Growing and Harvesting
Analytical testing during cultivation is geared toward increasing crop yield and quality. At this early stage, growers can create a cannabinoid profile and determine the plant strain, as well as the levels of terpenoids, phytocannabinoids, and other compounds of interest. Acquiring these results early gives growers a competitive edge by identifying which plants will eventually be culled and discarded, thus avoiding significant time, energy, space, and monetary investments into these plants.
When all plants in a crop have identical characteristics, it is possible to determine production yield and quality attributes:
It is much more efficient and cost-effective to cultivate and extract plants with the optimal compound profile than to change the composition of extracts later via purification procedures.
Growing and Harvesting References