In 2019, the Cannabis Horticultural Association (CHA) embarked on a small research project with Matthew Gates to investigate the use of explosive ember pepper plants in banker plant systems for cannabis. The link to the research information as well a tips on growing and purchasing the peppers is here: EXPLOSIVE EMBER PEPPER PLANTSContinue reading Banker Plants – 2019 Research Project
Tad Hussey, owner of KIS Organics and host of the Cannabis Cultivation and Science Podcast, speakes with Dr. J.P. Michaud, an insect ecologist specializing in biological control and other aspects of crop protection entomology.
Dr. Michaud has been studying ladybugs and their ecology for decades. We know that ladybugs are amazing insects and wonderful aphid predators. However, as Dr. Michaud explains on the podcast, there are a ton of reasons why you should never buy them and why they shouldn’t even be legal to sell.Continue reading Do Not Buy Ladybugs For Your Garden
Meysam Taghinasab and Suha Jabaji *
Plant Science Department, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, MacDonald Campus of McGill University, QC H9X 3V9, Canada; Received: 13 January 2020; Accepted: 28 February 2020; Published: 2 March 2020
This is a very interesting article examines cannabis microbiota studies and the effects of endophytes on the elicitation of secondary metabolite production in cannabis plants. The review aims to shed light on the importance of the cannabis microbiome and how cannabinoid compound concentrations can be stimulated through symbiotic and/or mutualistic relationships with endophytes.Continue reading Cannabis Microbiome and the Role of Endophytes in Modulating the Production of Secondary Metabolites: An Overview
Original Research ARTICLE Front. Plant Sci., 17 October 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01120
This is a very interesting research article that covers the different pathogens affecting both the root and shoot growth of Cannabis sativa L. Inoculation experiments were conducted on developing buds and the roots of Cannabis sativa to determine the extent of disease development caused by pathogenic fungi. LINK BELOW
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“Nature is a deep well of evolutionary knowledge”-Paul Stamets
View this new podcast to glimpse the future of ecological design on earth through mycology!Continue reading Paul Stamets New Interview on Joe Rogan Podcast
The Cannabis Horticultural Association (CHA) has embarked on a mission to re-analyze the potential of dynamic accumulators. Dynamic accumulators is a term used in the permaculture and organic farming literature to indicate plants that gather certain minerals or nutrients from the soil and store them in a more bioavailable form and in high concentration in their tissues, then used as fertilizer or just to improve the mulch layer. The first to use the term dynamic accumulator in the above definition was probably Robert Kourik in his book Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape—Naturally (1986).Continue reading Dynamic Accumulators – Nettle Nutrient Analysis
Examining the efficacy for two classes of biocontrols on root aphids.
Intro & Overview
This study was conducted by the Cannabis Horticultural Association and examined the efficacy of two different classes of biocontrols for root aphids on cannabis.
- Predatory Nematodes- (Steinernema feltiae) & (Heterorhabditis bacteriophora)
- Myco-insecticide- Beauveria bassiana
The secret is in the dirt: What cannabis terroir is and how it works
David Heldreth is a Chief Science Officer of True Terpenes and also the founder and CEO of Panacea Plant Sciences, a biotechnology company developing a portfolio of cultivation and related IP and patents around the cannabis plant. He testified on behalf of True Terpenes at the historic FDA hearing on cannabis, CBD, CBG, CBC and terpenes in our food supply on May 31, 2019.
A background in engineering, biology and journalism drive Heldreth’s desire to develop new technology and inform the public. He was sought after by CHA because he’s an expert on the various laws that affect the way hemp and cannabis are regulated. Heldreth regularly brings his knowledge to the public to educate consumers, medical patients and government regulators on cannabis science and policy topics.Continue reading CHA Welcomes David Heldreth to the Advisory Board