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Cannabis Cultivation and Science Podcast

English, Sciences, 1 season, 131 episodes, 5 days, 22 hours, 15 minutes
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Welcome to the Cannabis Cultivation and Science podcast, I’m your host, Tad Hussey of KIS Organics. This is the podcast where we discuss the cutting edge of organic growing from a science based perspective and draw in top experts from around the industry to share their wisdom and knowledge. If you want to hear the latest in growing technology and methods, this is the place.
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Episode 133: Molds, Mildews, & Mycelium with Dr. Nicole Gauthier

My guest this week is a returning guest. Dr. Nicole Gauthier is a pathologist, and Professor and Extension specialist at the University of Kentucky.  Her program focuses on disease management of specialty crops, including hemp.  In her Extension role, she develops educational and outreach programs to help growers manage disease through identification, understanding of pathosystems, and integration of management strategies. Her research program focuses on a range of hemp diseases, including Fusarium head blight.  Dr. Gauthier earned her BS in Horticulture Science and her PhD in Plant Pathology from Louisiana State University.  She joined the UK College of Agriculture in 2011 and began working with industrial hemp in 2014. There will be a link on the podcast page to access her resources and research. Now on to the show!Hemp and cannabis research and Extension fact sheets https://plantpathology.ca.uky.edu/extension/publications#HEMPSilicon study https://plantpathology.ca.uky.edu/files/pprr-02.pdf
6/12/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 132: Optimal Cultural Practices and IPM Advice with George Grant

George has degrees in Horticulture from the University of Georgia and the University of Florida. He is the GGSPro Technical Services Manager with Griffin Greenhouse Supplies. GGSPro assists ornamental, edible, and hemp/cannabis growers across the country with their cultivation issues ranging from sanitation, IPM, fertility, lighting, and water quality. GGSPro fields over 17,000 grower related calls and emails annually. This amount of valuable interaction helps Griffin collaborate with chemical vendors, academic researchers, and plant producers to implement change within the green industry. 
5/15/202457 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 131: IPM and Beneficial Nematodes with Julie Graesch

My guest this week is June Graesch from Bioworks. Julie has 18 years of experience as a biological scientist, practiced in laboratory, greenhouse, and field research as well as technical service support for the integrated pest management industry. She has been with BioWorks for 5 years and has previously held positions at BASF, Becker Underwood, and Iowa State University. Now on to the show! 
5/2/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 130: Understanding Water Quality with Les Evans

Irrigation is one of the most underrated aspects of cultivation and understanding water quality, dissolved oxygen, and best practices will make a HUGE difference in plant health. My guest this week is Les Evans from Dramm, to answer all my questions about water. Les has a degree in Biological Engineering, with a concentration in Water/Soil & Environmental Engineering from NC State University, and 29 years of industry experience helping growers, of all types of crops, with their environmental and water quality challenges. Les’ day-to-day involves supporting the Dramm sales team and their customers with water treatment designs that maximize investment while minimizing environmental impact. When he's not at his desk, he can be found planting perennials with his family, or running the NC Mountains-to-Sea trail system a stone's throw from his home in Raleigh.
4/17/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 129: Going Vertical With Living Soils With Chris Castle

My guest this week is Chris Castle. Chris is the co-founder and CEO/COO of Flora & Flame out of California, currently the largest vertical indoor living soil cannabis farm. Chris is a bay area native who has been cultivating cannabis for 17 years, with the last 6 solely on indoor living soil.
4/4/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 128: Tips and Tricks from a Commercial Facility with Matthew Butters

Before starting the podcast I wanted to let listeners know that I plan on adding more interviews of growers this season. While the original intention of the podcast was to bridge the gap between academic research and real life cultivation, I have done a wide variety of interviews of the years and think it’s important to hear how growers are dealing with real day to day issues in their cultivation facilities, as we don’t typically get to grow under perfect conditions and control for every variable. So while these interviews might be slightly less scientific and may contain some personal experiences and anecdotal information, my hope is that it will spark new ideas, research, and help growers deal with real life scenarios that they may be facing as well, and grow the community.In the spirit of this, my guest this week is Matthew Butters. I met Matthew when he emailed me and we started corresponding. I went to tour his facility, which is about 2.5 hours away from me, and after the tour I decided I wanted to have him on the podcast. Matthew serves as the Director of Cultivation at Smokey Point Productions and Waypointe Ventures, a prominent i502 operation in Washington. Leveraging his expertise in cannabis cultivation, he has a rich history of successfully developing and leading cultivation teams in various settings worldwide. Matthew is driven by a commitment to achieving sustainable production of top-tier cannabis on a commercial scale, reflecting his passion for excellence in the industry. Now on to the show!
3/5/20241 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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Episode 127: Flushing and Photoperiod Research with Micheal Alden

My guest this week is Michael Alden. Michael is the Research Director at Stairway Holding, Inc. and explores methods to improve  efficiency and productivity in cannabis cultivation. He spent the past 5 years as a graduate research assistant with Dr. Jim Faust studying the flowering physiology of poinsettias (M.S.) and cannabis (PhD) at Clemson University. Now on to the show!
2/20/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 125: The Latest in Biocontrols with Suzanne Wainwright Evans

My guest this week is my good friend, Suzanne Wainwright-Evans also known by many as The Bug Lady. She 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. Suzanne has been on the podcast multiple times and I highly suggest folks go back and listen to some of her other podcasts if you haven’t already.
2/7/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 124: Cannabis Nutrition with Bryant Mason part 2

Bryant is a Certified Crop Advisor who specializes in organic cannabis nutrition. He has spent the last 5 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. If you would like to do soil testing, help interpreting a soil test, or are interested in an online course on these subjects, his website is www.soildoctorconsulting.com. If you want to save $100 on his course, you can use the discount code KISORGANICS, all one word. I’ve taken his course and was recently going back to review some of the content. It’s excellent and I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to do a deep dive on cannabis fertility and re-using your soil. Now on to the show!
1/24/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 123: Cannabis Nutrition with Bryant Mason part 1

Welcome to the Cannabis Cultivation and Science podcast, I'm your host Tad Hussey of KIS Organics. This is the podcast where we discuss the cutting edge of growing from a science based perspective and draw on top experts from around the industry to share their wisdom and knowledge. My guest this week is Bryant Mason. I’ve had Bryant on the podcast a few times in the past and he’s one of my favorite guests.Bryant is a Certified Crop Advisor who specializes in organic cannabis nutrition. He has spent the last 5 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. If you would like to do soil testing, help interpreting a soil test, or are interested in an online course on these subjects, his website is www.soildoctorconsulting.com. If you want to save $100 on his course, you can use the discount code KISORGANICS, all one word. I’ve taken his course and was recently going back to review some of the content. It’s excellent and I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to do a deep dive on cannabis fertility and re-using your soil. Now on to the show!
1/11/202445 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 122: Supplementary Podcast #2 - Mycorrhizal Fungi

In this episode, I review some of the available research on mycorrhizal fungi and how it applies to cannabis and other edible crops. I also talk about how to determine what products are worth using in your garden, how best to apply mycorrhizal fungi, and what its role is in heavy metal uptake. 
12/13/202315 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 120: Heavy Metal Contamination in Cannabis with Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas is the principal scientist at Scientific Solutions, a consulting company that serves the educational needs of the trace element user community. He has worked in the field of atomic and mass spectroscopy for almost 50 years, including 24 years for a manufacturer of atomic spectroscopic instrumentation. Rob has written overt 100 technical publications, including a 15-part tutorial series entitled, A Beginner’s Guide to ICP-MS. He is also the editor and frequent contributor of the Atomic Perspectives column in Spectroscopy magazine, as well as serving on the editorial advisory board of Analytical Cannabis. In addition, Rob has authored 6 textbooks on the fundamental principles and applications of ICP-MS. His most recent book is entitled, A Practical Guide to ICP-MS and Other AS Techniques, which was published in September, 2023. Rob has an advanced degree in analytical chemistry from the University of Wales, UK, and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and a Chartered Chemist (CChem).
11/21/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 119: Organic Microbial Solutions to Propagation with Victoria Holden and Charles Smith

Victoria has a lifelong interest in studying the interactions between microbes and their surrounding environment. She earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Michigan before moving to Dartmouth College to further her studies with postdoctoral research. As Chief Science Officer of Imio, Victoria has led the development and production of multiple microbial products that replace harmful chemicals and enable healthier, more productive cultivation of plants. Charles started Imio to dedicate his career to helping people, plants and our planet. After graduating from Dartmouth College, he began his career at Morgan Stanley where he focused on the technology sector. He moved on from finance to join a NYC based software startup where he gained valuable insight into scaling companies and teams. As CEO of Imio, Charles manages Business Development and Operations, as the company works to unlock plant productivity and restore our planet through the power of nature.  Now on to the show!
9/21/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 118: Supplemental Podcast 1, The Soil Food Web

In the course of all my interviews, I sometimes find topics that I want to talk about more in-depth or share a deeper opinion on than I get to in the podcast itself. Sometimes the flow of the podcast changes direction or it just doesn’t fit in the context of the interview, but regardless of the reason I thought a format like this would allow me to both share more information on the podcast as well as further support and provide value to the listeners who currently support our Patreon channel. Also, I’ve found that in some of my earlier interviews, the information has changed or I may not agree with everything that was shared by a guest. This will allow me to go share an alternative viewpoint or perspective on a topic. It takes me a long time now to vet guests for the show and while I’d like to be able to release podcasts more frequently, I’d rather focus on quality content rather than quantity.
8/22/202314 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 117: Cover Crops and Soil Testing with Steve Cantwell part 2

My guest this week is Steve Cantwell. Steve is a former mixed martial artist and entrepreneur known for his time in the UFC and his involvement with Green Life Productions.Steve Cantwell was born in Long Beach, CA. He began training in martial arts at a young age and developed a passion for combat sports. In 2005, Cantwell made his professional MMA debut and quickly gained attention for his aggressive fighting style and well-rounded skills. He amassed an impressive record in regional promotions, which led to his signing with the UFC in 2008.In recent years, Cantwell has focused on his entrepreneurial endeavors, particularly in the cannabis industry. He founded Green Life Productions (GLP) in 2014, a prominent Las Vegas-based cannabis cultivation company. GLP is known for its organic and sustainable approach to cannabis cultivation, producing high-quality cannabis.Cantwell's involvement with GLP has allowed him to combine his passion for entrepreneurship with his interest in health and wellness. His contributions to the company reflect his ongoing dedication to promoting sustainable and responsible practices within the cannabis industry. Now on to the show!
8/2/202343 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 116: Soil Food Web, IPM, and Sustainable Cultivation with Steve Cantwell part 1

My guest this week is Steve Cantwell. Steve is a former mixed martial artist and entrepreneur known for his time in the UFC and his involvement with Green Life Productions.Steve Cantwell was born in Long Beach, CA. He began training in martial arts at a young age and developed a passion for combat sports. In 2005, Cantwell made his professional MMA debut and quickly gained attention for his aggressive fighting style and well-rounded skills. He amassed an impressive record in regional promotions, which led to his signing with the UFC in 2008.In recent years, Cantwell has focused on his entrepreneurial endeavors, particularly in the cannabis industry. He founded Green Life Productions (GLP) in 2014, a prominent Las Vegas-based cannabis cultivation company. GLP is known for its organic and sustainable approach to cannabis cultivation, producing high-quality cannabis.Cantwell's involvement with GLP has allowed him to combine his passion for entrepreneurship with his interest in health and wellness. His contributions to the company reflect his ongoing dedication to promoting sustainable and responsible practices within the cannabis industry. Now on to the show!
7/19/202351 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 115

My guest this week is Dr. Jack Munz. Dr. Munz has a decade’s worth of experience in the field of plant molecular genetics working on complex gene regulation and nutrient metabolism projects. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Botany from Colorado State University while working as a lab assistant facilitating the development of genetic markers for invasive species. Jack then earned a Master of Science from Illinois State University where he worked towards increasing vegetable oils in temperate grasses like corn for biodiesel production using targeted gene expression. He then earned his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of British Columbia during which he worked to unravel the genetic regulation of nitrogen starvation responses in plants with next-gen sequencing technologies. Dr. Munz is a lead scientist at Genie Labs and head of pathogen testing Research & Development. Now on to the show!
6/22/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 114: Microbial Ecology in Cannabis with Dr. Colin Bell

My guest this week is Colin Bell. Colin is most well known in the industry as the co-inventor of Mammoth P. He 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’s academic research includes long-term multidisciplinary studies in which biological, chemical, and physical characteristics of soils were measured to elucidate soil microbial and plant responses to climate variability. He currently works for Miicrobial Mass, a plant amendment product comprised of several unique species of beneficial bacteria shown to promote plant vigor, increase plant biomass, and enhance microbial life in and around the root zone. Now on to the show!
6/7/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 113: The Importance of SOPs with Cassandra Maffey

My guest this week is Cassandra Maffey and she shares her experience with creating and utilizing Standard Operating Procedures or SOPs in your garden. Cassandra is a legacy cannabis cultivator who specializes in commercial scale, organic living soil cultivation. She honed her cultivation skills in the early 2000’s in Northern California’s Emerald Triangle, then relocated to Colorado to co-found one of Boulder’s first licensed dispensaries in 2009. Since then, she has helped clients across the country establish successful commercial scale living soil cannabis cultivation facilities, working with Medical, Recreational, and Celebrity brands. Cassandra’s passion for sustainability and quality has won numerous cannabis cups and accolades for her teams, and Cassandra was named one of the top 50 women in cannabis by High Times Magazine in 2019. Cassandra was kind enough to share a sample SOP as an example on our podcast page. Now on to the show!
5/17/20231 hour, 16 seconds
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Episode 112: Microbial Solutions for Plant Pathogens with Dr. Michael Brownbridge

My guest this week is Dr. Michael Brownbridge. Michael is a Biological Program Manager with BioWorks. In this role he provides technical support for the company's catalog of disease-management products, and their utilization in integrated plant health programs. Prior to joining BioWorks in 2019, he was fortunate enough to have travelled the world plying his craft, with research and outreach positions in Israel, Kenya, the US, New Zealand, and Canada, putting new biological control tools and knowledge into the hands of growers. Now on to the show!
4/20/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 111: Common Cultivation Questions with Brandon Hudson

My guest this week is Brandon Hudson. Brandon is a second generation cannabis cultivator with over 35 years of direct experience with this amazing plant. Building on fundamentals learned as a child Brandon has applied a controlled approach to cannabis cultivation starting his first plants his freshman year of college in 1986. He currently works for KIS Organics providing growers with everything from customer support to assistance with nutrients and soil tests. A well rounded and passionate organic grower, Brandon's real passion is in soil chemistry. Most recently, Brandon was the Director of Cultivation and one of four founding members of a minority-owned hemp flower farm in South Carolina.  He provided SOPs and oversight for all aspects of cultivation from propagation to harvest and cure, including daily operation of a large nursery facility. In this role Brandon also performed several federally funded hemp trials for HBCUs as well as research projects for nutrient producers. He is a proud dad and husband who spends his free time outdoors with his veggie gardens and chickens.This week’s show is a bit different, as we get a lot of the same questions at KIS Organics and thought it would be fun to do a show covering a lot of the most common ones. Now on to the show!
3/31/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 110: Research on Powdery Mildew and Other Pathogens with Dr Nicole Gauthier

My guest this week is Dr. Nicole Gauthier. She is a Professor and Extension specialist at the University of Kentucky.  Her program focuses on disease management of specialty crops, including hemp.  In her Extension role, she develops educational and outreach programs to help growers manage disease through identification, understanding of pathosystems, and integration of management strategies. Her research program focuses on a range of hemp diseases, including Fusarium head blight.  Dr. Gauthier earned her BS in Horticulture Science and her PhD in Plant Pathology from Louisiana State University.  She joined the UK College of Agriculture in 2011 and began working with industrial hemp in 2014. There will be a link on the podcast page to access her resources and research. Now on to the show!
3/6/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 109: Nutrient Analysis and Tissue Testing with Dr. Cari Peters

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 that are all connected by the common goal to use nutrients efficiently according to a crop and stage specific nutrient target approach. Cari’s vision for Jack’s fertilizers include constantly looking for ways to help growers feed their plants more efficiently by using the most innovative nutrient sources.Growing Up Blue: Cari is a Terp & a Blue Hen -- She received her Ph.D. in Plant Sciences (2004), M.S in Agronomy (2000) from the Univ. of Maryland and her B.S. in Biology from the Univ. of Delaware (1997).
2/16/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 108: Understanding Living Soil Fertility with Bryant Mason

My guest this week is Bryant Mason with Soil Doctor Consulting. Bryant is a Certified Crop Advisor who specializes in organic cannabis nutrition. He has spent the last 4 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. If you would like to do soil testing, help interpreting a soil test, or are interested in an online course on these subjects, his website is www.soildoctorconsulting.com. You can also find him on instagram @soil_doctor
1/25/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 107: The Impacts of Magnesium on Cannabis Cultivation with Paul Cockson and Patrick Veazie

My guests this week are 2 awesome cannabis researchers, Paul Cockson and Patrick Veazie. Paul has been on the podcast before on episode 59 talking about his paper on cannabis deficiencies. Be sure to check out that episode if you haven’t already just click on the learn tab then podcast. I also recently had them on to talk about their phosphorus research and they are back to this week to talk about magnesium.Paul has been working in the hemp world as a researcher since 2018, and in plant science research since 2016. He has a background in horticulture, agroecology, and floriculture from his time at NC State. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD at the University of Kentucky working with industrial hemp. Paul's primary research focuses on rhizosphere management and brings strengths in plant mineral fertility, plant hormones and growth regulators, substrate research, general diagnostics, and greenhouse and growth chamber expertise. In addition to a strong greenhouse background, Paul is also literate in field level agronomic processes. Paul's passion is for mentorship and sharing the research process with undergraduate students. When not doing research, Paul and his dog (Groot) can be found hiking in local, state, and national parks.Patrick Veazie has been working in the hemp world as a researcher since 2019, and as a plant science researcher since 2018. He has a background in horticulture and floriculture from his time as an undergraduate researcher at NC State. Currently, he is pursuing his M.S. at North Carolina State and is focusing on greenhouse substrates for Cannabis and other floriculture crops. Patrick's primary research focuses on plant mineral fertility, substrate research, and general diagnostics.Was super excited to talk to them about some of their latest published research on cannabis and hemp. Now on to the show!That was Paul Cockson and Patrick Veazie and you are listening to the Cannabis Cultivation and Science Podcast. If you like the podcast, please leave us a rating and review, and give us a follow on instagram. If you want to support the podcast, check out our new patreon for some unique benefits or the wide arrange of products we offer on our website ranging from soils, amendments, beneficial insects, led lights, soil test analysis and consulting. You can also sign up for our newsletter on our website homepage to stay up to date on the latest research and information. Thanks for listening!’
1/5/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 106: A Review of Some of the Latest Research in Cannabis with Suzanne Wainwright Evans part 2

Welcome to the Cannabis Cultivation and Science podcast, I'm your host Tad Hussey of KIS Organics. This is the podcast where we discuss the cutting edge of growing from a science based perspective and draw on top experts from around the industry to share their wisdom and knowledge.My guest this week is my good friend, Suzanne Wainwright-Evans also known by many as The Bug Lady. She 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. Suzanne has been on the podcast multiple times and I highly suggest folks go back and listen to some of her other podcasts if you haven’t already. This podcast though is a 2 part series where we discuss some of the latest research in cannabis and hemp from a recent invite only conference she attended. One of the biggest topics being viruses in cannabis.Now on to the show!That was Suzanne Wainwright Evans and you are listening to the Cannabis Cultivation and Science Podcast. If you like the podcast, please leave us a rating and review, and give us a follow on instagram. And don’t forget at KIS Organics we have a wide arrange of products we offer on our website ranging from soils, amendments, beneficial insects, sticky cards, soil test analysis and consulting. I also recently added a Patreon for folks interested in supporting the podcast directly. Lastly, you can also sign up for our newsletter on our website homepage to stay up to date on the latest research and information. Thanks for listening!
12/20/202250 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 105: A Review of Some of the Latest Research in Cannabis with Suzanne Wainwright Evans part 1

Welcome to the Cannabis Cultivation and Science podcast, I'm your host Tad Hussey of KIS Organics. This is the podcast where we discuss the cutting edge of growing from a science based perspective and draw on top experts from around the industry to share their wisdom and knowledge.My guest this week is my good friend, Suzanne Wainwright-Evans also known by many as The Bug Lady. She 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. Suzanne has been on the podcast multiple times and I highly suggest folks go back and listen to some of her other podcasts if you haven’t already. This podcast though is a 2 part series where we discuss some of the latest research in cannabis and hemp from a recent invite only conference she attended. One of the biggest topics being viruses in cannabis.Now on to the show!That was Suzanne Wainwright Evans and you are listening to the Cannabis Cultivation and Science Podcast. If you like the podcast, please leave us a rating and review, and give us a follow on instagram. And don’t forget at KIS Organics we have a wide arrange of products we offer on our website ranging from soils, amendments, beneficial insects, sticky cards, soil test analysis and consulting. I also recently added a Patreon for folks interested in supporting the podcast directly. Lastly, you can also sign up for our newsletter on our website homepage to stay up to date on the latest research and information. Thanks for listening!
12/15/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 104: Teaming with Bacteria with Jeff Lowenfels

Our guest today is Jeff Lowenfels. I wanted to get Jeff, our very first podcast guest and old friend, back on the show. Jeff is the author of the popular Teaming series, Teaming with Microbes, Teaming with Nutrients, Teaming with Fungi, and now his new book “Teaming with Bacteria," which he joins us today to discuss. He also has a book called DIY Autoflowering Cannabis which we discussed in an earlier interview. In this episode, we discuss the importance of bacteria in relation to plant growth and the rhizophagy cycle.Jeff is an extremely respected and popular national garden writer. He is the former president of the Garden Writers of America,Jeff has been a good friend now for over a decade and is a wonderful advocate for organic gardening, compost teas, and the microbes in our soil. Thanks for coming on the show Jeff! https://www.jefflowenfels.com/books-by-jeff-lownfels/https://www.amazon.com/DIY-Autoflowering-Cannabis-Easy-Homegrown/dp/0865719160
11/14/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 103: Phosphorus Research in Cannabis with Paul Cockson and Patrick Veazie

My guests this week are two awesome cannabis researchers, Paul Cockson and Patrick Veazie. Paul has been on the podcast before on episode 59 talking about his paper on cannabis deficiencies. Be sure to check out that episode if you haven’t already and also this is a good one to go to the podcast page at kisorganics.com, just click on the learn tab then podcast. I will have links to all the papers so you can follow along as well as a link to their new website that shares all their research in one central location, it’s a great resource.Paul has been working in the hemp world as a researcher since 2018, and in plant science research since 2016. He has a background in horticulture, agroecology, and floriculture from his time at NC State. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD at the University of Kentucky working with industrial hemp. Paul's primary research focuses on rhizosphere management and brings strengths in plant mineral fertility, plant hormones and growth regulators, substrate research, general diagnostics, and greenhouse and growth chamber expertise. In addition to a strong greenhouse background, Paul is also literate in field level agronomic processes. Paul's passion is for mentorship and sharing the research process with undergraduate students. When not doing research, Paul and his dog (Groot) can be found hiking in local, state, and national parks.Patrick Veazie has been working in the hemp world as a researcher since 2019, and as a plant science researcher since 2018. He has a background in horticulture and floriculture from his time as an undergraduate researcher at NC State. Currently, he is pursuing his M.S. at North Carolina State and is focusing on greenhouse substrates for Cannabis and other floriculture crops. Patrick's primary research focuses on plant mineral fertility, substrate research, and general diagnostics.Was super excited to talk to them about some of their latest published research on cannabis and hemp. Now on to the show!
10/28/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 102: Cannabis Genetics and Terpene Expression with Dr. Daniela Vergara

My guest this week is Dr Daniela Vergara. She is an evolutionary biologist, data analyst, educator, scientific writer, and public speaker. In addition to her multiple publications, she founded and directs a non-profit organization, the Agricultural Genomics Foundation (AGF; AgriculturalGenomics.org). AGF aims to make hemp and cannabinoid science available to a broad public. Dr. Vergara recently joined the Harvest New York Extension Team from Cornell University as an ‘Emerging Crop Specialist’ to help hemp farmers with their crop. Dr. Vergara’s scientific publications include the comparison of the cannabinoids by the federally produced Cannabis to that produced by the private market. These results were featured in news platforms such as The Atlantic, Science, and FiveThirtyEight. Recently, she published a comparison between the genome of these federally produced varieties to the genome of the varieties found in the private markets.Some of her other scientific publications are a compilation of the existing genomic tools available for Cannabis research that was featured in Science, and the maternally inherited genomes (chloroplast and mitochondria). Vergara has authored these publications along with collaborators from the private sector in the Cannabis industry as well as academics from several institutions worldwide. Through AGF, Vergara educates the public about science, data analysis, statistics, evolutionary biology, and genomics.Now on to the show!https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-102-cannabis-genetics-and-terpene-expression-with-dr-daniela-vergara
10/13/202258 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 101: Plant Stress and Cannabinoid Relationships with Dr. Monique McHenry

My guest this week is Dr. Monique McHenry. Dr. McHenry is a botanist with a background in plant diversity and evolution. She is the director of the University of Vermont Cannabis Science and Medicine and Plant Biology Certificate programs, director of the Medical Cannabis Center for Research and Education, and co-director of the cannabis pharmacology course at the University of Vermont Medical School. She is also Co-Founder of the CASE Institute, a plant-based pharmaceutical research enterprise. Dr. McHenry completed her Bachelors and Master’s of Science at the University of Colorado and her Ph.D. at the University of Vermont. Now on to the show! https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-101-plant-stress-and-cannabinoid-relationships-with-dr-monique-mchenry
9/14/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 100: Origins Podcast - Suzanne Wainwright Evans Interviews Tad Hussey

This episode is a bit different.  I didn't know what to do for our 100th episode and my friend Suzanne, who you all know as the Bug Lady, convinced me to let her flip the tables and interview me to share a bit more about myself, how this podcast came to be, and some of what I've learned from the many amazing guest I've had the privilege of interviewing over the past 4 years. https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-100-origins-podcast-suzanne-wainwright-evans-interviews-tad-hussey    
8/22/202252 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 99: Common Cannabis Pests and Biological Controls with Steven Arthurs

My guest this week is Steven Arthurs. Steven graduated from the Imperial College London with a Masters of Science in Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management. He also received a Diploma in Applied Entomology and went to get a PhD in Insect Pathology. He did his Post Doctoral work at Texas A and M researched biological pest control for thrips on ornamental plants and investigated insect/virus interactions while conducting greenhouse trials to evaluate new insecticides. From there he worked as a research entomologist with the USDA for 5 years before becoming an Assistant Professor in Entomology at the University of Florida. He is currently a research associate with Texas A & M University and also a Technical Sales Specialist with Biobee USA, a leading provider of biologically based integrated pest management. Biobee is the world’s leading producer of persimilis, the most effective natural predator of spider mites.  I’m very excited to announce that in conjunction with this podcast release, KIS Organics has partnered with BioBee to offer their wide array of beneficial insects through our website and will be shipping direct from insectary so as to ensure optimal viability of insects upon arrival. In today’s podcast we discuss the many pests we see in cannabis and what some good management options are utilizing beneficial predatory insects. Now on to the show!
7/28/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 98: Silicon - The Essential Nutrient with Dr. Wendy Zellner

Dr. Zellner received her Doctorate from the University of Toledo in 2012 where she trained in molecular and cellular biology, focusing on the role of silicon in plant defense responses.  Upon graduation, she pursued a four-year postdoctoral position with the USDA-ARS, where she continued studying the role of silicon in alleviating both abiotic and biotic stress in tomato and tobacco.  Her current studies are to design standard methods for quantifying the uptake of silicon from fertilizer material in addition to identifying uptake mechanisms for silicon in model species and testing for similar pathways in other crops.
7/5/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 97 The Importance of Terpenes and the Entourage Effect with Dr. Ethan Russo

Dr. Russo is a board-certified neurologist, psychopharmacology researcher, and author. He is the Founder and CEO of credo-science.com.   He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (Psychology), and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, before residencies in Pediatrics in Phoenix, Arizona and in Child and Adult Neurology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He was a clinical neurologist in Missoula, Montana for 20 years in a practice with a strong chronic pain component. In 1995, he pursued a 3-month sabbatical doing ethnobotanical research with the Machiguenga people in Parque Nacional del Manu, Peru. He has held faculty appointments in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Montana, in Medicine at the University of Washington, and as visiting professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Harvard University, and Johns Hopkins University. He has also published numerous book chapters, and over fifty articles in neurology, pain management, cannabis, and ethnobotany. His research interests have included correlations of historical uses of cannabis to modern pharmacological mechanisms, phytopharmaceutical treatment of migraine and chronic pain, herbal synergy and phytocannabinoid/terpenoid, serotonergic and vanilloid interactions. He has consulted or lectured on these topics in 39 US states and Canadian provinces and 39 countries.
6/9/202254 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 96: Managing Soil Fertility Indoors with Mike Wilson

My guest this week is Michael Wilson. Mike is the owner and head cultivator of Maine Craft Cannabis, a cannabis cultivation company licensed under Maine’s medical cannabis program.  Maine Craft Cannabis grows organically in living soil beds, and I met Mike when he reached out 2018 regarding consulting and dialing in the program in his facility. We’ve stayed in touch ever since, sharing ideas and test results as we continue to learn. Before joining the cannabis industry, Mike had a career in Mechanical engineering designing industrial centrifuges and x-ray machines. If you want to learn more, you can check out Maine Craft Cannabis at MaineCraftCannabis.com or on Instagram @Maine_Craft_Cannabis  https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-96-managing-soil-fertility-indoors-with-mike-wilson
5/9/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 95: Diagnosing Deficiencies in Cannabis with Brandon Hudson

My podcast this week is a bit unique in that we will be discussing how to diagnose deficiencies in cannabis and how to use a dichotomous key. We have a new document available on our website that has the dichotomous key we reference in the podcast as well as images showing the deficiencies related to each mineral we discuss. So if you wanted to follow along to the podcast with visuals you can check it out on our website or at anytime as a free guide.   My guest this week is Brandon Hudson. Brandon is a second generation cannabis cultivator with over 35 years of direct experience with this amazing plant. Growing up in East Tennessee, with The Great Smoky Mountains for a backyard, Brandon can't remember a time that he didn't love the outdoors. His parents grew row crops and were advocates of the 1970s Back To The Land movement. Building on fundamentals learned as a child Brandon has applied a controlled approach to cannabis cultivation starting his first plants his freshman year of college in 1986. He currently works for KIS Organics providing growers with everything from customer support to assistance with nutrients and soil tests. A well rounded and passionate organic grower, Brandon's real passion is in soil chemistry. Most recently, Brandon was the Director of Cultivation and one of four founding members of a minority-owned hemp flower farm in South Carolina.  He provided SOPs and oversight for all aspects of cultivation from propagation to harvest and cure, including daily operation of a large nursery facility. In this role Brandon also performed several federally funded hemp trials for HBCUs as well as research projects for nutrient producers. He also worked with a group to develop sterile gels for propagation. Anyone who has met Brandon knows he is rarely as happy as when he is talking plants with other passionate growers. He is a proud dad and husband who spends his free time outdoors with his veggie gardens and chickens. Now on to the show! https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/news/episode-95-diagnosing-deficiencies-in-cannabis-with-brandon-hudson
4/20/202259 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 94: The Full Sensory Experience with Jeremy Plumb

Our guest this week is Jeremy Plumb. Jeremy was the Director of Production Science at Pruf Cultivar, one of the most technologically advanced cannabis cultivation facilities in North America. At Pruf, Jeremy combined 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 advisory committee. In 2015, Jeremy co-founded Cultivation Classic, Oregon’s leading craft cannabis competition. He lives in Portland, OR, with his border collie Lucy and when he can, finds few greater joys than sailing on the mighty Columbia river. Now on to the show! https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-94
3/29/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 93: The Science of Breeding Cannabis with Ryan Lee

My guest this week is Ryan Lee. Ryan is an educator, breeder, and researcher specializing in the chemical and genetic diversity of the cannabis species. Ryan comes from a background in neuroscience focusing on the endocannabinoid system, but later focusing on plant breeding technologies and the study of the molecular aspects of the cannabis genome and how we can use science to shape and improve the plant. Now on to the show!
3/10/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 92: Data Driven Fertigation at Pruf Cultivar with Sam Hoefler

Samuel Hoefler is a 10-year cannabis industry professional and current Head Grower of Prūf Cultivar. Sam is finishing an agronomy at Oregon State University and focuses primarily on nutrient management, irrigation techniques, and cannabis crop production. Sam has created a novel cultivation model at Prūf Cultivar while building one of the most advanced and informative data sets on cannabis nutrient values to date. Sam’s long term goals include establishing optimal nutrient ranges for cannabis, creating an open platform for industry professionals to share knowledge, and to continue pursuing a lifelong passion for researching cannabis cultivation.
2/10/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 91: Cornell University's Hemp Science Program and New Research with Dr. Heather Grab

My guest this week is Dr. Heather Grab. Dr. Grab is a Senior Lecturer at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in the School of Integrated Plant Science. In this role she teaches multiple courses focusing on Cannabis cultivation and processing and mentors students in Cornell’s Hemp Master of Professional Studies program. In collaboration with Cornell experts and industry partners, she delivers best practices for the cultivation and processing of Cannabis and Industrial Hemp to professionals in the Northeast and beyond. Prior to this position Heather was a USDA NIFA post-doctoral researcher in the Entomology Department at Cornell and continues to explore interactions between hemp and insects with her students and collaborators. Now on to the show! https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-91-cornell-universitys-hemp-science-program-and-new-research-with-dr-heather-grab
1/26/202256 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 90: University Fungicide Trials on Powdery Mildew with Rufus Akinrinlola

My guest this week is Rufus Akinrinlola. He is a Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant in the Entomology and Plant Pathology Department at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He works in the research programs of UT Specialty Crops and Field Crop Pathology, focusing on Sustainable Disease and Integrated Pest Management Systems, where he’s co-mentored by Drs. Heather Kelly and Zachariah Hansen. Rufus has an MS degree in Agronomy (Plant Pathology) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a BS degree in Microbiology from Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria. His areas of interest include management of field and specialty crops with emphasis on the improved adoption of integrated pest management and natural products in crop protection. Rufus was recently (2021) awarded a Developing Emerging Agricultural Leader and Talent grant (DELTA Award) by Corteva Agriscience in recognizing his potentials as an emerging crop protection future leader. Now on to the show! https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-90  
1/5/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 89: Understanding Heavy Metals in Soils with Dr. Anna Paltseva

My guest this week is Dr. Anna Paltseva. As an international urban soil scientist and assistant professor, Dr. Anna Paltseva's mission is to educate communities about the critical importance of soil health in growing nutritious food, supporting healthy ecosystems, and helping to reduce harmful greenhouse gases. Her expertise is in helping people identify and remedy soil contamination in urban gardens. She has a passion to help others to understand the impact of heavy metals on the health of soils and the best ways to improve soil quality. https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-89-understanding-heavy-metals-in-soils-with-dr-anna-paltseva
12/9/20211 hour, 14 seconds
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Episode 88: Identifying PM Resistance Through Genetics with Dr. Jordan Zager

My guest this week is Dr. Jordan Zager. Jordan is an expert in natural product biosynthesis and chemical analysis of cannabis resin compounds. Dr. Zager earned his PhD from Washington State University, where his research set the stage for studying the regulatory events governing gene expression in cannabis and their effect on the biosynthesis of trichome-bound cannabinoids and terpenoids. Early in his career, Jordan set his sights on aggressively applying modern scientific methods to the medicinal and recreational cannabis industry and to bring cultivators the tools to become exceptional. Dr. Zager is now the CEO and co-founder of Dewey Scientific in Pullman, Washington. Now on to the show!
11/12/202145 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 87: Details Matter with Ag Consultant Lee Briese

My guest this week is Lee Briese with Centrol Consulting. Lee is an independent crop consultant from central North Dakota. He provides agronomic advice that helps farmers build customized systems to grow and manage crops profitably. He specializes in helping farmers adopt practices to protect and improve their soil and local environment including reduced till, notill, cover crops, crop rotation and increased plant and economic diversity. You can find them online at CentrolTV.com.  https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-87-details-matter-an-ag-consultants-perspective-with-lee-briese
10/28/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 86: Controlling Environmental Conditions to Maximize Plant Health with Dr. Greenhouse

For This week’s podcast I had the honor of interviewing Dr. Nadia Sabeh also known as Dr. Greenhouse. She is the 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 PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) and is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in the State of California. For over 20 years, she has dedicated her education and career to helping farmers control their environments, allowing them to grow crops indoors, in greenhouses and in facilities that would otherwise be impossible or impractical to do so. In this week’s episode we talk about a variety of topics ranging from VPD to plant transpiration to optimizing your drying and curing environment. Now on to the show! https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-86-controlling-environmental-conditions-to-maximize-plant-health-with-dr-greenhouse
9/23/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 85: Viruses in Cannabis and Hemp with Dr. Jack Munz

My guest this week is Dr. Jack Munz. Jack obtained a Bachelor of Science in Botany from Colorado State University while working as a lab assistant facilitating the development of genetic  markers for invasive species. Jack then earned a Master of Science from Illinois State University where  he worked towards increasing vegetable oils in temperate grasses like corn for biodiesel production using targeted gene expression. He also has a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of British  Columbia during which he worked to unravel the genetic regulation of nitrogen starvation responses in  plants with next-gen sequencing technologies. Jack is now applying his experience in plant molecular  genetics to diagnose viruses in cannabis with 3 Rivers Biotech based out of Vancouver, Canada. 3 Rivers  Biotech also has a lab in Ferndale, Washington, and a future lab in California later this year.  https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/news/episode-85-viruses-in-cannabis-and-hemp-with-dr-jack-munz
9/1/202154 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 84: Biocontrols and Cannabis - What's New in 2021 with Suzanne Wainwright Evans

Our guest this week is my good friend, Suzanne Wainwright-Evans also known by many as The Bug Lady. She 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.  She is the owner of Buglady Consulting, now in business for over 21 years.
8/5/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 83: Cover Crops and Soil Fertility with Dr. Abbey Wick

My guest this week is Dr. Abbey Wick. Abbey is a North Dakota State University Extension Soil Health Specialist and Associate Professor, and has experience working with farmers on soil health building practices like incorporating cover crops into rotation and transitioning to no-till systems.    Since 2012, she has had her hands in over 50,000 acres of soil and influenced management on over 200,000 acres of farmland in the northern plains just with the personal relationships she’s developed with farmers.  There are many other farmers she influences through her bi-weekly magazine articles and television segment along with discussion-based Extension programming.  She focuses on goal-oriented approaches so that farmers can maximize the benefits while reducing the risk associated with incorporating new practices.  She has been featured in Successful Farming Magazine Q & A and Bonus Sections for her work with cover crops and ability to connect with farmers.  She was also Senator Hoeven’s selection to represent North Dakota for the Senate Ag Republicans “Women in Agriculture” campaign in 2018.
7/23/202157 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 82: The Challenges and Potential of Tissue Culture with Dr. Kevin Mehr

My guest this week is Dr. Kevin Mehr. Dr. Mehr has spent the last five years driving the development of large-scale micropropagation programs for cannabis in North America. Kevin received his Ph.D. in Genome Science and Technology from the University of British Columbia and translates this experience with genetics and plant science to every facet of operations and product innovation.
7/6/202149 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 81: Cannabis Accounting, Pitfalls and Pointers with Betsy Morem and Mark Waller

This week’s podcast will be a bit different than my usual topics. As many of you know, there’s more to cultivation than just what happens in our gardens. Whether we like it or not, taxes and proper accounting are crucial to keeping your business afloat. I sat down with two CPAs, Betsy Morem and Mark Waller who have founded an accounting firm specializing in working with folks in the cannabis industry. We talk about some of the things to look out for and pitfalls to avoid so you can focus on cultivation.  
6/15/202143 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 80: Exploring the Genetic Diversity of Cannabis with Dr. Eleanor Kuntz

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 about it in the other podcast. In honor of this podcast release, we will be offering 10% off on the Leaf Works gender ID kits through the KIS Organics Website for a limited time. We talk about the benefits of these kits and how it works in the podcast along with many other topics around cannabis genetics.  https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-80-exploring-the-genetic-diversity-of-cannabis-with-dr-eleanor-kuntz
5/18/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 79: Understanding Plant Growth Hormones with Dr. Jim Barrett

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 on to run Barrett Horticultural Consulting for 4 years with a focus on crop production and facility planning for Florida medical cannabis producers. https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-79-understanding-plant-growth-hormones-with-dr-jim-barrett
5/4/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 78: Benefits and Uses for Biochar with Tom Miles

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 of residues to biochar which can improve soil health and sequester carbon. He has sponsored and hosted online discussions of biomass energy and biochar since 1994. He is past chairman of the International Biochar Initiative and Executive Director of the US Biochar Initiative. Now on to the show! https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-78-benefits-and-uses-for-biochar-with-tom-miles
4/18/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 77: Mycorrhizal fungi and the rhizosphere with Prof. Yoram Kapulnik

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 the Volcani Center, Israeli Ministry of Agriculture. His early work focused on the study of Plant-microorganism interactions, mainly in plant’s roots, and their impact on crop productivity. Later, he concentrated on identification and utilization of natural products produced by numerous plants species and their health benefit to human. Prof. Kapulnik holds 14 patents, trained more than 65 graduate and post-graduate students in his lab and has published more than 170 articles in his field in international scientific journals and edited 3 books. https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-77-mycorrhizal-fungi-and-the-rhizosphere-with-prof-yoram-kapulnik
3/23/20211 hour, 17 minutes
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Episode 76: Cultivation Startups and Beanstalk Agriculture with Nelson Lindsley

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 a couple of products to our product line at KIS. We now have lighting from Science LEDs as well as offering Beanstalk Nutrients on our website. I put a lot of thought and consideration into carrying this brand because it’s not an organic nutrient line. And while I’m an organic gardener myself, I realize that there are many folks who are not and I wanted to offer what I believe to be one of the most sustainable chemical options for growers and we discuss some of those reasons in this podcast. If you want to try Beanstalk after listening to this podcast, you can get a 25% discount with free shipping on our website or by entering the coupon code KIS on their website page. This promotion will be in effect for the next 3 weeks from podcast launch. If you are a larger facility we do have access to bulk pricing and options along that route too. Anyway, on with the show! https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-76-cultivation-startups-and-beanstalk-agriculture-with-nelson-lindsley
3/5/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 75: Formulating Soils and New Products with Rob Knechtel of Black Swallow Living Soils

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. After meeting on a visit to the Gold Leaf Gardens a few years ago, Rob and Nathan began to work on a couple projects with KIS Organics, and now blend the KIS Mix based off of my formulation. In a relatively short time, Black Swallow Living Soil has gained significant recognition as a respected supplier of organic soil amendments and growing supplies in Canada, which they ship coast to coast. In this podcast we discuss exactly what goes into formulating a soil mix as well as some of the challenges we see on daily basis in this industry. https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/podcast/episode-75-formulating-soils-and-new-products-with-rob-knechtel-of-black-swallow-living-soils
2/12/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 74: Targeted Nutrition Using Chemical Nutrients in Cannabis with Dr. Cari Peters

My guest this week is Dr. Cari Peters. She is the vice president at JR Peters and the formulator of all products and development of new fertilizer formulas that provide crop-specific solutions to growers nutritional issues. She has too many honors and accolades to list here, but I will put them up on the podcast page. Cari has a PhD in Plant Sciences  and a Masters of Science in Agronomy from the University of Maryland as well as a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She’s the 3rd generation of Peters in the family business which was founded over 72 years ago. Now on to the show! https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/news/episode-74-targeted-nutrition-using-chemical-nutrients-in-cannabis-with-dr-cari-peters
2/2/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 73: Quality vs. Quantity: Common misconceptions about grow lighting with Bruce Bugbee

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 he knows in a TED talk entitled, “Turning Water into Food.”   Link to podcast page
1/20/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 72: Heavy Metals, Cover Crops, and Water pH with The Soil Doctor, Bryant Mason

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. Link to podcast page  
1/5/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 71: Discovering the "why" in how plants grow with Don Marshall

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.
12/9/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 70: Insect Frass and Mealworm Production with Virginia Emery

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 has published on subjects ranging from chemical communication to genetics to insect behavior. Her life’s mission is to breed a bug that tastes like bacon.
11/24/202043 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 69: How a Facility Increased Yields by over 50% in 2 Years Using Science

In this episode I interview Dr. Ben Higgins and he shares the results of the research he did at Gold Leaf Gardens that helped increase yields dramatically. We also discuss the importance of good research and development and how it can be used to make data-driven decisions.
10/17/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 68: Smart Questions to Ask Before Buying/Applying Products with 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 at the Smithsonian Institute as well as appeared on Growing a Greener World on PBS. She is the owner of Buglady Consulting, now in business for 16 years. Suzanne lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, 1 dog, and 8 cats in a log home built in the 1820s. Visit Suzanne's website
8/24/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 67 Bonus Episode: 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 empowering children how to grow vegetables to build self-confidence and to care about and beautify their communities. Flint Unity Farming Project Facebook Flint Unity Farming Project Instagram Area 72 Botanicals Facebook Area 72 Botanicals Instagram
7/27/202024 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 66: Trichoderma, Powdery Mildew, & Botrytis with Dr. Chris Hayes

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.  https://www.bioworksinc.com/about-us/ Check out additional info from Chris: Click here for Trichoderma-based products around the world, Dr. Woo 2014 Click here for Trichoderma Species Paper Click here for Myths and Dogmas of Biocontrol
7/9/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 65: Strategic Planning and Design for Indoor Cannabis with Brian Anderson

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 since 1992. Anderson provides professional leadership in strategic planning and design. He speaks nationally on energy sustainability in the Cannabis Industry, Facility Design, and on interior design for retail.   National Cannabis Industry Association https://thecannabisindustry.org/   Resource Innovation Institute https://resourceinnovation.org/
6/18/202059 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 64 Part 2 Practical Pest Prevention Tips to Maximize Your IPM

Kelly came to B.I. 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.  https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/copy-of-cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-63
5/12/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 63 Part 1: IPM Tips for Indoor vs Outdoor with 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.  https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-63
4/28/202044 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 62: Do Not Buy Ladybugs For Your Garden with Dr. JP Michaud

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 crops, ecology of the Coccinellidae, and the interface between host plant resistance and biological control. Dr. Michaud completed his B.Sc. at McGill University and his masters and Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University.  After seven years at the University of Florida studying biological control of disease vectors in citrus, he moved to Kansas State University where he has been developing integrated management strategies for pests of field crops and approaches to conserving their natural enemies since 2003. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-62  
4/7/202028 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 61: Agronomist Bill McKibben Explains Logan Labs Soil Tests and Potting Soils

Understanding how these soil tests are performed and what numbers you should be using is really important. Some numbers on these tests don't work for potting soils. Agronomist and Author Bill McKibben takes us through the Logan Labs tests and shares what you need to know when using a soil test with potting soils. SPOILER: It's not the same as agricultural soils and not all the numbers are accurate! https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-61
3/23/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 60: Biocontrols Conference Episode with Multiple Guests

This episode is a bit different than my other episodes. With the upcoming Biocontrols Conference in Portland, Oregon next week, I wanted to interview a couple speakers and key attendees prior to the show.  I caught up with Suzanne Wainwright Evans, to talk a bit about the cannabis aphid. 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 technical business for Bioworks, and Justin Magill, head grower at Legit Farm North.
2/28/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 59: Identifying Deficiencies in Cannabis with Paul Cockson

There's been little to no research on what nutrient disorders look like when analyzing leaf tissue on cannabis. Paul Cockson shares his recently published paper on the subject from North Carolina State University. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-59
2/14/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 58: The Science Behind the Cannabis Experience with Dr. Adie Rae

Why do we grow the cultivars (strains) that we do? There's a lot of mythology surrounding potency and the cannabis experience. Learn how scientists are using data to help determine why certain cultivars are more popular and how high THC is a product of prohibition and not enjoyment. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-58
1/3/202059 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 57: Published Research on Cannabis with Dr. 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 PhD 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. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-57
12/3/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 56: Understanding Certifications with Andrew Black

Certifications within the Cannabis industry are a lot more complicated than one would think at first glance. 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.  https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-56
11/13/201958 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 55: Sun+Earth Certification with David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner's Soaps

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 entire podcast just talking of all the amazing thing Dr. Bronner’s has done for the community and it’s employees, but the main purpose was to discuss their partnership on the Sun and Earth Certification for cannabis and the non-profit David has helped in establishing called Brother David’s.   https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-55
10/29/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 54: Listener Q & A with Tad Hussey

I sit down on the other side of the microphone this week with John Z and cover a wide variety of listener questions ranging from soil microbes to compost teas to re-amending living soils and much more.
10/1/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 53: Biostimulants and Plant Growth with Colin Bell

Colin Bell is the Co-founder, co-inventor and Chief Growth Officer at Growcentia, 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 bloom stimulant that targets phosphorus cycling to maximize both quality and yield in cannabis plants.
9/17/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 52: Running a Commercial Facility using Living Soils with Justin Magill

My podcast this week is with Justin Magill. Justin is an owner and head grower for Legit Farms, a legal cannabis company in the recreational market here in Washington State. I wanted to do this podcast because Justin has been growing in Living Soils longer than anyone else I know and he was instrumental in helping me in testing out various ideas around soil mixes, soil testing, and re-amending in beds. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-52    
7/24/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 51: Research in Cannabis Production with Dr. Ben Higgins

In this podcast, I interview Dr. Ben Higgins, Chief Research Scientist at Goldleaf Gardens.  We discuss how to interpret research, create useful data in your facility, and a new white paper on pots vs living soil beds. We also touch on some preliminary results on trials relating toBlumats, Mammoth P, and BIOS lighting. Ben and I were also proud to announce a new consulting group called Kaizen Consulting that is comprised of myself, Ben, Nate Gibbs (owner of Goldleaf Gardens), Allison Justice of Outco, and Chris Jagger of Blue Fox Ag. All of these folks have been on my podcast so you can hear more about them on there. If you are interested in consulting please go to www.growwithkaizen.com. Thanks for listening! https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-51
7/2/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 50: Jeff Lowenfels is back for our 50th episode!

In honor of our 50th episode, I wanted to get Jeff, our very first podcast guest and old friend, back on the show. Jeff is the author of the popular Teaming series, Teaming with Microbes, Teaming with Nutrients, and Teaming with Fungi. We talk about a variety of topics, including his new book that's coming out in December.
6/5/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 49: Controlled Environment Agriculture and HVAC with Dr. Greenhouse part 1

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 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 PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) and is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in the State of California. For over 20 years, she has dedicated her education and career to helping farmers control their environments, allowing them to grow crops indoors, in greenhouses and in facilities that would otherwise be impossible or impractical to do so.  https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-49
5/23/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 48: Determining if LEDs are Right For You and Your Grow with Rebecca Knight

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? Rebecca Knight Ph.D., Sr. Application Engineer, BIOS Lighting 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, a 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 metabolic pathway gene expression, and sustainable food production.  As the Sr. Application Engineer she works closely with the sales team using her photobiology research background, and love of analytics, to provide integration and cultivation expertise. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-48
5/8/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 47: Plant Breeding and Genetic Testing Part II with Dr. Reggie Gaudino

This is my follow up interview with Dr. 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. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-47
4/16/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 46: Plant Breeding Using the Power of Genetic Testing with Reggie Gaudino

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. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-46
3/27/20191 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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Episode 45: Hemp Regulations for 2019 with Michael Bowman

What does the 2018 Farm Bill mean for Hemp Cultivation? Michael Bowman is Founding Chair of the National Hemp Association. He is also the author of Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill. He’s known in some circles as “Mr Hemp” for his activism and 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 Team. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-45
3/12/201948 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 44: Documenting and Preserving Cannabis Cultivars with Dr. Eleanor Kuntz

Eleanor Kuntz, PhD, is a trained herbalist and geneticist bridging the gap between traditional herbalism and modern science. She is a co-founder at 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.  https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-44
2/19/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 43: Latest Research in Cannabis Cultivation with Dr. Allison Justice

Have you ever wondered what's the best way to prune and train your plants? And what's really going on in the curing process with cannabis? These questions get address with some actual science in my latest podcast with Dr. Allison Justice of Outco and SC Labs. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-43
2/5/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 42: Fertilizer and Pesticides in Cannabis with the Oregon Department of Agriculture

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. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-42
1/22/201957 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 41: Q and A with Jeremy Plumb of Pruf Cultivar

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. In this episode, he answers some of my questions along with questions from podcast listeners.  https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-41
1/14/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 40: Jeremy Plumb, Director of Production Science at Pruf Cultivar

Jeremy has been in and around the cannabis industry and really made his mark in helping identify and catalogue chemotypic expression of cannabis related to genetics and environmental factors (photobiology, nutrient uptake, etc...). This is the first part of the conversation where he explains more about himself and his findings. The second part will be a Q & A session with questions from listeners and myself. 
1/4/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 39: Branding and Marketing Part 2 with Shango Los

Part 2 of my interview with Shango Los. 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. Shango Los is founder of Shaping Fire and host of the Shaping Fire podcast. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, I highly recommend it. His YouTube channel features exclusive cannabis how-to videos and expert interviews. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-39
12/18/201858 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 38: Branding and Marketing with Shango Los

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.  Shango Los is founder of Shaping Fire and host of the Shaping Fire podcast. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, I highly recommend it. His YouTube channel features exclusive cannabis how-to videos and expert interviews. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/copy-of-cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-38
12/11/201849 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 37: A Deeper Dive into Mycorrhizal Fungi with Jim Eagan

Our guest this week is Jim Eagan. Jim has been working for Plant Revolution Inc. for more than a decade. Having been the first company to bring mycorrhizal inoculants to commercial applications, he and the company have been spreading the good news of the benefits of healthy soil to gardeners, landscapers, and farmers all over the world. His degree in environmental studies, his work in the permaculture community, and his experience running a small farm form a background that has given him a deep understanding of the importance of soil organisms for plant and ecosystem health. He continues to learn and explore the fascinating worlds of food production, native ecosystems, and sustainability. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-37
11/7/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 36: Plant Probiotics with Sarah Pellkofer

Microbial-based products are becoming more and more popular in agriculture and horticulture. In today's podcast, Sarah Pellkofer helps explains some of the benefits of using specific microbes in your garden as well as looking at some recent studies on how microbes can impact plant growth and pest resistance. Sarah has her PhD in Plant Science and Policy at the University of Zurich, studying plant-soil interactions and publishing her work on Soil Biodiversity and the Stability of Ecosystem Functioning. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-36
10/16/201853 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 35: Mineral Balancing and Soil Test Analysis with Aaron Crozier

You know, 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 there soil and then work on increasing plant health. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-35
9/25/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 34: Are Bottled Nutrients a Thing of the Past? Nelson Lindsley Shares His Opinion and Announces a New Collaboration!

Has cannabis cultivation evolved to where cannabis-marketed bottled nutrient companies are becoming outdated? Hear my conversation with Nelson Lindsley of Poetry of Plants on the subject.  Also an exciting new collaboration and podcast announcement!   https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-34
9/11/20181 hour, 25 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 33: The Bug Lady is Back to Discuss Scouting and Cannabis Pests

Entomologist Suzanne Wainwright Evans comes back on the podcast to talk about what she's seen over the past year consulting on cannabis farms, including advice on scouting, sticky cards, and much more! https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-33
8/28/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 32: Korean Natural Farming with Chris Trump

Chris Trump explains Natural Farming, KNF and the philosophy behind the these methods for growing plants using locally sourced microbes and inputs. He 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. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-32
8/14/20181 hour, 24 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 31: Learn from World Record Holder Ron Wallace about Giant Pumpkins and Yield

The giant pumpkin community has a lot in common with cannabis growers. Both are pushing the envelope to maximize plant health and yield. Hear from one of the best about how he grows some of the largest plants in the world every year!    https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-31
7/17/201857 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 30: Powdery Mildew, Botrytis, and VPD with Travis Higginbotham

Mold and Mildew are such a problem for many growers. In this podcast, Travis describes how these pathogens work and how to best manage them through environmental controls. Travis Higginbotham is the new director of Cultivation Support for Fluence. Prior to working at Fluence, he worked at a state of the art environmentally controlled greenhouse covering 50 acres where he was the head of research and development. They grew annual and perennial crops for big box retailers supplying the NE united states. His focus was on rearing beneficial insects, IPM protocols, disease testing, and trialing new genetics from around the world.He recently received his masters horticulture from Virginia Tech. This resulted in equipping irrigation booms with lights for photoperiodic flowering applications to a controlled environment which propagated over 1.2 million perennials from stage 3 tissue culture per year. He also has a bachelors of science from Clemson University. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-30
7/2/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 29: The Right Tool for the Job with Kurt Becker

Learn about the importance of selecting the right equipment for spraying your crop from Kurt Becker, the Executive VP for Commercial Products with Dramm. Kurt is a genius when it comes to spray applications and I was so excited to pick his brain on the subject. We also discussed some of the dangers of using RO water, better options for sanitation and improving water quality for beneficial microbes. If you want to improve the efficacy of your foliar sprays this is "must listen!"
6/18/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 28: How Fish Products Are Made And What The Differences Are with Casey Schoenberger

What's the difference between fish emulsion and fish hydrolysate? Are these products sustainably made? Where are the fish coming from? We tackle these questions and more in this week's episode with Casey Schoenberger, the Director of Sales for Dramm Corporation's Fertilizer and Farm Segments.   https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-28
6/5/201856 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 27: The Role of Lighting in Plant Growth with Fluence Bioengineering

Learn the key terms to understand and compare lighting technologies as well as the history of lighting as it relates to plants from Travis Williams and Travis Higginbotham with Fluence Bioengineering. We also discuss the future of lighting and how it relates to the horticulture industry. I found this podcast to be really helpful in evaluating different lights and how lighting spectrum and intensity can effect plant growth, disease resistance, and much more. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-27  
5/22/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 26: The Hidden Half of Nature with Anne Biklé

The Hidden Half of Nature with Biologist Anne Biklé. In this episode we discuss the benefits of mulching and the role microbes play in our gardens and our bodies. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-26  
5/8/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 25: Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life with Geologist David Montgomery

My guest this week is David Montgomery. David studied geology at Stanford University before earning his Ph.D. in geomorphology at UC Berkeley. He teaches at the University of Washington where he studies the evolution of topography and how geological processes shape landscapes and influence ecological systems. He loved maps as a kid and now writes about the relationship of people to their environment and other things that interest him. In 2008 he was named a MacArthur Fellow. He lives with his wife Anne in Seattle, Washington. He’s written multiple books but the ones most interesting to gardeners are Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, The Hidden Half of Nature, and Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soils Back to Life. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-25
5/1/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 24: Running a Commercial Cannabis Facility with Nate Gibbs of Gold Leaf Gardens

There's a lot more to running a Cannabis company than just growing the plants. Gold Leaf gardens is based in Washington State and known for their top shelf flower, extracts and Leira Cannagars. They grow their products "with Aloha" and I sit down with the owner Nate Gibbs to talk about everything from their views on organics to branding and marketing to stay competitive in today's ever changing market.
4/19/201859 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 23: Blumat Setup, Tips, and Tricks with Damian Koch

Watering and irrigation is one of the least appreciated aspects of gardening that has such an incredible impact on the health and growth of your plants. Damian Koch works for the North American distributor of Blumats and helps growers in designing custom systems for their garden. This is our follow up podcast on Blumats where we tackle setup, and frequently asked questions.   https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-23
4/17/201844 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 22: Blumat Irrigation with Steve Troy

Watering and irrigation is one of the least appreciated aspects of gardening that has such an incredible impact on the health and growth of your plants. Steve Troy is North American distributor of Blumats, an excellent way to irrigate you containers and beds using no electricity. We have been using Blumats for years now with our soils and they work great! Check out our discussion and shoot me an email at [email protected] if you would like help setting up your own Blumat system in your garden.   https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-22
4/2/201835 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 21: Chris Jagger of Blue Fox Farms

Chris is owner/operator of Blue Fox Farm, a 40 acre organic vegetable farm in the Applegate Valley of southern Oregon. He is also owner/head consultant for Blue Fox Agricultural Services, a full service agricultural supply and consultation company focusing on ecological solutions for the modern farmer. Both his farm and his agricultural services use Living Soils as a foundation to scale farming operations efficiently and profitably. He rounds out his involvement with the agricultural community by hosting the Living Soils Symposium each March. The symposium is an interactive conference for farmers, interested in regenerative farming techniques, to exchange knowledge and gain insight in a peer-to-peer environment.
3/5/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 20: LEAN Farming with Ben Hartman

Ben's book, The Lean Farm, has changed the way we run our farm. Any farmers or growers that rely on cultivation for their income need to read this book. Ben shares some insight into how we can improve the efficiency of our farming, reduce expenses, and remove waste.    https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-20
2/26/201856 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 19: Entomologist Suzanne Wainwright Evans aka 'The Bug Lady' is back!

Entomologist Suzanne Wainwright Evans is back to discuss dipping rates, sprayer recommendations, consulting advice, and much more in this week's podcast. Learn what works from a science-based perspective and one of the top experts in the industry when it comes to spraying for various pests.
2/12/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 18: A Deeper Look at Containers with William Evans

William Evans has been working in the horticulture and nursery industry for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience to the table. Today’s podcast is all about containers. While I’ve always been a proponent of planting directly into the ground when possible, this is not an option in many situations and propagation is best done in small trays or containers. William shares with us how containers can dramatically reduce transplant shock, improve worker efficiency, increase plant health, and a myriad of other benefits. We also talk about how the wrong container can cause major issues resulting in poor growth, root girdling, and even the potential for your container being a source of contamination. We also discuss and exciting organic solution for slugs in your garden. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-18
2/7/201854 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 17: Understanding Soil Testing with Agronomist Kris Borgman

Learn the pros and cons of soil testing as well as how to understand and interpret the results. Our guest this week is Kris Borgman. Kris earned a Bachelors of Science in Crop and Soil Science from Washington State University and has 19 years’ experience in agronomy, field management, sustainable programs surrounding agricultural, turf and natural environments. He is the currently the President of Agronomy for UNIBEST International who are the makers of the Soil Savvy Test Kits. The Ion Exchange technology in these kits has been utilized by large agribusiness companies like Wilbur Ellis, McGregor, Crop Production Services, Simplot, and more. Kris also manages a large family drylands and irrigated wheat farming operation in Eastern Washington. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-17
1/23/201858 minutes
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Episode 16: Permaculture and Cannabis with Jessi Bloom

Our guest this week is Jessi Bloom. Jessi is a Northwest native and comes from a strong background of horticulture and environmental sciences. She is passionate about animals, permaculture and making functional gardens beautiful. She travels nationwide as a speaker and is the best-selling author of Free-Range Chicken Gardens and  Practical Permaculture Design. Jessi’s work has gotten press and been featured in many national and local media outlets from the NY Times, Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset Magazine, DISNEY, Martha Stewart Living, Mother Earth News, UTNE Reader, Fine Gardening Magazine and PBS’s Growing a Greener World TV.  I met Jessi quite a few years ago now and we became good friends. She was instrumental in designing and planning our farm and is a big part of the community. Her book, Practical Permaculture Design is a “must read” in my opinion if for no other reason than to get you thinking about how to best utilize and structure your farm or garden and get a better understanding of how Permaculture might apply in your life. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-16    
1/9/201849 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 15: Entomologist Suzanne Wainwright Evans aka "The Bug Lady"

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, and landscapers. Learn about biosecurity, biocontrols, and much much more. We discuss fungus gnats, root aphids, broad mites and the dreaded hemp russet mite in this week's podcast.  https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-15
11/22/20171 hour, 44 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 14: All About Biochar with Renel Anderson

Let's talk biochar. What is biochar and what makes it special? Is all biochar the same? How do we evaluate it? Can I just use charcoal? Learn the answers to these questions and more from Renel Anderson, founder of Black Owl Biochar, one of the leading biochar companies in the nation. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-14
11/7/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 13: The Future of Cannabis Cultivation with Jaya Palmer

What is the future of cannabis cultivation? Jaya Palmer and I explore some of the latest advancements in the industry around lighting technology, photo biology, organic certification, genetic drift in cannabis, predatory insects, as well as what is going on with some of the largest cannabis cannabis companies in North America. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-13
10/24/20171 hour, 25 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 12: Biological Horticulture Consultant Jaya Palmer

Our guest this week is not only an awesome grower and passionate gardener, but also a good friend. Jaya Palmer is a biological horticulture consultant. His mission is to excite and inspire people to utilize cannabis as a fulcrum to raise consciousness. Jaya brings us some exciting and practical tips for setting up your grow room as well as an introduction to using predatory mites and beneficial bugs. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-12  
10/10/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 11: Dr. Faust of BioAg on Humic and Fulvic Acids

In this episode, we interview Dr. Robert Faust, President of Bioag where we talk about humates, humic and fulvic acid, and much more. Dr. Faust is a leading expert in agroecology providing integrated services throughout the world including the United States, Egypt, Belize, Jamaica and Mexico to assist in reducing dependency on chemical fertilizers and pesticides using new biotechnology and foliar fertilizers to increase crop yields and create sustainable systems. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-11
9/26/20171 hour, 32 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 10: Practical Advice for Increasing Yield with Nelson Lindsley

This is the second part of my interview with 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. Currently, he is building a research and development facility for the design of cultivar specific study and working with several of the leading LED horticultural lighting companies on implementing technology in controlled environments before the products come to market. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-10
9/12/201747 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 9: Lighting Technology and the Poetry of Plants with Nelson Lindsley

This is the first part of my interview with 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. Currently, he is building a research and development facility for the design of cultivar specific study and working with several of the leading LED horticultural lighting companies on implementing technology in controlled environments before the products come to market. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-9 
8/29/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 8: Clackamas Coot weighs in on "Neemgate", No-till, and the history of "The One"

 This is the final part of an interview series with Clackamas Coot. We settle the questions regarding using neem in soils, talk about seaweed, weigh in on the idea of no-till, and hear the history of "The One" from the man himself, the plant that Jim has been growing now for 40 years! https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-8   
8/15/201742 minutes
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Episode 7: Clackamas Coot talks about worm bins, peat moss, and building soil

This is the 2nd part of a 3 part interview series with Clackamas Coot. We talk more about neem, his personal IPM strategies, worm bins, peat moss vs coco coir, how to evaluate potting soils, and much more! https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-7  
8/1/201748 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 6: Steve Solomon covers Soil Remineralization and Nutrient Density

Today we're honored to be interviewing Steve Solomon all the way from Tasmania. Steve is the author of numerous books, most notably Gardening West of the Cascades and The Intelligent Gardener. Steve shares much of his life history with us and explains why he believes nutrient density is so important in our gardens and food production. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/6-cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast  
7/19/201756 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 5: Compost tea and microscope guru Tim Wilson talks living soil, vermicomposting, and soil exudates

Our guest today is Tim Wilson of Microbe Organics. Some listeners may know him better as MicrobeMan from his helpful posts on many internet forums; Tim is a long time friend and colleague who has taught me much of what I know regarding microscopy and evaluating compost teas.  I consider Tim to be one of the foremost experts and researchers on aerated compost teas and microbial amendments in North America; Tim also founded www.logicalgardener.org, a free forum for gardeners that has a wealth of information. I am honored today to have him on the show!  https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-5
7/19/201757 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 4: David Perron discusses Living Soil, Insect Frass, and Commercial Production

David is an Agrologist and has a Master of Science in Plant Sciences from McGill University. He began working in greenhouse production in 2001 and worked for McGill in the Greenhouses and Horticultural Research Center for five years. He is the lead agrologist and one of the head growers at Whistler medical marijuana corporation. Over the last year and a half he designed the certified organic growing program at Whistler Medical Marijuana Corporation making them the only fully certified organic licensed producer in Canada.Since the interview, David has been hired as the Head of Cultivation for The Green Organic Dutchmen for their new 200 million dollar facility coming online in 2018.https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-4
7/19/201756 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 3: Clackamas Coot talks Worm Castings, Malted Barley, Peat Moss, and Coot's Soil Mix

Our guest today is gone by the online name of Clackamas Coot on such forums as IC Mag and Lumperdawgz on Grass City, he's an organic grower and gardener who has helped many people in improving the way they garden and move away from bottled nutrients. He is most famous for his ‘neem, crab, kelp and soil mix’ which many people know as the ‘Coot Mix’ which he shares freely and the sprouted seed enzyme teas he makes using barley. I met Coot eight or nine years ago when he came to one of my talks in Portland on compost teas. https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-3
7/19/20171 hour, 20 seconds
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Episode 2: Jeff Lowenfels explains Mycorrhizal Fungi, Compost Teas, and the Soil Food Web

In this episode, we talk to Jeff Lowenfels about the Soil Food Web, mycorrhizal fungi, no-till, and how plants uptake nutrients.Jeff is the co-author of Teaming with Microbes The Organic Gardeners 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 twenty five years and won the prestigious garden Writers of America Gold Award for gardening books. It’s been translated into Korean, French and soon Slovenian. Jeff is also the author of Teaming with Nutrients, the Organic Gardeners Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition published by Timber Press in May 2013, and the shorthand title is How Plants Eat and What To Feed Them. It is sure to make you appreciate the beauty of how plants operate as well as make you a better gardener and steward of the earth. His latest book Teaming with Fungi was just released at the end of 2016 and is all about mycorrhizal fungus. Jeff is an extremely respected and popular national garden writer; he is the former president of the garden Writers of America, was made at G.W.A fellow in 1999 and inducted into the G.W.A Hall of Fame, the highest honor a garden writer can achieve in 2005. Most important, Jeff is the founder of a now national program that started this Plant a Row for Beans the soup kitchen getting an Anchorage and is now Plant a Row for the Hungry; the program is active in forty eight states and result in over a million pounds of produce being donated to feed the hungry every year. Jeff has been a good friend now for over a decade and is a wonderful advocate for organic gardening compost tea and the microbes in our soil.https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-2
7/12/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 1: Introduction with Tad Hussey

In this episode, I give you some background into my history as well as an overview of the cultivation techniques we will cover in future podcasts. Also listed is some of the upcoming interviews and topics. This is a good foundation for better understanding the podcast series.https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/cannabis-cultivation-and-science-podcast-episode-1
7/11/201717 minutes, 29 seconds