Vermont Technical College
Randolph Center, VT 9AM- 4PM
This training series will introduce participants to common techniques for the production of hemp, and CBD, as well as a basic understanding of the chemistry and current regulations as they relate to Cannabis cultivation. Hands on activities and fieldtrips will build on didactic lectures.
This comprehensive training is a 3 part series that will include: 1.) Chemistry of CBD production, 2.) Laws pertaining to CBD production, 3.) Cultivation methods for CBD and other greenhouse cash crops, 4.) Hydroponics use for greenhouse cash crops.
Part 1- September 12th-14th, 2019: Lecture: History, State and Fed Regulation, Physiology, Uses and Products, Propagation Techniques.
One Day Site Visit: Hemp/CBD Production
Part 2- October 3rd-5th, 2019: Lecture: Field cultivation: soils, fertility, planting, harvest, pest and disease ID, Greenhouse and indoor: media, crop timing, lighting, fertigation, and pruning.
One Day site visit: Medical Cannabis Dispensary
Part 3- October 17th-19th, 2019—Hydroponic Cultivation. Lecture: Chemistry, Equipment, Climate protected agriculture, Pest controls, planning, Financials of hydroponics, and future of hydroponics.
One Day Visit: Green Mountain Hydroponics Greenhouse