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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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