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Cannatank 420 this week!

The event runs from March 30-31, 2018, in Spokane, WA. Catch Alison's talk on Friday morning from 10-10:45am and on Saturday from 1-1:45pm!

 

Dialing the Biological  Clock:

Tuning and Timing of Biological Control Programs for Cannabis
In this presentation Alison will highlight program BMP's for scouting, monitoring, preventing and controlling our most pervasive pests in Cannabis: hemp russet mites, broad mites, spider mites, thrips and now also the cannabis aphid. From basics to fine tuning, we'll dissect the challenges in biological programs. We'll discuss how best to nail the timing of your applications of both microbial products as well as predators, parasitic wasps and beneficial nematodes. Click here for more info on Alison's sessions.

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Grow Pro with Alison Kutz

 

Cultivation and Processing Knowledge

 

Integrated Pest Management with Alison Kutz: March 28, 2018 6-8pm

 

1901 S. Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA

 

 

From the Grow Pro website: The Grow Pro event series was designed to help you reach your maximum potential. We are proud to bring thought leaders and specialists to speak with our attendees about their craft. We are very excited to feature Alison Kutz of Sound Horticulture to speak about integrated pest management. Come meet Alison and listen to her share her wealth of knowledge that she has gained in the nearly forty years she has been in business.

 

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Resources from Cultivating Commercial Cannabis workshop

Thanks to all who attended our event Cultivating Commercial Cannabis Sustainably! For your convenience, we have provided links to several of the slideshow presentations from the day. As always, don't hesitate to contact us with questions, comments or orders!

Worker Protection Standards by Neil Lanning

Biocontrols in Cannabis: the West Side Story by Alison Kutz

Preventing Disease Sustainably by Sarah Brackman

Crop Waste Options by Andrew Corbin

Pesticide and Fertlizer Use on Marijuana in Washington by Erik Johansen

Selecting the Right Sprayer

 

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Cultivating Commercial Cannabis event

Cultivating Commercial Cannabis event

We are hosting an educational event for Washington cannabis growers in order to provide up-to-date information about an array of grower-specific topics. We are raising the bar in providing Washington state pesticide handler recertification credits and 5 credits are available for full day attendance.  High caliber, practical presentations as well as a catered lunch is provided. Only 40 seats available. Please join us! Reserve your tickets here while they last. (click here for more details.)

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Croptoberfest 2017

Get ready for the 4th Annual Croptoberfest! An education focused one day event in Zillah WA, with many experts and representatives from the regulatory arms, which is really important. Indeed, there is a great after event party also!

 

Sound Horticulture will have a booth, and Alison will be on two panel discussions: Pest Management and Organic Standards.

 

Click here to buy tickets!

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Come see us at Farwest!

We're getting pumped up for the Farwest Show in Portland next week... let's go from the madness of the eclipse to the trade show floor! Come see us in booth 17027! Drop us a note if you want a free pass to get into the show, which is next week, August 23-25th. We'll have some great new 'scopes to share and lots of beneficial insects. Enter our raffle for a free Proscope Mini!

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Pest Control Workshop for Cannabis Farmers

The Cannabis Farmers Council is hosting a panel discussion on The Management of Russet Mites and Other Pests on May 18, 2017 in Spokane, WA. This presentation will have an emphasis on Broad & Russet mite control. These pests have emerged as two of the most problematic pests for cannabis farmers with bad outbreaks occurring around the state. Speakers include our own Alison Kutz, as well as Scott Nielson and Casey Connell.

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Russet & Broad Mite Workshop

We are excited to be part of the first of many educational workshops presented by the Washington Sungrowers Industry Association, bringing valuable information directly to Washington’s producers and processors through workshops led by industry experts.

This first workshop is Russets, Broads and Bioscience: The Biology of the Battle, sponsored by Sound Horticulture and Phylos Bioscience. The workshop will focus on strategies for correctly identifying and controlling Russet and Broad Mites and how genetic testing can help be more efficient and identify pest resistance. Russet mites pose the biggest threat to crops and not much is known about how to control this invader. Come and learn from the professionals on the front lines. Get an update from Jeremy Moberg on LCB rulemaking and the new traceability system coming. 

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Sowing Seeds for Diversity!

Sowing Seeds for Diversity!

This is your reminder buzzer  to get some wild Sweet Allysum seeds going for you plantings this spring. Whether you are in a greenhouse or larger landscape, remember that these sweet smelling plants will seriously attract beneficial insects like Syrphid flies to your garden, whose voracious young larvae will devastate your aphids!

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Website Upgrade allows Bugs Online!

Website Upgrade allows Bugs Online!

This has been a long time in the waiting but... if you prefer online shopping, we are now ready for you to give it a whirl. We still want to hear from you if you have any questions, and to support you in any way. Our team of experienced technical biocontrol experts is expanding cautiously as we dip our toes gingerly into the online realm (!) The most important consideration for us is never letting the quality of what we do, or what live creatures we ship to you slip! Your comments and suggestions are welcome!

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