public consumption in restricted zones and the need for responsible consumption etiquette.
  • Germany's Influence: Germany's approach to legalization is seen as influential for other European countries due to its significant population and international standing, potentially setting a precedent for other nations to follow.
  • Pilot Programs: Several European countries, including Switzerland and the Netherlands, have implemented pilot programs to explore regulated cannabis cultivation and distribution.
  • Lessons from US Legalization: The conversation draws parallels between the US and European approaches to legalization, highlighting differences in regulatory frameworks and the challenges of navigating state-by-state regulations.
  • Regulatory Challenges: The discussion touches on the difficulties of regulatory compliance in the cannabis industry, including tracking systems like Metric and the debate between regulating by plant count versus canopy square footage.
  • Potential Future Podcast Topics: Anders and Michael express interest in discussing nuanced differences in cannabis regulations across different US states and potentially exploring topics like cultivation strategies and regulatory efficiency in future podcasts.

If you are a grower looking to optimize your cultivation facility or anyone looking to cultivate more in less space, then this is the show for you. Each week, join Host Michael Williamson as he travels across the country, to explore the world of vertical farming and the future of cannabis and food production through his conversations with leading industry operators, growers and executives who are demonstrating success and resilience as growers and cultivators. Each episode provides stories and key insights that will inspire and show you first-hand, how each of these companies have overcome challenges, and found their own path to success.

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Season 2 | Episode 1: Insights from Spannabis & Beyond

Season 2 | Episode 1: Insights from Spannabis & Beyond

Podcast: Season 2 | Episode 1

Summary:

  • Spannabis Experience: Anders shared his personal experience at Spannabis, highlighting the vibrant social club scene in Barcelona and the excitement around cannabis culture and legalization. They particularly enjoyed the hash scene, with notable mention of Piatella Hash and its unique curing process.
  • International Travel and Awareness of Pipp Horticulture: Anders discussed his surprise at the international recognition of Pipp, indicating that many attendees were familiar with the brand. They also mentioned their upcoming presence at events in Europe, inviting cultivators to engage with them.
  • Concerns about Pathogen Spread Through Seeds: There was a discussion about the spread of pathogens and viruses through seeds, emphasizing the importance of responsible breeding practices and testing to prevent the transmission of diseases.
  • Quality of Exhibits at Spannabis: The conversation touched on the impressive quality of exhibits at Spannabis, noting the elaborate and stylish booths, which reflected the sophistication of the European cannabis industry.
  • Comparison with Other Cannabis Events: Anders and Michael compared Spannabis to other cannabis events like MJBizCon and Canna Fest, highlighting differences in atmosphere, attendee engagement, and the quality of conversations with growers.
  • Upcoming Events and Engaging with Pipp Horticulture: Michael and Anders discussed their plans to attend upcoming events in Europe and encouraged listeners to engage with them at these events, promising informative discussions about cannabis cultivation.

If you are a grower looking to optimize your cultivation facility or anyone looking to cultivate more in less space, then this is the show for you. Each week, join Host Michael Williamson as he travels across the country, to explore the world of vertical farming and the future of cannabis and food production through his conversations with leading industry operators, growers and executives who are demonstrating success and resilience as growers and cultivators. Each episode provides stories and key insights that will inspire and show you first-hand, how each of these companies have overcome challenges, and found their own path to success.

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