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

10/29/2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Episode 44: Documenting and Preserving Cannabis Cultivars with Dr. Eleanor Kuntz

2/19/2019
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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

Duration:01:04:58

Episode 43: Latest Research in Cannabis Cultivation with Dr. Allison Justice

2/5/2019
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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

Duration:01:17:53

Episode 42: Fertilizer and Pesticides in Cannabis with the Oregon Department of Agriculture

1/22/2019
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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

Duration:00:57:10

Episode 41: Q and A with Jeremy Plumb of Pruf Cultivar

1/14/2019
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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...

Duration:01:03:04

Episode 40: Jeremy Plumb, Director of Production Science at Pruf Cultivar

1/4/2019
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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.

Duration:01:02:50

Episode 39: Branding and Marketing Part 2 with Shango Los

12/18/2018
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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...

Duration:00:58:25

Episode 38: Branding and Marketing with Shango Los

12/11/2018
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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...

Duration:00:49:23

Episode 37: A Deeper Dive into Mycorrhizal Fungi with Jim Eagan

11/7/2018
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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...

Duration:01:22:36

Episode 36: Plant Probiotics with Sarah Pellkofer

10/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:53:35