They say that the best innovations are born from necessity, which explains why cannabis cultivators are so ahead of the curve when it comes to finding profitable ways to grow their crops with highly effective organic methods.
Unlike other agricultural sectors, cannabis producers have been subjected to rigorous regulations and purity standards – particularly for growing medicinal cannabis varieties. In order to comply and avert undue scrutiny of regulators, growers have had to find sustainable, cost efficient ways to control energy output, water consumption, moisture and pests without contaminating their plants. Ironically, the organic cultivation techniques they have adopted out of necessity have proven to be more effective and more profitable that conventional methods.
It seems that holds true for other agricultural commodities and we caught up with Marco Hegyi to find out if the lessons learned by growers in the cannabis industry could be instructive for other farmers seeking to reduce their carbon footprint while also improving their yields and profits.
Marco brings extensive technology experience and a history of growing operations. He has performed several executive roles including President & CEO of private and public companies, vice-president of sales and marketing, senior director of product management, and began as a systems and real-time software engineer. He has led early-stage companies, grown small to mid-size technology companies, and set industry standards at market-leading corporations. Also, he has managed global programs and initiatives at Microsoft and Yahoo, and inventor of several patents. He is now leading a publicly traded company Grow Life, which provides tools, supplies and solutions for growers in the cannabis cultivation industry.
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