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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

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English

Contact:

4255580990


Episodes

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

Episode 55: Sun+Earth Certification with David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner's Soaps

10/29/2019
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...

Duration:01:07:36

Episode 54: Listener Q & A with Tad Hussey

10/1/2019
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.

Duration:01:14:04

Episode 53: Biostimulants and Plant Growth with Colin Bell

9/17/2019
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...

Duration:01:07:48

Episode 52: Running a Commercial Facility using Living Soils with Justin Magill

7/24/2019
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

Duration:01:20:11

Episode 51: Research in Cannabis Production with Dr. Ben Higgins

7/2/2019
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...

Duration:01:04:59

Episode 50: Jeff Lowenfels is back for our 50th episode!

6/5/2019
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.

Duration:01:07:26

Episode 49: Controlled Environment Agriculture and HVAC with Dr. Greenhouse part 1

5/23/2019
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...

Duration:01:15:41

Episode 48: Determining if LEDs are Right For You and Your Grow with Rebecca Knight

5/7/2019
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...

Duration:01:13:18

Episode 47: Plant Breeding and Genetic Testing Part II with Dr. Reggie Gaudino

4/16/2019
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...

Duration:01:17:06

Episode 46: Plant Breeding Using the Power of Genetic Testing with Reggie Gaudino

3/27/2019
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...

Duration:01:01:44

Episode 45: Hemp Regulations for 2019 with Michael Bowman

3/12/2019
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...

Duration:00:48:25