Say Goodbye to Turf Toe and Say Hello to Hydroponics

There are over a dozen professional sports that take place on grass, the most popular being soccer and football. Since the use of artificial turf in the MLB Astrodome in 1966, artificial turf has become a widely used surface for…

This Area of Hydroponic Plant Fertilizer is Lacking

The Patent Radian®, included with every Patent Forecast®, is an interactive visual that has been used to predict M&A activity, locate disruptors and sector dominators, as well as discover areas untapped. We previously highlighted the…

ScottsMiracle-Gro Purchases Rhizoflora for its Patent Assets

Shortly after ScottsMiracle-Gro announced its cannabis investing plans, it announced it would be acquiring the Terpinator® and Purpinator® brands owned by Rhizoflora. What sets Rhizoflora apart from its competitors? Patent assets.  Even if…

Scotts Miracle-Gro Invests $150 Million to Pursue New Areas in Cannabis for Subsidiary – Patent Forecast Can Do Just That!

Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) has had a part in the cannabis industry since 2014 through its subsidiary Hawthorne Gardening Company who specializes in cannabis gardening and hydroponics. In August 2021, SMG announced its cannabis investment…

Bayer Crop Sciences Dominates Pest Management – Is There Room for Others?

Bayer Crop Sciences is the most active patent seeker in all of the hydroponics pest management category and holds the lead for 2021 so far as well. Headquartered in Germany, Bayer Crop Sciences has built a portfolio of over 70 patent…

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