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Cannabis Cultivation and Science Podcast

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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.

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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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.

Twitter:

@kisorganics

Language:

English

Contact:

4255580990


Episodes

Episode 75: Formulating Soils and New Products with Rob Knechtel of Black Swallow Living Soils

2/12/2021
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...

Duration:01:04:03

Episode 74: Targeted Nutrition Using Chemical Nutrients in Cannabis with Dr. Cari Peters

2/2/2021
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...

Duration:01:10:39

Episode 73: Quality vs. Quantity: Common misconceptions about grow lighting with Bruce Bugbee

1/19/2021
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....

Duration:01:00:21

Episode 72: Heavy Metals, Cover Crops, and Water pH with The Soil Doctor, Bryant Mason

1/5/2021
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

Duration:01:20:17

Episode 71: Discovering the "why" in how plants grow with Don Marshall

12/9/2020
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...

Duration:01:08:40

Episode 70: Insect Frass and Mealworm Production with Virginia Emery

11/23/2020
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...

Duration:00:32:07

Episode 69: How a Facility Increased Yields by over 50% in 2 Years Using Science

10/16/2020
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.

Duration:01:04:01

Episode 68: Smart Questions to Ask Before Buying/Applying Products with Suzanne Wainwright-Evans

8/24/2020
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...

Duration:01:19:47

Episode 67 Bonus Episode: Flint Unity Farming Project

7/27/2020
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...

Duration:00:14:47

Episode 66: Trichoderma, Powdery Mildew, & Botrytis with Dr. Chris Hayes

7/9/2020
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...

Duration:01:08:04

Episode 65: Strategic Planning and Design for Indoor Cannabis with Brian Anderson

6/18/2020
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...

Duration:00:56:46

Episode 64 Part 2 Practical Pest Prevention Tips to Maximize Your IPM

5/12/2020
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

Duration:01:17:54

Episode 63 Part 1: IPM Tips for Indoor vs Outdoor with Kelly Vance

4/28/2020
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

Duration:00:44:13

Episode 62: Do Not Buy Ladybugs For Your Garden with Dr. JP Michaud

4/7/2020
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...

Duration:00:28:48

Episode 61: Agronomist Bill McKibben Explains Logan Labs Soil Tests and Potting Soils

3/23/2020
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

Duration:01:25:22

Episode 60: Biocontrols Conference Episode with Multiple Guests

2/28/2020
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...

Duration:01:10:10

Episode 59: Identifying Deficiencies in Cannabis with Paul Cockson

2/14/2020
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

Duration:01:21:11

Episode 58: The Science Behind the Cannabis Experience with Dr. Adie Rae

1/3/2020
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

Duration:00:59:27

Episode 57: Published Research on Cannabis with Dr. Deron Caplan

12/3/2019
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...

Duration:01:21:07

Episode 56: Understanding Certifications with Andrew Black

11/13/2019
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...

Duration:00:58:55