SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The rapid growth of the Botana Mobile App, launched in late April 2017, has furthered investment buzz around the disruptive cannabis data-aggregation platform, premiering at the 2017 Launch Festival in San Francisco, California.
Since public launch, Botana has experienced an 88% growth in new users/growers, and enhanced its crowd-sourcing engine by doubling the types of cultivation metrics collected. Botana's machine learning capabilities rely on aggregating comprehensive cultivation data. This expansion will help Botana advance their technology while simultaneously helping growers increase their bottom lines.
Coinciding with the significant growth in new users, Botana's focus as a Green Technology App for commercial cannabis growers is a perpetuation of their commitment to increase safety and transparency in the cultivation process. The launch of this pioneering feature, aptly named "Bug Tracker" in early July 2017, helps growers create Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs to discover the optimal methods for managing pest and disease pressure. "Effective pest management requires detailed record keeping. This update increases growers' ability to monitor problems and understand which pest prevention measures reduce crop loss. Our development team continues to support Botana growers with powerful features for improving crop health and is consistent with our core philosophy of effecting positive change in this maturing market," says Botana's founder, Robert Schneider.
In keeping with their mission to help growers of all sizes, Botana is happy to announce the partnership between The Mother Plant Company, an innovative hemp farm leading the commercial hemp industry, specifically centered on the cultivation of medicinal CBD and other cannabinoid profiles. "Botana is helping us use data to identify fertilizer protocols and planting strategies to optimize output of desired CBD compounds," says Ted Menadier, owner of The Mother Plant. Their focus on breeding, genetics, and the creation of feminized seeds, allows The Mother Plant to also work closely with Botana to define standards for hemp production across the country.
Botana was founded in Santa Monica, CA by Robert Schneider, to create a collaborative platform for growers to optimize the growing process. By crowd-sourcing comprehensive cultivation data, Botana continues to expand its position as technology leaders in the disruptive cannabis industry.
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