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cannabis, gender id, genetics, leaf works, leafworks, sex id, sex id kits -

My guest this week is Eleanor Kuntz. Eleanor is a trained herbalist and geneticist bridging the gap between traditional herbalism and modern science. She is the CEO and co-founder of LeafWorks Inc., botanical verification company using genetics to improve medicinal quality, sustainability, and transparency in the supply chain. She is also co-founder of Canndor, the People’s Herbarium, the first herbarium committed to documenting and preserving cannabis cultivars and varietals along with the collective knowledge gained through community engagement. This is her second time on the show and if you are interested in learning more about herbariums, we talk more extensively...

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PGR, PGRs, plant growth hormones, plant growth regulators -

Our guest this week is Dr. Jim Barrett. Jim has a bachelor of science from Auburn University in Agricultural Sciences, a Masters of Science from Auburn University with an emphasis on Physiology of Vegetable Crops, and a pHd from Michigan State University with an emphasis on physiology of horticulture crops. He was a professor at the University of Florida from 1978-2016 with a focus on crop production in controlled environments. A major component of his work was evaluating Plant Growth Hormones, also knowns as PGRs and developing new application strategies for greenhouse crops. After retiring from the University, he went...

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Our guest this week is Tom Miles.Tom is the president of T.R. Miles, Technical Consultants, Portland, Oregon, a biomass energy consulting firm, which designs, develops, installs, and commissions systems for processing wood, agricultural, and urban residues. Innovative biomass systems include pyrolysis, gasification, and combustion, sizing, drying, densification, handling, modification of boilers and gasifiers to improve efficiency and emissions, and systems to recycle nutrients. He has developed heat and power systems in developing countries. His knowledge of ash transformations in biomass led to recycling nutrients using pyrolysis ofresidues to biochar which can improve soil health and sequester carbon. Hehas sponsored and hosted online discussions of biomass energy andbiochar since...

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endomycorrhizae, microbes, Myco, mycorrhiza, mycorrhizae, mycorrhizal fungi, mycorrhizal inoculants, trichoderma -

Prof. Yoram Kapulnik is the Executive Director of the U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) as of August 1, 2017. He is the former Director General of the Volcani Center in Israel (2011-2016) and prior to this position, he served as the head of numerous Institutes within the Volcani Center.Born and raised in Israel, Prof. Kapulnik received his doctorate in Soil Microbiology from the Hebrew University and as a Fulbright Fellow, completed his post-doctoral work at the University of California, Davis (1984-1986). He worked for more than 25 years as a Professor of Plant physiology and biotechnology at...

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Our guest today is Nelson Lindsley, of Poetry of Plants. You can check him out on Instagram under “poetryofplants” Nelson has been cultivating cannabis for over a decade and working in the industry for over two decades. An artist by heart and an innovator by trade, he has worked with the majority of leading grow room technology and techniques that are available on the current market and studied their application for efficient large scale cultivation. Over the last three years he has consulted on cultivation sites in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Pennsylvania and California. After working with Nelson we have added...

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Black Swallow, Canada, KIS MIX -

My guest this week is Rob Knechtel, founder of Black Swallow Living Soils. Although Rob’s life long interest in growing cannabis began in the late 60’s, he has spent the past 45 years in a completely unrelated industry designing, installing and marketing fireplaces. When the Canadian government announced approximately 5 years ago that they would be legalizing cannabis production, Rob, his wife Lou and son Nathan decided to start up Black Swallow Living Soil. Nathan runs the day to day operations with his team, and Rob along with his wife continue to concentrate on further building the Black Swallow brand....

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advancements cannabis, agriculture, Cannabis Cultivation, cannabis fertilization, cannabis horticulture, cannabis science, chemical nutrients, organics vs chemical nutrients -

Cari Peters Raymond is Vice President at her family’s company, JR Peters Inc. She is proud to be the 3rd generation of Peters at the company, following both her Father and Grandfather, who introduced the original Peters fertilizers over 72 years ago. At J.R. Peters, Cari is the formulator of all products developed by JR Peters. She heads a hard-working team (the Jack’s Blue Crew) to bring new fertilizer formulas that provide solutions to growers’ nutritional issues. She also manages the J.R. Peters Laboratory & provides tech support – as in, real solutions to growers using the lab or Jack’s products. She has development many formulas...

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apogee, bruce bugbee, led, lighting -

My guest this week needs very little introduction. If you’ve ever studied lighting you’ve probably read some of his research. Bruce Bugbee is a professor at Utah State University and President of Apogee Instruments.  He is internationally known for his work with NASA to design food production systems for people living on Mars and has been a frequent speaker at conferences on indoor food production on Earth.  In 2011 he received the Governors Medal for Science from Utah Governor Gary Herbert. He has recorded several videos on photobiological principles; search for “bugbee agriculture”. Perhaps his pinnacle achievement is summarizing everything...

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agricultural services, cover crops, heavy metals, soil, soil testing, water -

My guest this week is Bryant Mason of Soil Doctor Consulting. Bryant is a Certified Crop Advisor who specializes in organic cannabis nutrition. He has spent the last three years working to combine precision laboratory techniques with data science in an effort to unravel the complexities of cannabis soil and crop nutrition. Along with his work on soilless media, he also helps outdoor cultivators around the U.S. with nutrient management and cover cropping.  www.soildoctorconsulting.com  

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botany, cannabis science, horticulture -

Don Marshall has dedicated his life to teaching students about how plants grow and bridging the gap between botany and practical horticultural applications. Don is the founder of the Environmental Horticulture program at Lake Washington College, where he taught for over 40 years.  In addition to teaching, Don is a Certified Professional Horticulturalist, ecoPro, and Certified Arborist. He owns and operates Plant Designs, a landscape design, installation and maintenance firm specializing in organic fine gardening.  Don co-authored Home Landscaping, Northwest Region published by Creative Homeowner, now in its 4th printing.

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Cannabis Cultivation, cannabis production, cannabis science, insect ecology, insect frass, mealworm -

Virginia Emery is founder and CEO of Beta Hatch, a pioneering insect farming company that is industrializing insects for agriculture. Beta Hatch is fueled by a passion to see insects reach their true potential in our food systems. The company has grown to be internationally recognized for its scientific approach to scaling insect production and operates North America’s largest mealworm farm for animal feed production in Washington. Virginia is the country’s most innovative insect entrepreneur, recently recognized as a Visionary Grist 50 Fixer. Virginia has a PhD in entomology from the University of California, Berkeley, has been awarded over 20 grants and honors, and...

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blumat, blumats, cannabis, controlled environment agriculture, gold leaf gardens, LED cannabis, Podcast -

This podcast is about how a commercial cannabis facility was able to dramatically increase their yields by making some small changes in operations that allowed them to incorporate science and the scientific method which was key in making decisions that both reduced labor costs and raised yields by more than 50%.In this podcast, I talk with Dr. Ben Higgins. Ben works with both Gold Leaf Gardens and KIS Organics and is also part of our consulting group. He is the research scientist for Gold Leaf and with KIS Organics he handles the custom Blumat designs for growers as well as...

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TGOD, The Green Organic Dutchman -

GREENHOUSE TOUR: Sustainable Large-Scale Cannabis Production with The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD) & KIS Organics Get an inside look into one of Canada’s leaders in organic, sustainably grown cannabis. Tad Hussey interviewed TGOD’s VP of Growing Operations, David Bernard-Perron. Tad and David discussed the ins and outs of how to grow high-quality, organic cannabis. They talked specifically about the innovative technology and processes TGOD uses to streamline complex organic growing methods, to produce clean and pure, certified organic cannabis. Here are a few of the other topics covered in this Greenhouse Tour: The benefits of growing organically in living soil...

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buglady, buglady consulting, cannabis pest control, cannabis pests, environmental horticulture, etomologist, suzanne wainwright evans -

Suzanne Wainwright-Evans is an Ornamental Entomologist specializing in integrated pest management. Suzanne has been involved in the Green Industry for more than 25 years with a primary focus on biological control and using pesticides properly. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with degrees in both Entomology and Environmental Horticulture. She has worked throughout the United States and internationally consulting to greenhouses, nurseries, landscapers, and interiorscape companies. Additionally, Suzanne is frequently published in trade magazines, teaches workshops and lectures professionally to industry groups. Her lectures use her extensive library of insect photos and macro insect movies. She has spoken...

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agriculture, Delmon Marshall, Flint Unity Farming Project -

Delmond Marshall, inspired by his father, started the Flint Unity Farming Project to help and inspire the area youth in Flint, Michigan. In 2014, officials in Flint switched the city's water supply to the Flint River as a cost-cutting measure for the struggling city. In doing so, they unwittingly introduced lead-poisoned water into homes, in what would become a massive public-health crisis. Without access to safe drinking water, the health of the residents of Flint quickly began to decline. In 2016, Delmond Marshall started the Flint Unity Farming Project to offer hope and learning to his community by teaching and...

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biocontrols, bioworks inc, botrytis, Chris Hayes, Dr Chris Hayes, powdery mildew, sustainable cannabis, trichoderma -

Dr. Chris Hayes began his journey into biologicals while working on his PhD; then continued in the field as a scientist at Cornell University/NYSAES in Geneva, NY.  At Cornell, he worked on the strains of Trichoderma, T22 & G41, which would ultimately become the active ingredients in RootShield Plus.  He left Cornell approximately 25 years ago to help start BioWorks.  For the past quarter-century, he has worked in various areas within BioWorks with the ultimate goal of helping those interested in using biologicals to understand the do’s and don’ts to maximize the effectiveness of biologicals in programs to prevent plant sickness and loss. ...

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Anderson Porter Design, Brian Anderson, cannabis extraction, Cannabis facility design, controlled environment agriculture, controlled environments, lean cannabis -

Brian is a founding partner of Anderson Porter Design, Inc., an international practice focused on design and architecture for the cannabis industry. Anderson Porter Design provides strategy, technology, design, and thought leadership, built on 20 years as a general practice in Architecture. Since 2014 they are focused on buildings for plants: Controlled-Environmental Horticulture (CEH), Extraction / Manufacturing, and Retail Dispensaries.   Brian merges a RISD education in the craft tradition of making and designing objects with an analytic data-driven process to drive value along the cannabis supply chain. He has a Master's degree from Harvard and has been in practice...

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beneficial insect, beneficial insectary, biological control, greenhouse pest control, ipm, ipm strategies, kelly vance, pest management -

Kelly Vance came to Beneficial Insectary in 2016 after a 17-year career in greenhouse ornamental and landscape pest management with a strong focus on biological controls and soft chemistry. Since joining the team in Redding, he’s worked in a wide variety of ornamental, food and hemp/cannabis crops developing bio control programs for a myriad of crop pests. He has written company literature and is developing a series of release videos for the Beneficial website as well. Kelly moved to Redding from Salem, OR in November 2018 and covered the western United States for Beneficial Insectary before moving into the IPM Technical Lead...

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beneficial insectary, biological controls, crop pests, greenhouse cannabis, hemp, ipm, kelly vance -

Kelly Vance came to Beneficial Insectary in 2016 after a 17-year career in greenhouse ornamental and landscape pest management with a strong focus on biological controls and soft chemistry. Since joining the team in Redding, he’s worked in a wide variety of ornamental, food and hemp/cannabis crops developing bio control programs for a myriad of crop pests. He has written company literature and is developing a series of release videos for the Beneficial website as well. Kelly moved to Redding from Salem, OR in November 2018 and covered the western United States for Beneficial Insectary before moving into the IPM Technical Lead...

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aphid control, biological control, crop protection, dr jp michaud, insect ecology, insectaries, lady beatles, ladybugs -

Ladybugs are amazing insects and wonderful aphid predators. However, there are a ton of reasons why you should never buy them and why they shouldn't even be legal to sell.  I was fortunate to get an expert who has been studying ladybugs and their ecology for decades. Dr. J.P. Michaud is an insect ecologist specializing in biological control and other aspects of crop protection entomology.  He has a background in evolutionary ecology and many of his research endeavors are guided by the implications of evolutionary theory.  His interests include cultural and conservation approaches to biological control of aphids in field...

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bill mckibben, logan labs, soil fertility, soil test, soil testing analysis, super soils, Sustainable Cannabis -

This week’s podcast relates to soil testing. A lot of growers and cannabis consultants use soil tests to make fertility decisions for this crop. What I learned in the last two weeks really changed the way I view these tests and my conversation with our next guest will hopefully explain in better detail how these tests work, what information on them is most useful, and what we should be basing our production decisions on. This week’s guest is Bill McKibben. Bill is an accomplished agronomist and author of 2 books relating to soils. The art of balancing soil nutrients and...

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biocontrols, bioworks, cannabis aphid, john sanderson, justin magill, legit farm north, organic cannabis, pest management, ronald valentin, sustainable cannabis, suzanne wainwright evans -

This week's podcast is all folks that will be speaking or attending the Biocontrols Conference this year. There are a ton of wonderful speakers and talks. Here's the link if you want to check it out! https://www.biocontrolsusa.com/ I caught up with Suzanne Wainwright Evans, who most listeners are familiar with, to talk a bit about the cannabis aphid, which is the topic of her talk at the conference. I also interviewed John Sanderson who is a professor of entomology at Cornell University with over 30 years of experience in pest management experience on greenhouse crops. Ronald Valentin, the director of...

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cannabis production, deficiencies in cannabis, hubners nursery, living soil cannabis, organic cannabis, paul cockson -

Paul Cockson has been working with plants since 2008.  His love for plants was a lifelong passion that developed and grew through the Nebraska Master Gardener program and through his involvement with Hubner’s Nursery.  Paul received his BS from NC State during which time he published 5 refereed journal articles, received the International Society for Horticulture Society for Horticulture Science Young Minds award, published over 20 extension and outreach publications, and published 3 e-books.  Paul has a passion for scientific investigation with the end goal of providing growers and producers with applicable and impactful production knowledge and practices.  Paul is...

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cannabis and opiods, cannabis chronic pain, dr adie rae, legacy research institute, pain management, smart cannabis, wilson-poe -

Dr. Adie Rae (publishing under Wilson-Poe) is an NIH-funded neuroscientist who has been studying cannabis, opioids, and their interaction for her entire career. She has a strong publication record in chronic pain, addiction, and harm reduction. Dr. Rae is currently an assistant scientist at Legacy Research Institute in Portland OR and holds a joint faculty appointment at Washington State University. Her multi-faceted work ranges from synaptic physiology to clinical pain management. Dr. Rae's long-term academic research goal is to define the harm reduction potential of cannabis in the opioid overdose epidemic. As a co-founder of Smart Cannabis, Adie leverages her knowledge of pharmacology to enhance consumer wellbeing and support craft cannabis producers. Smart Cannabis is a Portland-based consulting and research firm that...

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cannabis fertilization, cannabis growing media, cannabis irrigation, cannabis production, cannabis propagation, deron caplan, flowr -

My guest this week is Deron Caplan. Deron is a horticultural scientist and the Director of Plant Science at Flowr  in Kelowna, BC. He was the first person in North America to earn a Ph.D. with research focused on cannabis production. Dr. Caplan has written and published several peer-reviewed articles on cannabis production, focusing on irrigation, growing media, fertilization, and propagation. He has testified on cannabis production before the Canadian Senate’s Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry and has provided expert commentary on cannabis for a variety of media outlets, including CBC, Nature, and Rolling Stone Magazine. You can follow Deron on...

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andrew black, cannabis compliance, certified kind, organic cannabis, organic certification, sun and earth certification -

  Andrew Black is the Certified Kind Founder and Director. Andrew spent the past 11 years working for Oregon Tilth, one of the nation’s most trusted organic certification agencies. Andrew has worn many hats in organic certification, including Farm Program Manager, Inspector, Final Reviewer, Latin American Specialist, and Certification Officer. Andrew has inspected hundreds of farms and food processing facilities in the United States and Latin America and has made certification decisions for hundreds more. He is an expert compliance reviewer for products certified to the USDA National Organic program plus the organic standards of the European Union, Canada, and...

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brother davids, david bronner, dr bronner, organic cannabis, sun and earth certification -

This week’s podcast is with David Bronner, CEO aka Cosmic Engagement Officer for Dr. Bronners, the top-selling brand of natural soaps in North America. Not only do they make the best soap, but they’ve dedicated themselves to advocacy around our food supply, regenerative organic agriculture, animal welfare, fair labor practices, and responsible integration of cannabis and psychedelic medicine into American and global culture. In my opinion, this is one of the best examples of how a company can operate ethically and sustainably in today’s society and it was an honor to spend this time with David. I could spend the...

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cannabis growing, compost tea, john z, microbes, soil -

This week’s podcast is a bit different from my usual podcast. I sat down with John Z, a dedicated cannabis grower and all-around cannabis enthusiast who interviewed me on a variety of topics ranging from soil, compost tea, microbes, growing philosophy, and much more. The goal with this podcast was to answer some listener questions and just offer a different perspective on some topics we’ve already covered in past episodes. I met John through our Patreon hangouts and it’s been a lot of fun hearing about his growing experiences as well through this process.  

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colin bell, growentia, increase plant yield, Mammoth P, microbes plant growth, microbial biostimulants, microbial mediation, mircobes in soil, natural biocontrol -

Colin Bell is the Co-founder, co-inventor, and Chief Growth Officer at Growcentia, the parent company of Mammoth. Colin completed his Ph.D. in Soil Microbial Ecology in 2009. As a Research Scientist at Colorado State University, Colin published dozens of peer-reviewed publications that were focused on elucidating microbial mediated processes that enhance plant growth. Colin left his academic position at Colorado State University in March 2015 to launch Mammoth, a young company in the Ag-Tech sector that develops microbial biostimulants to sustainably increase plant yield, and all-natural biocontrol products to prevent pests. Their first product, MAMMOTH P® is a beneficial bacterial...

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cannabis pest management, cannabis pests, container cannabis, ipm, justin magill, legit cannabis north, living soil, reamendment -

In this podcast, I interview my good friend Justin Magill. Justin is the head grower for Legit Cannabis North, a legal indoor cannabis facility here in Washington State. Justin has been growing using living soils in beds longer than anyone else I know and he has been instrumental in developing the KIS Soil and working out methodology around re-amendment.  This podcast was an opportunity to share some of what he's learned over the past decade through experience, and Justin shares both his successes and failures, which I think is really helpful to growers. My hope is that some of what...

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ben higgins, bios lighting, blumats, goldleaf gardens, kaizen consulting, Mammoth P, organic cannabis, pots vs beds -

In this podcast, I interview Dr. Ben Higgins, Chief Research Scientist at Goldleaf Gardens. Ben earned his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz where he studied functional ecology, organismal morphometrics, and physiology. Ben works alongside their experienced staff to refine, research, and develop new methods in organic cannabis cultivation. He lives in Olympia, WA with his wife and two daughters, and loves to explore the natural beauty of the area with them as often as possible. We discuss how to interpret research, create useful data in your facility, and a new white paper on pots vs living...

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auto flowers, Gardening, jeff lowenfels, microbes, plant a row for beans, plant a row the the hungry, Plants, Soil Food Web, teaming with fungi, teaming with microbes, teaming with nutrients -

Jeff is the co-author of "Teaming with Microbes, The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web" published by Timber Press in August 2006 to great acclaim and revised in 2011. It is touted as the most important gardening book published in the past 25 years and won the prestigious Garden Writers of America Gold Award for gardening books. It has been translated into Korean and French and soon Slovenian. Jeff is also the author of "Teaming with Nutrients, The Organic Gardener's Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition" published by Timber Press in May 2013. The shorthand title is "how plants...

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controlled environment agriculture, dr greenhouse, dr nadia sabeh, greenhouse hvac, hvac systems, indoor cannabis, indoor growing -

Controlled Environment Agriculture is such a technical field that it can be confusing and a bit daunting for growers. I also think it's importance gets overlooked many times when discussing variables relating to plant growth and plant health. I'm honored to have Dr. Nadia Sabeh on to help explain some of the key principles to consider when growing indoors or in greenhouse environments. Dr. Nadia Sabeh (A.K.A. “Dr. Greenhouse”) is President and Founder of Dr. Greenhouse, Inc., an agricultural and mechanical engineering firm that specializes in the design of HVAC systems for indoor plant environments. Dr. Sabeh has her Ph.D. in...

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dr rebecca knight, LED horticulture lighting, LED lighting cannabis, photobiology, sustainable, sustainable cannabis, vertical farming -

Determining if LEDs are Right For You and Your Grow Part 1: What is an LED? Part 2: Can LEDs provide the correct light that plants need? Part 3: What are some useful calculations? Dr. Rebecca Knight Ph.D., Sr. Application Engineer Rebecca is an engineer and R&D scientist with experience in a broad range of fields: science, engineering, marketing, and business development. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of Texas, an M.S. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue, and Chemical Engineering and Japanese undergraduate degrees.  She is passionate about vertical farming, horticultural LEDs, plant secondary...

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cannabis dna testing, cannabis plant breeding, genetic testing cannabis, genkit, plant breeding, reggie gaudino, steep hills labs -

My guest this week is Reggie Gaudino. Reggie is the chief science officer for Steep Hill Labs. Dr. Gaudino oversees all scientific research and development for Steep Hill and is the driving force for Steep Hill's genetic research program. Dr. Gaudino directed a team of researchers which led to the development of GenKit™, the first cannabis DNA-based sex test. The research from Dr. Gaudino has been peer-reviewed and published, leading to important new discoveries in the cannabis industry. Dr. Gaudino received his BS in Molecular Biology and PhD in molecular genetics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and he conducted 4 years of post-doctoral research at Washington...

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cannabis genetic research, cannabis plant breeding, genentic testing cannabis, genkit, plant breeding, reggie gaudino, steep hill labs -

My guest this week is Reggie Gaudino. Reggie is the Chief Science Officer for Steep Hill Labs. Dr. Gaudino oversees all scientific research and development for Steep Hill and is the driving force for Steep Hill's genetic research program. Dr. Gaudino directed a team of researchers which led to the development of GenKit™, the first cannabis DNA-based sex test. The research from Dr. Gaudino has been peer-reviewed and published, leading to important new discoveries in the cannabis industry. Dr. Gaudino received his BS in Molecular Biology and Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and he conducted 4 years of post-doctoral research at Washington...

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hemp, hemp cultivation, michael bowman, mr hemp, national hemp association, Nelson Lindsley, poetry of plants -

My guest this week is a timely one.  Michael Bowman is the Founding Chair of the National Hemp Association. He is also the author of Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill, a provision that grants U.S. farmers the right to cultivate hemp in states where hemp production is now legal for the first time since Congress passed the 1933 Farm Bill.  He’s known in some circles as “Mr. Hemp” for his activism and he has been instrumental in shaping the State of Colorado’s hemp policy as Chair of Colorado’s New Energy Future and served as Co-Chair of Governor-elect Bill Ritter’s Energy Transition...

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cannador, dr eleanor kuntz, leafworks, medicinal marijuana, peoples herbarium, sustainability -

Dr. Eleanor Kuntz Geneticist, Environmentalist, Entrepreneur, Cannabis Advocate Eleanor Kuntz, Ph.D., is a trained herbalist and entrepreneur who is bridging the gap between traditional herbalism and modern science. Eleanor works with plant genetics to design and implement Best Agricultural Practices for improving medicinal qualities and implementing responsible raw ingredient choices to mitigate supply chain risk for natural product companies. As a U.S. Forest Service volunteer, Kuntz researches plant population demographics and dispersal dynamics to develop guidelines for sustainable wild collection and permitting regulations in southeastern native plant populations.  Devoted to honoring the benefits of plant-based medicine, enhancing our connection to...

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Cannabis Cultivation, cannabis extraction, dr allison justice, industrial hemp, mycorrhizal fungi, Sustainable Cannabis -

Dr. Allison Justice Allison graduated from Clemson University with a Ph.D. in Plant and Environmental Science. During her time at Clemson, Allison taught greenhouse management to undergraduate students, where they focused on organic methods and production. Allison’s dissertation involved investigating the effects of a beneficial mycorrhizal type organism (Piriformospora india), where she learned that organic, sustainable growing can be easy, cost-effective, and produce aesthetically pleasing plants when done properly. Through research, Allison is elevating the standards of cannabis cultivation both indoors and in greenhouse settings. Allison also is a partner of a 40-acre hemp farm and large scale extraction facility...

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cannabis regulation, department of agriculture, doa, fertilizer in cannabis, fertilizer policy, matt haynes, pesticides in fertilizer, sunny summers -

Oregon Department of Agriculture As you know, rules and regulations are an important aspect of cannabis cultivation. In addition, it’s important to know that the products we purchase to use in our garden are safe and providing the nutrients or microbes that are listed on the labels. My interview this week is with Sunny Summers and Matt Haynes with the Oregon Dept of Agriculture. The Oregon Department of Agriculture has been leaders at the State level in regards to product testing and information sharing for consumers. I was very excited that they accepted my request to come on the podcast...

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cannabis consultant, cannabis horticulture, consistant cannabis, farma, jeremy plumb, open cannabis project, pruf cultivar, the cultivation classic -

Jeremy Plumb is the Director of Production Science at Pruf Cultivar, one of the most technologically advanced cannabis cultivation facilities in North America. At Pruf, Jeremy combines decades of cannabis horticulture experience with cutting-edge technology to deliver previously unattainable consistency in both product quality and consumer effect. Prior to his leadership at Pruf, Jeremy was a co-founder of Farma, recently acclaimed by Rolling Stone as one of Oregon’s top dispensaries. Jeremy has served as a cannabis consultant to Israel medical cannabis researchers and as a cannabis policy advisor for US members of Congress. He also serves on the OLCC’s rule-making...

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cannabis competition, consistent cannabis, cultivation classic, jeremy plumb, open cannabis project, pruf cultivar, quality cannabis -

Jeremy Plumb is the Director of Production Science at Pruf Cultivar, one of the most technologically advanced cannabis cultivation facilities in North America. At Pruf, Jeremy combines decades of cannabis horticulture experience with cutting-edge technology to deliver previously unattainable consistency in both product quality and consumer effect. Prior to his leadership at Pruf, Jeremy was a co-founder of Farma, recently acclaimed by Rolling Stone as one of Oregon’s top dispensaries. Jeremy has served as a cannabis consultant to Israel medical cannabis researchers and as a cannabis policy advisor for US members of Congress. He also serves on the OLCC’s rule-making...

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cannabis marketing, medical cannabis, shango los, shaping fire, shaping fire podcast, vimea -

For anyone growing cannabis as a business or working in the cannabis industry, you know that having a great product or growing top-shelf cannabis is only half the story. The other half is shaping your message in a way to effectively reach your audience. On that note, I had the pleasure today of interviewing my good friend Shango Los, who has had his feet in both the marketing and cannabis world for a long time now. Shango Los is the founder of Shaping Fire and the host of the Shaping Fire podcast. If you haven’t had a chance to check...

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cannabis marketing, growing cannabis, medical cannabis, shango los, shaping fire, vimea -

For anyone growing cannabis as a business or working in the cannabis industry, you know that having a great product or growing top-shelf cannabis is only half the story. The other half is shaping your message in a way to effectively reach your audience. On that note, I had the pleasure today of interviewing my good friend Shango Los, who has had his feet in both the marketing and cannabis world for a long time now. Shango Los is the founder of Shaping Fire and host of the Shaping Fire podcast. If you haven’t had a chance to check it...

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endomycorrhizae, jim eagan, mycorrhizae, mycorrhizal fungi, mycorrhizal inoculants, plant revolution, soil health, soil organisms, sustainability, trichoderma -

I know we’ve already done some podcasts discussing mycorrhizal fungi, including Episode 2 with Jeff Lowenfels that I suggest you check out. I wanted to do this interview though to get a different perspective on mycorrhizal fungi from someone who has been involved in the industry and selling and using it for over a decade. I’ve had my opinions based on the research I’ve seen regarding topics like using a single species vs diverse species of endomycorrhizal fungi, as well as the addition of Trichoderma to these mixes. Our guest this week is Jim Eagan. Jim has been working for Plant...

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micraculture, microbes, microbial inoculant, plant probiotics, sarah pellkofer, soil biodiversity, soil restoration -

Sarah Pellkofer grew up a small town in Northern California in the olive-growing capital of the US. She got her BA in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara then worked for years for a private environmental consulting firm writing Environmental Impact Reports/Statements and creating remediation plans for Superfund Sites. Then she moved over to Switzerland to get a Master’s Degree from the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Zurich studying and publishing work on the importance of urban gardens as habitat for solitary nesting bees and wasps while starting a microbrewery to pay for her...

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aaron crozier, certified crop advisor, fizz test, mineral balancing, soil amendment, Soil Remineralization, soil test, soil test analysis -

We talk a lot about soil testing on this podcast and how important it is. Well, I wanted to get someone on the show to have a discussion about how to understand and evaluate these soil tests because getting a soil test is one thing, but understanding how to use that information can be something else entirely.  Our guest this week is Aaron Crozier. Aaron is a soil and plant health consultant, You can check him out on Instagram as @Growru. Aaron is passionate about using soil and sap testing to improve the quality of the soil and plants. Aaron teaches growers how to re-mineralize...

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cannabis consulting, cultivating cannabis, dope history, growing cannabis, how to grow cannabis, Nelson Lindsley, poetry of plants -

Our guest today is Nelson Lindsley, of Poetry of Plants. Nelson has been cultivating cannabis for over a decade and working in the industry for over two decades. Over the last three years, he has consulted on cultivation sites in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and California. Nelson has been on the podcast before and is a popular guest. I wanted to get him back on here to talk about an upcoming project we are working on as well as cover a range of other topics ranging from bottled nutrients to lighting.You can follow him on Instagram @poetryofplants  and you can...

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biological controls, buglady, buglady consulting, cannabis pest control, cannabis pests, entomologist, environmental horticulture, scouting cannabis pests, suzanne wainwright-evans -

Suzanne Wainwright-Evans is an Ornamental Entomologist specializing in integrated pest management. Suzanne has been involved in the Green Industry for more than 25 years with a primary focus on biological control and using pesticides properly. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with degrees in both Entomology and Environmental Horticulture. She has worked throughout the United States and internationally consulting to greenhouses, nurseries, landscapers, and interiorscape companies. Additionally, Suzanne is frequently published in trade magazines, teaches workshops and lectures professionally to industry groups. Her lectures use her extensive library of insect photos and macro insect movies. She has spoken...

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 Our guest today is Chris Trump.  Chris Trump is a Master Natural Farmer certified by Master Cho of Korea. He has also studied microbiological analysis under Dr. Elaine Ingham. His family’s farm is currently the largest natural farm in America growing over 800 acres of Macadamia Nuts. They have returned sick trees to vital health completely eliminating 3 fungal diseases that academics said was impossible.  Natural Farming Website    https://naturalfarminghawaii.net/important-videos/tutorials-by-chris-trump/        

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