AgraFlora Organics International Inc. provided an update on the progress of cultivation at Propagation Services Canada Inc., the Company’s flagship cultivation asset located in Delta, British Columbia which commenced cultivation using a curated portfolio of live-plant genetics (the “Elite Genetics”) in June 2020. The Delta Facility expects to move to first harvest by early Q4 with first product available for sale of low-cost high potency cannabis strains expected in Q1 2021 on a wholesale basis.
The Elite Genetics at the Delta Facility have been tailored to go to work with PSC’s infrastructure and cultivation program and are expected to yield up to 44 varieties of strains to offer the Company’s wholesale clients a robust product offering while maintaining strong cannabinoid and terpene content plant yield and crops per year.
“The team has been doing a great transition from Tomato cultivation to Cannabis,” said Ruben Houweling, General Manager of Houweling Nurseries. “Our preparation has paid off and we have had great results this summer in plant health and scale up. We are getting ready to start our first flowering cycles this fall.”
The Delta Greenhouse is scalable, providing up to 2,200,000 sq. ft. of cannabis cultivation. Phase 1 of the cultivation strategy includes 422,828 sq. ft. of growing space utilizing a state-of-the-art pressurized, semi-open Venlo greenhouse design considered to be one of the most technically advanced and environmentally friendly greenhouse platforms in North America and is located in a unique agricultural micro-climate on the shores of the Pacific. Key features of the Delta Greenhouse include:
- Fully integrated on-site natural-gas-powered power plant;
- Advanced climate and humidity control management infrastructure;
- Proprietary energy-efficient air exchange to maintain stable climate conditions at a fraction of the cost of traditional HVAC systems;
- Ebb-and-flow watering systems to enhance complete irrigation recapture and water treatment;
- Multistage supplemental lighting augmented by natural sunlight to foster optimized illumination equilibrium; and
- A proprietary ERP system to allow for efficient resource management and cost tracking.
AgraFlora Organics International Inc. is a cannabis company building shareholder value through the development of revenue generating operating assets in the global cannabis industry. AgraFlora is focused primarily on the Canadian cannabis industry; the world’s most advanced and regulated legal cannabis market. For more information please visit: https://agraflora.com/.
Propagation Services Canada is a joint-venture formed between AgraFlora and the Houwelings Group, one of North America’s leading producers and innovators in the greenhouse vegetable production industry.