Novel ‘Retipping’ Method Yields More High Quality Cannabis Plants In Less Space

By Lauren Kurtz, Phys.Org on January 11, 2023

A novel method for making new cannabis plants works as well as traditional methods in less space according to a recent UConn study published in HortScience.

The new method known as “retipping” takes cuttings from strong, disease-free “mother” plants that were micropropogated in laboratory-controlled settings.

“Retipping has the potential to produce nine-times as many plants in a similar amount of floor space as stem cuttings from traditional stock mother plants,” says Jessica Lubell-Brand, Ph.D., professor of horticulture at UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources and principal investigator on the project. “This method could help cultivation facilities grow more in less space while maintaining the quality of their final product.”

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