California METRC cultivators - How to create clones from immature plants batches.

Updated by NIr Malchy

The change in METRC California

Starting 6/1/2020, METRC updated its API to require a source package or source plant when creating plant batches in cloning.

Since ‘Mother’ or ‘Veg’ groups are considered immature and their plants are not tagged individually, creating clones from Mother or Veg groups requires you to select a source plant batch and an available package tag. The process creates a package of clones from the immature batch (without decrementing the count of active plants in the batch), then consumes the package when creating the clones.

If you don't already have an in-sync item of category Immature Plants or Clone - Cutting for the relevant strain, Flourish Software creates the item for you in the process. Scroll down to the end of this article to find instructions on creating an item in the category Immature Plants or Clone - Cutting.
If the Flourish user responsible for creating plants does not have permission in METRC to create/update items, and there is not already a valid item for Flourish to use for the clone package, METRC will return an error in this step.

Create a clone group for an immature batch

Here's an interactive tutorial


1. The first step is to open Flourish and click Grow.

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2. Scroll up and click Clone.

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3. Click Create plants.

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4. Click Select room.

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5. Select the room.

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6. Click Strain to select the Strain.

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7. Type the first few letters of the strain name in the search bar to quickly and easily find your strain.

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8. Select the  Strain. 

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9. Select the Source of the clones. 

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10. For this example we'll use Select Clones from Veg Group. 

The process is the same if you select Clones from Mother Group.

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11. Click Select Veg Group. 

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12. Select the Veg Group. 
The system displays the Veg Groups relevant to the strain you selected.

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13. Click Source plants batch.

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14. Select the Source plants batch.

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15. Type Total Clones and Press Tab.

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16. Click on New if you choose to create a new clone group.
You can also add to an existing group by selecting Existing.

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17. Click New Group Name.

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18. Type the New Group Name.

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19. Click Available Package Tag. 

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20. Select a Package Tag.
The system is using the tag to create an interim package of clones.
When you click to create the clones, the system creates the clones from the package and consumes the package.

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21. Click Plant Batch Tag.

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22. Select a plants batch tag. 

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23. You can click the calendar icon to adjust the date and time of the creation of the Clone Group.

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24. If needed, Adjust the date and time of the creation of the Clone Group.

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25. Click Generate New Plant IDs.

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26. Scroll up and click CREATE CLONES.

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27. You can click Print Plant Tags, Create More Plants or continue your work.

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28. That's it. You're done.

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Clone batch out of sync?

Get your clone batch back in sync.

Create the Immature Plants / Clone-Cutting item in Flourish

  1. In Flourish go to Manage Settings.
  2. Select Inventory.
  3. Click Create New item.
  4. Submit the relevant information as you can see here:
  5. Save the item.
  6. Go to State Eligibility and verify the item is synced for the relevant facility. COMPLIANCE CATEGORY will be Immature Plants or Clone - Cutting
  7. Make sure the item is synced successfully to METRC.

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