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May 23, 2018
12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM EDT

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Cannabis Cultivation Virtual Conference

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Cannabis Cultivation Virtual Conference

With prices dropping and new markets expanding, cultivators of cannabis are in an increasingly competitive space. Involving yield, efficiency and quality in growing can improve a grower's bottom line. Leveraging technology and a dedicated team can help a cultivation operation become more sustainable and profitable.

Looking at yield efficiency and analyzing the cost of inputs versus value of the crop can help growers make the right choices in technology for lighting, irrigation and pest control among other technologies.

Who Should Attend:

  • Growers, cultivation personnel, investors, stakeholders and those interested in learning more about growing cannabis


12:00 PM - Welcome & Introductions
Aaron Biros, Editor, Cannabis Industry Journal - Host and Moderator

12:05 PM - Breeding Cannabis for Unique Therapeutic Benefits
Adam Jacques

  • This presentation will cover topics related to proper breeding procedures, "hunting" particular phenotypess and developing specific cannabinoids and terpenes
  • Highlights of some of the major advances in breeding and how to use available resources to develop a successful breeding program.

12:50 PM - Technology Spotlight

1:05 PM - Key to Environmental Planning and Control
Dr. Nadia Sabeh

  • Controlling the environmental parameters of the indoor farm is essential to managing the productivity and health of your crop. This presentation will discuss the critical roles that VPD, airflow, CO2, and other parameters play in the dynamic indoor environment, and we will review different systems and strategies you can use to manage them.
  • A project case study will be presented to demonstrate the costs associated with different climate management (HVAC) alternatives, including first cost, operating cost, maintenance, and crop productivity.

1:50 PM - Technology Spotlight - VividGro: Cannabis and the Connected Indoor Farm
David Friedman, President, VividGro

    • SMAA- Sensing, monitoring, alerting & automating
    • Hardware & software integration
    • Protecting & using your data

2:05 PM - Exploration and Optimization of Drying and Curing
Dr. Allison Justice

      • Prized French wines are aged for years in oak barrels, as are famous whiskies. Tobacco is air-, fire-, flue- or sun-cured. Cannabis, however, is quickly dried and stored in a plastic bucket. Although many cannabis growers have proprietary ways of making flower flavorful and aromatic, little to no research is available for consistency.
      • Anecdotal examples show that chemical makeup is not only dictated by the strain/cultivar, but also influenced by grow methods, drying and curing. The lack of data prompted us to research what is happening during these processes. In this session, we will present our research at OutCo of how to affect and control the chemical makeup of flower; new protocols to monitor the dry and cure of cannabis flowers so we are able to modulate the terpene and cannabinoid profiles in our strain offering; and our latest findings in this exciting field of post-harvest cannabis research.

2:50 PM - Technology Spotlight - Canna Air Care: Every growroom has mod!
Ivor Noble, Founder & CEO, Canna Air Care

3:05 PM - Cannabis Micropropagation, Cost Analysis and Viruses
Dr. Hope Jones

      • This presentation will provide the cannabis industry (including hemp) with information on tissue culture micropropagation by providing a summary that will show some of the essential concepts behind tissue culture. Virus and pathogen elimination and the importance of a good IPM regime.
      • The presentation will also provide informaiton on the economics of the micropropagation industry, design and implementation plans from the small growers to the large in need of understanding the true potential of tissue culture micropropagation, and how to implement and how to avoid costly mistakes.

3:50 PM - Discussion

4:00 PM - Adjourrnment


Adam Jaques

Adam Jacques
Grower's Guild Gardens

As co-founder of Grower's Guild Gardens and Sproutly, Adam is a grower and breeder located in Eugene, Oregon. He is most widely known for his work with CBD breeding and it's application in a medical setting. Adam has been involved in cannabis for over 20 years. He was selected as one of the most influential in the industry by Canna Business in 2016. He is a lead writer for GROW magazine. While his focus is on breeding cannabis strains with extremely unique properties he also ha a 40 acre cannabis farm, retail locations, and many other projects in the works.

Dr. Hope Jones

Dr. Hope Jones
Chief Scientific Officer
C4 Laboratories

Dr. Jones is Chief Scientific Officer for C4 Laboratories - a research, advanced analysis and characterization of cannabis medicine company, and Emergent Cannabis Sciences - a research, development and consultation company - whose mission is to drive scientific innovation within the cannabis industry. She received her BS in Plant Sciences and a PhD in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Plant Sciences from the University of Arizona. While completing her education, Dr. Jones honed her skills in controlled environment agriculture, plant & mammalian genetics, physiology, and molecular & cellular biology. She also gained a vast plant tissue culture knowledge and expertise, and developed novel micropropagation in vitro systems to rescue populations of endangered and difficult to propagate orchids. She is one of a very select few scientists in this country that have extensive experience in utilizing these techniques with cannabis specifically.

Dr. Nadia Sabeh

Dr. Allison Justice
Vice President - Cultivation

Dr. Justice graduated from Clemson University with a PhD in Plant and Environmental Science. During her time at Clemson, Justice taught greenhouse management to undergraduate students, where they focused on organic methods and production. Her dissertation involved investigating the effects of a beneficial mycorrhizal organism (Piriformospora indica), where she learned that organic, sustainable growing can be easy, cost effective, and produce aesthetically pleasing plants when done properly. Post-graduation Dr. Justice developed a system (patent pending) to mass rear beneficial nematodes for commercial use that led her to consulting on integrated pest management nationwide. Dr. Justice has extensive experience in greenhouse production having helped open and operate her family's greenhouse business, where they have been growing sustainably for over five years. As a recent transplant from the ornamental sector of horticulture, she understands the importance of growing a high quality plant organically and at a low cost. Through research, Dr. Justice is elevating the standards of cannabis cultivation both indoors and in green house settings.

Dr. Nadia Sabeh
Dr. Greenhouse Consulting

Dr. Nadia Sabeh is President and Founder of Dr. Greenhouse, an agricultural and mechanical engineering firm that specializes in the design of HVAC systems for indoor farms. Dr. Sabeh has 20 years of experience dedicated to creating climate management solutions for indoor farmers and helping them achieve high productivity and profitability goals. Every design and recommendation made by Dr. Sabeh and the Dr. Greenhouse team is rooted in the discoveries of scientific research and the latest advancements in HVAC technology. Dr. Sabeh authored the book Tomato Greenhouse Roadmap, contributed two chapters to the book Plant Factory, regularly speaks at conferences about climate control and HVAC design, and has been featured in and written articles for Urban Ag News, Greenhouse Management, Sungrower, Cannabis Business Times, and Marijuana Venture magazine, for which she also serves on the board of technical advisors.

David Friedman

David Friedman, is the President of VividGro, a leader in the AgTech space providing hardware and software to the indoor agriculture industry. VividGro is a division of Lighting Science Group Corporation, a leader in advanced-applications of LED technology. Friedman is also the founder of the Panther Funds which have invested over $5 Million in 20 cannabis companies.

Ivor Noble
Founder & CEO
Canna Air Care

Ivor Noble first started working in the anti-microbial world more than 20 years ago and has been instrumental in: laboratory experiments, product development, IP protection, strategic marketing and business development. Ivor has had a specific focus on mold in cannabis and has undergone several months of testing with an organic slow releasing gel that is extremely effective against molds and bacteria.

This Virtual event is Sponsored by Cannagrow Expo.
Use discount code "CIJ" and receive a $20 discount
off of your registration fee at the upcoming CannaGrow Expo.

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