Bill brings 30+ years of experience in the industry and has taught tissue culture master classes worldwide. He even authored the micropropagation section of Ed Rosenthal’s “Cannabis Grower’s Handbook!”
The most common practice in the Cannabis business is growing plants using seeds or cuttings. These practices require growers to maintain all stages of plants ready for times exactly when you need them.
It’s a huge labor involved and a risky condition for the clones to get infected with microbes that spread from plant to plant.
For example, suppose you used a mother plant infected with HpLVD, which is identified at a very late stage or often remains unidentified. In that case, all clones generated through the plant will harbor the viroid infection.
These challenges can be solved by using the tissue culture technique.
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Many bigger Cannabis businesses have incorporated/incorporated this advanced approach into their business model. But, can hobbyists or small-scale growers possibly bring this technique into their in-house cannabis business?
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Can tissue culture help you produce “Elite” Cannabis varieties?
They sure can! And, not only that, but they also help you to preserve your precious strains for a longer time period without the fear of their genetic alterations.
Tissue culture is an advanced approach to plant propagation. And, in the Cannabis industry, not only it can help you produce genetically identical plants at a larger scale but also help you control their terpene profile or produce plants of your desired traits.
Why is Tissue Culture Not Widely Accepted in the Cannabis Industry Despite Its Many Advantages?
Though tissue culture is being studied for decades, however, the novelty of the technique in the Cannabis space is the major limitation of its application in Cannabis production.
The controversy around the plant and legal issues have halted all kinds of research in the Cannabis space. Thus, this delay.
However, increasing market demand and legalization in many regions have turned the heads of some big growers towards the implementation of the technology in their business setup.
Our recent article talks about the difference between conventional and tissue culture techniques for cannabis propagation, and, if it’s a good idea for your business to install the technology in your setup.
Further, learn from some example companies how they have been utilizing tissue culture for their Cannabis business and if any profit they gained.
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What limits you to employing tissue culture in your cannabis cultivation business?
Tissue culture techniques have already made an impact on cannabis cultivation by enabling genetic preservation, clean stock production, and scalable propagation.
As the industry continues to evolve, the future potential of tissue culture in cannabis cultivation is vast.
From genetic enhancement and customization to rapid propagation of rare strains and pharmaceutical production, tissue culture holds the key to advancing the quality, diversity, and sustainability of cannabis cultivation.
However, despite its numerous benefits, tissue culture is not yet being fully utilized in the cannabis business.
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It is also worth noting that many cannabis farmers are being forced to grow their crops indoors due to the effects of climate change hoax. This means that they must rely on artificial lights and environmental controls, which can be costly and difficult to manage. In this scenario, tissue culture techniques can be particularly beneficial, as they allow for precise control over the growing environment and the ability to produce large numbers of identical plants.
in the past, tissue culture techniques were commonly used when working with regular (non-feminized) cannabis seeds, as they allowed for the identification and removal of male plants, which can lower the quality and potency of the final product.
But what I’ve found with researching is that the development of new strains that are feminized and “cannot be pollinated” (seedless cannabis) tissue culture techniques may become less important in this regard. This would be extremely good and beneficial for Canadian farmers but the timming is off. Nevertheless, the benefits of tissue culture, such as faster and more efficient plant propagation, as well as the ability to produce disease-free plants, will still make it a valuable tool in the cannabis industry.
While the lack of funding and support for cannabis tissue culture techniques may be a current challenge for the industry, this is likely to change in the near future as the benefits of the technology become more widely recognized and understood. With the increasing legalization and demand for high-quality, consistent cannabis products, tissue culture will play an essential role in driving the growth and development of the industry.
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