A 2-second video clip of a greenhouse containing what appears to be brown and dead cannabis plants has the internet trading rumors about a crop failure at a facility belonging to Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) (NASDAQ:CGC). Brandon A. Dorfman of Potnetwork reported today that Canopy suffered a “total crop failure” at their Aldergrove, B.C. greenhouse facility. The company denied these rumors, saying it was a planned destruction. Experts appear to be pointing to improper or inadequate irrigation or watering of the plants.
“Processing licences were delayed by infrastructure and regulatory approvals, which led to a number of plants needing to be destroyed,” read the statement. “Management does not consider this event to represent a material impact on the company’s balance sheet and fully anticipates being able to meet provincial supply agreements during the first year of recreational legalization.”
Everything from claims that the grow became infected with botrytis to the facility is full of pathogens and molds due to poorly done retrofit jobs have now been floated over the past few days. Over-fertilization and fungi issue have made their way to the top of the list as well.
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