Cultivating cannabis isn’t as easy as many might think since even minor mistakes can lead to major consequences on the life and quality of the plants. Fortunately, Cannabiotix, also sometimes referred to as CBX, one of the most renowned cultivators in the United States knows just what to avoid during the process. The CBX team focuses on developing and polishing cultivation techniques to produce quality yields for its clients.
However, besides the methods they follow in cultivating, Cannabiotix also adheres to best control practices, which are equally just as essential. Using their knowledge and experience of two decades, CBX wants to share the three common mistakes in producing cannabis that cultivators must avoid.
Neglecting maintenance after harvest
Cultivators are still required to invest time and effort even after the cannabis plants have been harvested. That is because it is that moment when trichomes are most vulnerable to damages, and regrettably, not many cultivators know about such a vital fact. That is why in Cannabiotix, securing maximum trichome preservation is given utmost importance.
The amount of agitation on the plants must be reduced to as little as possible. That means that the trichomes must be handled delicately without coming in contact with the most vulnerable parts of the plants. They must also not be overexposed to light, heat, and oxygen to not damage their quality or unintentionally activate them prematurely.
Overlooking the processing room
When harvesting cannabis plants, there are drying, trimming, and curing methods that must be carefully implemented. In line with that, the environment where those three processes take place matters a lot and must be tailored for the ideal conditions.
Just like in CBX, the rooms must not be humid, yet at the same time, not overly dry. There must likewise be plenty of space so that the branches won’t hit any objects or surfaces, which can cause moderate to severe damages. The area is also recommended to be kept cool and not overexposed to light, high temperatures, and oxygen. Otherwise, the plants’ potency will be reduced.
Disturbing the buds during the harvesting processes
May it be that during the drying, trimming, or curing method, the plants must not be agitated nor tampered with. While hanging the plants upside down to dry, they must not contact any surfaces. Meanwhile, for the trimming process, Cannabiotix uses a unique handling technique that the team calls “revolve the stem” to preserve the maximum amount of trichomes. For the curing stage, the environmental conditions must be adjusted to not disrupt the buds’ state.
Regardless of how careful and meticulous the cultivator was before the harvesting of the cannabis plants, neglecting the yields’ conditions after cutting them down will ruin all efforts to maintaining their quality. That means that while the drying, cutting, and trimming methods are still in progress, the buds must not be damaged, and the area where they are kept must be free from any hazards. As long as proper cultivation and control processes are followed, quality products are pretty much guaranteed.
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