2022 Cannabis Cultivation Virtual Conference
Sponsored by Hardy Diagnostics
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Moving Forward in Craft Cannabis
- Ted Harris, Founder & Executive Managing Director, Sweet Leaf Capital
This presentation delves into the craft cannabis market, genetics, going beyond potency, looking into cannabinoids and terpenes, quality vs. yield and much more.
Beyond Terpenes: What Else Is There and Why Should You Care?
- Dr. Aldwin Anterola, Chief Science Officer, Veda Scientific
- Leo Welder, CEO of Veda Scientific
Using GCxGC MS technology, we found that on average 40% of terpene content was not accounted for by the 40 standard terpenes used in cannabis testing labs. We have also detected other volatile compounds including alcohols, aldehydes, alkanes, aromatic and other hydrocarbons, esters, fatty acids, ketones and thiols. We will discuss the implications of this more comprehensive “volatilome” data including its significance in characterizing cannabis, distinguishing strains from each other, breeding for desired traits, improving quality and consistency of cannabis products, and even selecting better and safer processes and packaging
- Jessa Youngblood, Food and Beverage Market Coordinator, Hardy Diagnostics
Applying Integrated Pest Management to Cannabis Cultivation
- Dan Banks, CCA, Co-Founder, Precision Crop Consulting, LLC
Attendees can expect to learn about: an introduction to IPM and how this approach to pest management applies to cannabis production, the components of an effective IPM program (Pest monitoring and identification, Structural & Environmental controls, Cultural practices, Resistant varieties, Biological controls, Compliant pesticide use) and actionable tips and suggestions relating to each component of a Cannabis IPM program.
Characterizing Nuisance Biofilms with NGS to Adopt Better Water Treatment Program
- Taylor Robinson, Director of Analytical Services/R&D, Silver Bullet Corp.
Attendees can expect to learn about what biofilms are, how and why do they form, what is NGS and how can it be used in the context of biofilm analysis, and how can we use modern analytical techniques to implement more efficient treatment strategies.
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