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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Good show, gold star podcast!
Best educational repository on all things cannabis and soil
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.
Update: still awesome, every time. I frickin love this show!
Legit, and I love it.
Have never listen to a podcast prior to Tad’s. . .
After reviewing all of the cannabis science podcast that are available to stream, I can say with confidence this is the only official science pod cast for cannabis. This has opened my eyes wide af to many different facets of the cannabis industry. Listen to Tad and thank him later for this wonderful plethora of both science based and worldly information.
Love the show! Please never stop!
I cannot find a episode for strictly plant training techniques and methods although they have been mentioned by other host while on the show. I would like to hear an in depth segment.
Peace and love.