Thin film is the old spinach test that every college botany student did at least once in school. You can separate the exact pigments present in the leaf. You can determine exactly what is absorbed and what is reflected.
If you take the extraction solution and put it in an old fashioned absorption spectrometer you can see the exact wave lengths of light being used in a plants leaves.
From a senior level Plant Physiology class we could see that plant absorbed differently at different life stages in our target plant, I used latherus oderatera for my samples a winter flowering verity that I eventually produced
commercially and very successfully. Neville, this was the class tied to analytical chemistry, that I kept failing.
The true advancement for growers is to tune the light to the cultivar to the stages in the grow.
The old spinach test is up on the site. It will cost you under $200 in materials and a grower will donate the Cannabis. It also makes one hell of a trade show display. One of the big Dutch HID light manufactures had it every year
at the Ohio short course, for years 1970’s into the late 1980’s. You can show what light is absorbed, what light is reflected and what light pass directly through the solution. You can even use a simple prism to show the spectra of the light reflected and
passed through. You can use simple old fashioned math to give approximate wave lengths of the light that is actually absorbed. Kind of cool.
This is how you will sell lights to growers. They are touchy-feely kind of group.
Leave growing great plants to the growers Just give us the tools we need to be great growers. LED lights that I can better manage light as a critical production resource.
THC and CBD are a function of just good plant growth. If the genetics are there I can get the secondary metabolites I want.
This mean I need healthy roots, this is where all the precursors for THC and CBD come from root hairs by dry weight. If no stressors are added to the grow. At flower instantiation all the precursor metabolites are moved to the new
flower tissues almost overnight. Remember what the plant is making THC and CBD for, they are just natural really good insecticides and ok fungicides.
The terpintines appear to be closely linked to the secondary pigmentations in the plants. This makes sense but more research needs to be done. The Apple and peach researchers have done the most research into pigmentations and flavor.
The grape growers have done some good work but are too caught up in sugar and brix calculations.
So give me the ability to grow a plant with the highest dry weight and I will give you the maximum potential for secondary plant compounds.
From the voices in my head
From the voices in my head