Cannabis Farmers face new and complex challenges from all directions.
Now there’s one event that brings them all together to find the solutions.
Cannabis Farmers face new and complex challenges from all directions.
Now there’s one event that brings them all together to find the solutions.
Today’s cannabis farm environment is as complex as ever: Production costs continue to rise, with narrowing margins and flat growth. Master Growers are harder to come by and harder to keep. Outdoor growing seasons are less and less predictable. And there’s an influx of new cannabis agrotechnologies that have the indisputable power to drive your cannabis growth forward. How do you navigate the options? How do you adapt and keep pace? CANNAFARM CON is a breakthrough event assembling the entire specialty cannabis farming spectrum in one smart, connected space that’s focused on providing real solutions with proven success. Here, you’ll connect firsthand with cutting-edge industry leaders and forward thinkers offering tangible ideas and practical applications for all areas of cannabis agriculture—from pre-production to post-harvest. With two immersive days offering exclusive content and keynotes alongside vetted exhibits and interactive experiences, CANNAFARM CON has everything you need to lead your farm forward in one comprehensive, game-changing event.
Exhibit Space OPEN! – Registration OPEN!
Must be 21+ to enter the exhibit floor
August 1-2, 2019
Paradise Point Resort
San Diego, CA
Event begins at 9:00AM
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
San Diego, CA
The question that we wanted answered was: can CBD provide effective relief for a patient population with severe chronic pain issues? Our population includes a diverse age, socioeconomic, and level of severity in regards to chronic pain. Approximately 40% of the patients are on chronic opioid therapy. They are in various stages of their medications including stable, increasing or tapering down on their medications. We have had 10 months of data including CBD taken with various, neuropathic, skeletal muscle relaxant, NSAIDS, and opioids. We have data showing successful CBD use as a mechanism for weaning/tapering down on opioids or avoiding opioids altogether. We feel that with the baby boomer population aging and general interest in CBD increasing and the opioid crisis continuing, CBD should be looked at as a viable medicine for chronic pain syndromes.
This presentation will focus on the genetic testing tools that Medicinal Genomics has developed to enhance crop productivity, identify desirable traits, and detect harmful plant pathogens. Specifically focusing on testing for gender, various cannabinoid synthases, and different cannabis plant pathogens like fusarium, powdery mildew, and botrytis.
If you want more terpenes and cannabinoids or a greater entourage effect, start with the soil. If you want the highest quality cannabis treat the soil just like you were growing gourmet fruit and vegetables. This is not about adding excessive nutrients; rather it is about creating the right environment for roots and biology to interact with each other. And this environment is determined by the levels and ratios of available nutrients.
Eybna Technologies was founded in Israel at 2014 with the goal of understanding the non-cannabinoid components of cannabis that make up its medicinal profile. With the help of our academic partners, we were able to collect data on the medical cannabis usage of Israeli patients and analyze the strains that were highly adopted for specific medical conditions. After seeing common patterns in the terpene profile in cannabis strains that were used for the same treatment, we came to a conclusion that terpenes are much more than just the aromatic molecules in Cannabis.
My presentation deals with (a) the importance of soil or planting medium testing (b) what all those numbers mean (c) how to amend the growing medium and (d) what you can expect if you do it right. The goal of the grower should be to provide a "luxurious" amount of nutrients so that the plant can reach its "full genetic potential". Nutrition is part of the "three legged stool" that governs grower success. The other two legs being genetics and environment. I seek to connect with the audience, asking them questions to find out where they are and what they are most interested in or concerned about.
Learn about the fundamentals of LEDs and how this technology is optimizing plant development. We will discuss how growers across North America are increasing yields by employing grow strategies above and below the plant canopy and Understanding advantages and disadvantages associated with LED technology.
The cannabis industry is rife with marketing and branding jargon that might be chic, but these names don't really convey much information. Knowing the genotype of your plants, however, can ensure accurate representation of the cultivar to downstream purchasers, like manufactures and consumers. Whether you're looking to confirm a purchased harvest, cultivate a new hybrid, or enhance an existing variety, genetics can provide integral answers.
Seeing someone that looks like you can be creepy. Trust me, I know. Has a skin sample from a prior vaccination, like on the X-Files, been acquired to capture my DNA? Cannabis cloning, however, is what permits lots of product on dispensary shelves. It's said to be cost-effective, and relatively facile. The thing is, though, that cloning can weaken a cultivar over time. Thus, it's important to master several best practices for cloning propagation, as discussed in this panel.
Where would we be without agronomy? Our flora, whether a delightful poppy, hops, or cannabis, requires the necessities of life, just like we do. Water, nutrition, love, and music. Yes...the latter is a must. The agronomist understands these things, as they work towards not only cultivating healthy, happy plants, but also providing sanctuaries for the plants to survive and thrive. Through mastering a hybridized program of breeding, feeding, and weeding, along with maintaining soil quality and favorable climate conditions, the agronomist ensures the plant is cherished. And we all know what happens when that's not the case.
Learn the information you need to navigate issues relating to business registration, taxes, insurance, workers compensation, occupational health and safety, and labor protections. At this panel you can acquire free resources and consult with specialists and from the Secretary of State, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, State Compensation Insurance Fund, CAL/OSHA, and the Agricultural Labor Relations Board.
You know it and I know it. Water is scarce. You may not think that if you live in, say, Pennsylvania, or Washington, or Scotland, but there are increasingly dangerous situations in other places due to lack of water. With dwindling water supplies and the need to ration one's usage, in swoops the mammoth wings of cannabis legalization, and the increasing demands for its chemical trove across the globe. Luckily, we've had ample time to master sustainable techniques, like those discussed in this panel.
Sometimes, all it takes is a little something, a kind word, a proverbial shot in the arm, a nutritional chemical, to cause action. Soil can become depleted of precious nutrients integral to plant health. Perhaps the soil was lacking in them in the first place. There are lots of options available to cannabis farmers for appropriately amending their soil. And, like anything else, there are best and worst practices for doing so. This panel discusses the options for conditioning the soil, and facilitating plant health.
With growing concern over commercial pesticides killing wildlife not to mention their toxicity to us, many consumers are searching for 'organic' labels. Cannabis farmers, as well, often solicit techniques that harmonize with the larger picture of sustainable agriculture, where soil and crops remain healthy beyond annual cultivation cycles, and what is added to the earth does not taint it. This panel discusses the increasing importance of organic cannabis farming.
The lock and key analogy has been used for over a century to describe how molecules act as medicines with specific effects on the body. Understanding cannabinoids (keys) interacting with the endocannabinoid receptors (locks) provides a useful framework for conceptualizing how this unique class of molecules functions medicinally. This talk will focus on developing an understanding of the chemistry of cannabinoids, highlighting how small molecular differences between the cannabinoids changes their medicinal properties. After building this chemical foundation, the downstream biochemical and medicinal effects of the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 will be covered.
With increasing legality, DIY cannabis is increasing in popularity, which has people seeking cannabis propagation knowledge in higher volumes. A healthy plant is the precursor to all great inflorescence and extracts. Understanding the processes and conditions from seed or clone to a flowering plant contributes greatly to novel terpenoid profiles and potent chemovars; both of which are important objectives which will validate a successful grow to the DIY home cannabis gardener or one in a greenhouse setting.
Air contains large quantities of particles both organic (viruses, bacteria and mold) and inorganic (dust). The worst crop diseases are caused by mold. Mold spreads in the air. Hepa Filters are expensive. They can remove particles as small as 0.3 micron but they have to be extremely tight meshed to do so which requires fan pressure and causes a lot of pressure drop. Hepa filtration of particles as small as 0.3 micron requires frequent filter replacement that is troublesome and very costly in monitoring, labor and filter replacement. New, state of the art sub-micron water droplets and low pressure filtration grow room ventilation requires no filters and captures pathogens smaller than Hepa filters are capable of. The benefit is stress free growing experience with humidity control and little, if any crop loss to pesky mold and bacterial diseases. High quality product is the key to healthy, happy customers. Repeat customers, the key to successful business is assured by clean indoor air for cannabis growing, packaging and production.
Integrated Pest Management is the holistic approach to managing pests whereby a multifaceted strategy that leverages as many disadvantages against the pests and as many advantages to the cultivator as possible is achieved through various means like biocontrol agents, natural chemistries, ultraviolet lighting, and proper biosecurity workflow. Techniques have changed as an understanding of various disciplines allowed for different technologies to develop, and some of these are very novel and comprehensive, while others are standards that have been incrementally improved over time. Knowing these techniques can give cultivators an increased arsenal with which to make success against some of the most noxious pests easier and simpler. Some pests, like the recently discovered Cannabis Cryptic Virus and Hemp Phytoplasmas, are highly virulent pathogens of Hemp and both these and many others are threats to the burgeoning CBD industry.
Farming is not an easy task. There are lots of variables to consider. A cannabis farm is an ecosystem that is fueled by the collective synergy of multiple moving parts. There are decisions to be made about the day-to-day cultivation of the plants, as well as the management of the team caring for them. A farm can be a rewarding endeavor, but it requires the meticulous management of each facet of the business, from seed to staff to sale. This panel provides insight into the melding of labor, crop, and farm management.
Given the resurgent interest in cannabis as medicine, and in collecting medicinal molecules in concentrates and extracts, we're going to need a lot more trichomes. One day, you may have cyborgs who tend to your crops while you delegate, sip a [insert beverage; I chose a beer], and test the harvest. Until then, however, you'll just have to rely on the technological innovations that enable human cannabis farmers to more efficiently and sustainably cultivate and evaluate their crops. Time-travel to a distant land, where visionary advances permit cannabis farmers to automate and investigate. Attend this panel.
You look out at your harvest. It's a good one. Juicy, dank colas, and a dreamy fragrance melding floral and funk into one intoxicating vapor. And then, there's panic. Now that the kids are grown, they need to flee the nest and go work their magic. You now have to make decisions here regarding how you'll prepare your plants for their future. Sure, hanging them might be easy, but what environmental conditions will you use to limit the loss of delicate monoterpenes? How will you sever flower from stalk, hand-manicured, or machine-trimmed? How will you package and transport your crops for downstream clientele? Relax...relax. This panel has what you need.
Are you prepared for the next swath of cannabis legalization, perhaps when your state moves from medical to recreational, or when current federal law wanes? Multitudes of people are using cannabis medicinally, in some cases when nothing else has worked. Consumer demand for cost-effective cannabis products is booming, but ramping up production isn't always as easy as it may seem. It's not just about putting more plants in the ground. It is about the things you'll learn in this discussion.
All of us in the cannabis industry are outlaws of some sort. We've left the standard grind in search of something more exciting, more rewarding, monetarily and medicinally. Perhaps we've searched for environments that weren't so stuffy, where you can let your hair down a bit. And though we may all be violating federal rule, rarely will you hear industry professionals clamor for chaos. Rather, as humans swiftly return to an ancient remedy once more, complying with enacted regulations is prerequisite to even cultivating the idea to grow a plant. This panel discusses staying compliant in the ever-changing regulatory landscape.
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Events and Education: August 1-2nd, 2019
Times: Registration opens at 8 AM each day.
Keynote: Goes on at 9 AM each day.
Expo Hall Hours:
Thursday: 10 AM – 5 PM, Friday: 10 AM – 3 PM
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