Marijuana Botany: An Advanced Study: The Propagation and Breeding of Distinctive Cannabis

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Ronin Publishing, Jun 15, 1981 - Science - 197 pages
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Marijuana Botany presents the scientific knowledge and propagation techniques used to preserve and multiply vanishing Cannabis strains. Also included is information concerning Cannabis genetics and breeding used to begin plant improvement programs. The book presents scientific and horticultural principles, along with their practical applications, necessary for the breeding and propagation of Cannabis and in particular, marijuana. It will appeal not only to the professional researcher, but to the marijuana enthusiast or anyone with an eye to the future of Cannabis products.
 

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Contents

Sexual versus Asexual Propagation
Sexual Propagation
The Life Cycle and Sinsemilla Cultivation
Biology of Pollination
Controlled versus Random Pollinations
Pollination Techniques
Seed Selection
Asexual Propagation
4 Fiber Traits
5 Floral Traits
6 Gross Phenotypes of Cannabis Strains
1 Fiber Strain Gross Phenotypes
2 Drug Strain Gross Phenotypes
3 Hybrid Drug Phenotypes
Maturation
Latitude and Photoperiod

Rooting
Making Cuttings
Hardeningoff
Rooting Media
Soil Treatment
Layering
Techniques of Layering
Making an Air Layer
Grafting
Pruning
Genetics
Summary of Essential Points of Breeding
Polyploidy
Breeding
Acclimatization
Fixing Traits
Genotype and Phenotype Ratios
2 Seedling Traits
Moon Cycles
Floral Maturation
Cannabinoid Biosynthesis
Harvest Timing
Early Floral Stage
Peak Floral Stage
Senescence or Rejuvenation Stage
Factors Influencing THC Production
Harvesting Drying and Curing
Curing Floral Clusters
Storage
Light
Moisture
Edaphic Conditions
Wind
Race
Community
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