Harborside Inc. Enters Into a Strategic Research Agreement with Utah State University on Cannabis Crop Steering
An announcement was made today in which Harborside Inc. (CSE: HBOR), (OTCQX: HBORF) said that it had signed a strategic agreement for cannabis crop steering research with Utah State University. The cannabis crop steering research will be led by Dr. Bruce Bugbee. He is a well-known figure across the globe in the field of plant physiology.
About Harborside Inc.
Harborside Inc. is a California-based cannabis retailer. It was established in 2006 and received six licenses from the government of the U.S. in the same year.
The company earned much respect for being a pioneer in making cannabis products safe for all and accessible to a huge base of customers. Harborside Inc holds a valid license from the government for the distribution, retail, nursery, cultivation, and manufacturing of cannabis products.
The company has established four dispensaries and one cultivation facility since its inception. Out of the four dispensaries, three are located in San Francisco Bay Area, while one is located in Oregon. The cultivation or production facility of Harborside Inc is located in Salinas, California.
The Strategic Research Agreement
The strategic research agreement between Harborside Inc and Utah State University is a turning point in the industry. The research would focus on the crop steering process of cannabis. It will be led by Dr. Bruce Bugbee.
Dr. Bruce Bugbee is a well-established figure in the field of plant physiology. He is known across every major nation of the world. He gained popularity with his work in the field of plant physiology and has so far authored 137 peer-reviewed studies. Additionally, he holds the key position of Founder and President in Apogee Instruments Inc. He will be leading the research for Harborside Inc. as a professor of Crop Physiology at Utah State University.
He is also a part of the American Society of Horticulture Science and the American Society of Agronomy.
The collaboration to conduct cannabis crop steering research is crucial as it aims to study the environmental influence on cannabis crop cultivation. The study looks to conclude how the environmental influences can be manipulated to increase crop yield and product quality. All this while saving the limited or expensive resources.
The research will be conducted with the collaboration of Dr. Bruce Bugbee and Travis Higginbotham, the Vice President of the Production Department at Harborside Inc.
It will be focused on how the adjustment of irrigation, lighting, and climatic features can give the company more control over growing a better quality of cannabis products. The role of Dr. Bruce Bugbee would be to study scientific factors like different levels of carbon dioxide, light intensity, substrate moisture, and ambient temperature.
The research will be conducted in the physiology research facility of Utah State University.
Travis Higginbotham expressed his eagerness to work with Dr. Bruce Bugbee and said that the company has always been looking to meet the demands of every member of its community without compromising the quality of its products.
He said that the research would lead to the discovery of new production practices of cannabis products. Along with Dr. Bruce Bugbee, he would also collect evidence that would be enough to understand how cannabis can be grown more effectively.
Dr. Bruce Bugbee has conducted similar research with NASA. The collaborative research with NASA concluded some important factors. These factors would be applied to the research with Harborside Inc.
He said that the cannabis crop steering research would generate a set of data that will impact the practices which are relevant in the industry right now. He assured that the research would not only give scientific insights but will also boost the sustainability and efficiency of the cannabis industry.