Rice Root Aphids – Persistent Pests

Rice Root Aphids – Persistent Pests The rice root aphid is one of the more persistent pests cannabis cultivators encounter and can cause significant damage if left untreated.  As their name suggests, rice root aphids colonize the rhizosphere of cannabis and feed on the sap running through the root system.   How to spot Rice Root Aphids Active primarily at night, … Read More

Tissue Culture TrueClones™, Tweens or Teens: Which Should You Choose?

Tissue Culture TrueClones™, Tweens or Teens: Which Should You Choose?  Choosing where to source your plant stock is a critical decision in your cultivation operation that includes not only what cultivar to purchase but also the source and size of the plant. At Conception, we offer three different sizes including our TrueClone plant packs, tweens, and teens. We produce our … Read More

Gen Zero Vs. Traditional Clones

Generation Zero Cannabis Tissue Culture Clones Versus Traditional Nursery Clones: Choosing your plant stock can be one of the most important steps in mitigating risk in your cultivation operation.  Tissue culture for nursery production was commercialized over four decades ago and is widely used across agricultural and horticultural sectors.  Strawberries, blueberries – many of the fruits that fill produce shelves ... Read More

Glossary of Terminology

Plant science comes with its own vocabulary; at Conception Nurseries, we recognize that some of the words we use daily might not be familiar to those who are new to micropropagation. We’ve put together a cheat sheet of definitions for the words we use the most, we hope it’s helpful for you! Apical shoot (or apex of plant): Terminal shoot ... Read More

Hop Latent Viroid – The Dreaded Crop Killer

Hop Latent Viroid or (HLVd) is an infectious single-stranded, circular RNA that is completely dependent on its host plant’s metabolism for replication. As the name suggests, HLVd occurs worldwide in hops, but it can also infect hop’s close relative – cannabis. If your previously healthy plants have suddenly started becoming stunted or “dudded” ingrowth, then a Hop Latent Viroid infection ... Read More

How to Transplant Conception Clones

STEP 1 When ready to transplant, remove the film layer on the sterile plant pack and carefully remove the rooting tray. STEP 2 Wearing gloves, gently remove the rooting cube from the tray. STEP 3 Place the rooting cube below the soil just enough, so that no root hairs are exposed and the base of the stem is covered. SUBTRATES ... Read More

A Primer: Tissue Culture

Tissue culture was commercialized roughly four decades ago and is widely used across agricultural and horticultural sectors. Until recently, the technology had not been adopted by the cannabis industry, due to a lack of knowledge sharing between industries and the long history of legal barriers. Tissue culture gives the industry true-to-type cultivars that are pest and pathogen-free and allows growers ... Read More