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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.

Cannabis Cultivation and Science Podcast Tad Hussey

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.9, 504 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.

    Flint Unity Farming Project

    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 Farmin Project Instagram
    Area 72 Botanicals Facebook
    Area 72 Botanicals Instagram

    • 24 min
    Trichoderma, Powdery Mildew, & Botrytis with Dr. Chris Hayes

    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
    Strategic Planning and Design for Indoor Cannabis

    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
    https://thecannabisindustry.org/
     
    Resource Innovation Institute
    https://resourceinnovation.org/

    • 59 min
    Practical Pest Prevention Tips to Maximize Your IPM

    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
    IPM Tips for Indoor vs Outdoor with Kelly Vance

    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
    Do Not Buy Ladybugs For Your Garden with Dr. JP Michaud

    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
504 Ratings

504 Ratings

wwmurww ,

Great guests!

Tad is so knowledgeable, and combined with his super smart and quirky guests I feel like I’m getting a free master course in soil biology! Tragically, I live in Texas where legislators care more about money than common sense, and am therefore barred from growing medicine, but the info applies to anyone who grows their own food. Very very informative 🥦

BigDaddyTPT ,

A Must Listen! Highly educational and useful info

If you’re trying to grow anything utilizing a living soil methodology, this is essential listening. I’ve learned more from season 1 than I did my whole first year of graduate school!

Seriously, this podcast is what you need in your life if you’ve been searching the internet for real, science based, applicable information for your living soil or “organic” garden.

Mrkhan13 ,

Incredible analysis of various white papers

Awesome scientific analysis and questioning. Amazing podcast for new and old growers.

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