66 episodes

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.

Cannabis Cultivation and Science Podcast Tad Hussey

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.7, 60 Ratings

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.

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

    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

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 65: Strategic Planning and Design for Indoor Cannabis with Brian Anderson

    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/

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

    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

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 63 Part 1: IPM Tips for Indoor vs Outdoor with Kelly Vance

    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

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

    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
     

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

    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

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

SeanBossenberry ,

So much information!

I’m just starting the season 1 finale with “the big lady” Seriously can’t wait to catch up on all of your episodes!

Gfol70 ,

Excellent source of info for anyone growing organic

I recently discovered podcasts and landed on this one as my first. Since starting listening I haven’t been able to stop.

By far this show is one of the best sources of organic canna growing info out there -par none. Very serious, detailed and from very credible sources. No one talks like they’ve lived and surfed on a tropical beach for the past decade nor does anyone light up - which gets old fast.

Do yourself a big favor and start listening to this podcast.

angyeff ,

Always leaves you wanting more

I work in a commercial organic cannabis facility in Canada and am always inspired by every episode. So insightful, with an amazing array of guests. I always finish an episode wanting to learn more and this a fantastic resource for anyone wanting to improve their growing technique. Thank you Tad for fueling the my desire to learn more about organic cannabis cultivation.

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