Cannabis Production: Current Research and Knowledge Gaps
by Dr. Youbin Zheng, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph
LOCATION: Room 202, Crop Sci
DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Cannabis has been cultivated for thousands of years, but limited research on cultivation practices has been conducted due to legal restrictions. Recent developments have enabled larger scale production for medicinal applications and there is a need to optimize growth parameters such as lighting, substrates, irrigation, and fertilization. This seminar will provide some background on the industry, identify knowledge gaps that exist, discuss recent research in this area, and propose future research needs.
Dr. Youbin Zheng is a faculty member of the School of Environmental Science, University of Guelph. He has been studying on how to produce high-value plants (e.g., medicinal, nutraceutical, edible and ornamental plants) under controlled environments for more than 20 years. He started interacting with cannabis growers about 10 years ago and has been conducting research on indoor medical cannabis production over the past few years. His group recently published North American’s first two scientific papers on how to produce cannabis under controlled environments.
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