There are tricks to getting a cannabis crop safely to harvest

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Otis Gardens in Hood River, Oregon, operates on a 10-week flower cycle. (Photo courtesy of Otis Gardens)

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the October issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.)

Cannabis growers need to maintain solid cultivation practices through the entire harvest process to ensure the tough job of raising a good crop doesn’t go for naught.

No matter the type of grow facility, the people doing the work and the goals for a crop, cultivators must consider such factors as temperature and humidity control as well as proper sanitation, among others.

And, according to Brandon Pollock, CEO of Massachusetts-based Theory Wellness, another “key is balancing efficiency and quickness with doing it right without harming any of the flower.”

Pollock and other grow experts spoke with Marijuana Business Magazine about best practices for seeing cannabis crops through to their harvest, including:

Our experts also stressed the importance of flushing crops before harvest.