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.
Insect Frass and Mealworm Production with Virginia Emery
Virginia Emery is founder and CEO of Beta Hatch, a pioneering insect farming company that is industrializing insects for agriculture. The company operates North America’s largest mealworm farm for animal feed production in Washington. Virginia is the country’s most innovative insect entrepreneur, recently recognized as a Visionary Grist 50 Fixer. Virginia has a PhD in entomology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her life’s mission is to breed a bug that tastes like bacon.
How a Facility Increased Yields by over 50% in 2 Years Using Science
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.
Smart Questions to Ask Before Buying/Applying Products with Suzanne Wainwright-Evans
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 companies.
Additionally, Suzanne is frequently published in trade magazines, teaches workshops and lectures professionally to industry groups. Her lectures use her extensive library of insect photos and macro insect movies. She has spoken at the Smithsonian Institute as well as appeared on Growing a Greener World on PBS. She is the owner of Buglady Consulting, now in business for 16 years.
Suzanne lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, 1 dog, and 8 cats in a log home built in the 1820s.
Visit Suzanne's website
Flint Unity Farming Project
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 decline.
In 2016, Delmond Marshall started the Flint Unity Farming Project to offer hope and learning to his community by teaching and empowering children how to grow vegetables to build self-confidence and to care about and beautify their communities.
Flint Unity Farming Project Facebook
Flint Unity Farming Project Instagram
Area 72 Botanicals Facebook
Area 72 Botanicals Instagram
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.
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
Strategic Planning and Design for Indoor Cannabis
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
Resource Innovation Institute