Marijuana Business Magazine September 2019

“That’s the interesting part of regenerative farming,” he said. “You’re guided by the elements, the rainy season.” Digiallorenzo uses a Netafim drip irrigation system that is buried in the ground, under the plants. “That’s the best method for conserving water because you don’t have evaporation,” Digiallorenzo said. “If you’re watering on the surface of your plants, you’re going to have evaporative loss of moisture and water.” The underground system causes the roots to stretch downward, he said, which causes some stress on the plant, but this way the roots aren’t looking to the surface for water. “If I took you on a farm tour, you would go, ‘Oh, my god, it’s so dry,’” Digiallorenzo said. “But if you scratch the soil down about 4 inches, you’d see some elements of moisture far below the surface.” Bart Schaneman covers cultivation and extraction for Marijuana Business Magazine. You can reach him at [email protected] . David Digiallorenzo walks down from one of his rainwater catchment tanks at Casa Humboldt farm, which irrigates exclusively with rainwater. Courtesy Photo Canna Business Technology A single platform to manage your cannabis business Business optimization and management Health Canada and state reporting Traceability and quality control Secure cloud and data integrity One system that is more than seed to sale