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Beyond The Lab

A Blog About The Intersection of Science & Cultivation

We aim to provide helpful, science-driven, original content for cultivators and information seekers of all backgrounds. Whether you’re a personal grower, an interested consumer or a master-grower at a large commercial farm you’ll find something here that expands your knowledge-base and provides a different perspective on topics that might often be overlooked.

​Our expertise in plant genetics, agricultural science and crop management allow us to bring unique insights into the foreground with our writing. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section at the end of each article!

Cannabis Hermaphrodites – Which Sex Carries the Hermaphrodite Trait?

Cannabis Hermaphrodites – Which Sex Carries the Hermaphrodite Trait?

To the best of my knowledge, cannabis hermaphrodites are genetic females, by definition (two X chromosomes). We at Delta Leaf have never seen nor heard of a genetically confirmed Male plant that ended up developing female flowers. Does this mean the hermaphroditic trait – or the genetic tendency for an individual plant to develop both male & female flowers – can only be passed on by the mother?

How to Grow Hemp for CBD

How to Grow Hemp for CBD

​How to Grow Hemp for CBD Production Most farmers have a plethora of questions when it comes to growing hemp for CBD production. With the implementation of the Farm Bill in late 2018, it’s evident that the consumption of cannabis derivatives like CBD is bound to hit...

How to Breed a High CBD Strain

How to Breed a High CBD Strain

How to Breed a High CBD Strain In part 2 of our series on the science of breeding, we explain how to breed a high CBD version of your favorite strain. If you haven't watch part 1 about the genetic of THC and CBD yet, be sure to check that out as well by clicking here....

The Genetics of THC and CBD

The Genetics of THC and CBD

The Genetics of THC and CBD Welcome to part one in our series on the science of cannabis growing and breeding. We'll be discussing what makes strains different from each other, interesting facts about cannabis growth traits, and how the underlying genetics can be...

“The proper use of science is not to conquer nature, but to live in it.”

Barry Commoner