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Classes, presentations, courses, individual instruction and consulting are available for each following topic. Each is customizable for your needs. Contact us to schedule one at your location or ours!

To arrange classes, presentations, courses, and consulting, contact the education department at education@CanResearch.net

Now Offering Classes & Courses ON-LINE!!!

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On-Demand Video CLASSES

If our Live classes don't fit your schedule, then participate in our classes with our On-Demand Library, which are recorded video of webinars, classes, and other educational content available for you to rent and watch as often as you like for seven days each.  Check out our current offerings of On-Demand Video Classes HERE

On-Demand Video COURSES

If our Live courses don't fit your schedule, then participate in our full courses with our On-Demand Video Courses, which are playlists of our On-Demand Video Classes, available to watch as often as you like for 90-days.  Check out our On-Demand Video Courses HERE

 

CAN! Education Class / Course Descriptions:

Cannabis Horticultural Science Course

Enrolling now for: 

Anytime with the On-Demand Video Course

Winter 2018 Term, begining Thursday February 8th in Eugene & ON-LINE

A series of ten 2-hour lectures providing overviews of core horticultural science topics as they relate to Cannabis sp. for medicine and adult-use.  Experienced growers learn the science behind their cultivation practices and improve upon their success.  Designed for all levels of scientific comprehension and suitable for those without a scientific background.  It’s an excellent foundational learning course in horticultural science, as well as an effective employee training and credential-building resource. .  Students may earn a certificate upon completion of the course and a passing grade on final exam.  MORE INFO.  Return here to read class descriptions below.

“I have attended other lengthy courses on the cultivation of cannabis, but they all taught the old ways of cultivation.  Todd’s expertise and teaching in this field are exceptional.  I was able to apply what I learned in this class and make changes that have improved my whole system of cultivation.  Excellent class, and I recommend it highly!”
           - Deb Garner, OMMP Grower, December, 2016

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NEW!!  Cannabis Horticulture for Retailers

Registration open now for:  Anytime with On-Demand Video Classes

Designed for budtenders, owners, and retail staff to enhance comprehension of the horticultural nature & origins of the flowers and products sold in licensed cannabis retail facilities.  An excellent staff training opportunity!  See below for 40% business discounts.  This two-hour presentation offers what retail professionals need to know about the following topics: Botanical Nomenclature, Production Environments, Phytochemistry, Soil & Growing Media, Plant Nutrition, Plant Pathology, Pest & Pathogen Management, Contaminants, Plant Propagation & Nursery Care, and more. Offered as a public class, private class, or staff training.  Instructor, Todd Dalotto has an HBS in Horticultural Science from OSU and has been researching, breeding, and teaching cannabis horticultural science in Western Oregon since 1999.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.  MORE INFO

NEW!  The Science of Soil and Planting Media

Discover the critical differences between true soil and various types of growing media.  Understand how their physical, chemical, and biological properties affect plant growth, pests, disease, ecology, costs, and overall plant health.  Learn where and how each type is most effectively used.
 

Cannabis Production Systems

Registration now open for:  Anytime with On-Demand Video Classes

Learn about the cultural practices, equipment, cost, environmental impact, and science behind indoor, greenhouse, hoophouse, and outdoor cannabis production systems. Also covered are introductions to the core horticultural science topics to be covered in more detail in the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course, such as plant nutrition, soil science, seed biology, Integrated Pest Management, and more.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Cannabis Seed Biology

Registration now open for:  Anytime with On-Demand Video Classes

Learn the science of seed development, fertilization, dormancy, germination, and viability.  Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Cannabis Plant Propagation

Registration now open for:  Thursday February 22, 2018 1-3pm PT in Eugene & ON-LINE

Learn the science and practice of propagating cannabis plants sexually (by seed) and asexually (cloning).  Includes instruction on propagation environments and reproduction biology.  Optional hands-on workshop.  Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Soil Science

Registration now open for:  Thursday, March 1, 2018 1-3pm PT in Eugene & ON-LINE

An overview of how the chemical, physical, and biological properties of soil contribute to healthy plant growth and a thriving dynamic microbiome.  Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Cannabis Plant Nutrition

Registering now for:  Thursday March 8, 2018 1-3pm PT in Eugene & ON-LINE

Learn the chemistry behind how nutrients move through the soil, and how they are taken-up and utilized by plants.  You’ll also learn how your plants may be deficient in nutrients that you apply in abundance.  Many popular myths about fertilizer application will be debunked.  Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science CourseEarn an E-Badge for attendance.

Cannabis Plant Pathology

Registering now for:  Thursday March 15, 2018 1-3pm PT in Eugene & ON-LINE

Learn the biology, identification, and mitigation of fungi, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes that parasitise cannabis.  An ounce of prevention grows a pound of cure!  Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Insect Pest Management

Registering now for:  Thursday, March 22, 2018 1-3pm PT in Eugene & ON-LINE

Learn the biology, prevention, monitoring, and mitigation of insect and arachnid pests of Cannabis.  An ounce of prevention grows a pound of cure!  Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Sustainable Agriculture

Registering now for:  Thursday, March 29, 2018 1-3pm PT in Eugene & ON-LINE

Learn about the goals & objectives of sustainable agriculture, the environmental impacts of different production practices, and how cannabis farmers can implement sustainable practices & technology to reduce greenhouse gasses, conserve energy, minimize pollution, protect worker rights, and leave plenty of resources for our grandchildren.  Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Cannabis Breeding & Genetics

Registering now for:  Thursday April 5, 2018 1-3pm PT in Eugene & ON-LINE

Learn the history, science, and strategies of cannabis plant breeding as well as the science of genetic heredity and intellectual property protections.  Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Cannabis Plant Architecture & Pruning

Registering now for:  Thursday April 12, 2018 1-3pm PT in Eugene & ON-LINE

Learn about the anatomy & morphology of cannabis plants and the science behind how pruning & training techniques like super-cropping, trellising, mainlining, and low-stress training improves yield, yield-efficiency, pest/disease resistance, aesthetics, and overall health of cannabis crops.  Experience this class or presentation by itself, or as part of the Cannabis Horticultural Science Course.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

The Botany & Horticulture of Cannabis

A biological and horticultural study of the genus Cannabis spp..  Includes: plant origin, taxonomy, morphology, physiology, evolution, ethnobotany, cultural practices, nutritional requirements, growing environments, and more.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Cannabis Production for Regulated Markets

As regulation of cannabis industries become more widespread, the size & sophistication of production facilities grows as well.  Learn the state of the art of commercial cannabis production equipment, facilities, regulations, and operating procedures.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Hoophouse Design & Construction

Learn how to design & construct the structure and cultural environment of this outdoor-greenhouse hybrid.  Todd Dalotto's original style of Hoophouse Production minimizes the costs of energy, equipment, real estate, and pest control by utilizing the sun, soil, wind, and natural beneficial microbes & insects while acheiving high yields and connoisseur-quality flowers.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Hoophouse Production - Year at a Glance

Learn about exactly what to expect with the planning, design, and month-by-month operation of your hoophouse crop.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Cannabis Plant Growth & Development

Learn the science of growth processes, environmental factors on plant growth, life cycles, nature of development, photoperiodism, managing initiation requirements, yield component analysis, and monitoring the course of growth & development.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Regulation of Cannabis Microbial Contaminants

Learn how microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria, etc.) found in cannabis products are detected and regulated.  Includes the science of lab testing microbial contaminants, pathology, and how Oregon and other states & countries regulate microbial contamination.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Cannabis Horticultural Research & Breeding

Learn about the limits and opportunities to conduct horticultural research & breeding with Cannabis.  Includes regulations on cannabis research, research objectives, breeding strategies, and cannabis traits of interest.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Drip Irrigation for Cannabis Production

Drip irrigation is the most effective irrigation method for outdoor, hoophouse, and soil-less organic media in terms of water efficiency and plant utilization of water and nutrients.  Covers the science of water movement through the soil as well as the design, parts, installation & maintenance of a drip irrigation system.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Overview of the Technology of Plant Breeding and Hydridization of Cannabis Cultivars

Describing the genus Cannabis in the context of applying intellectual property to Cannabis cultivars.  Includes plant origin & evolution, taxonomy,  phytochemistry, breeding strategies, and propagation.Previously presented in a CLE Law Seminar.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Applying the Horticultural Science of Cannabis in Expert Witness Testimony

I share my 10+ years experience testifying as an expert witness on the horticultural science of cannabis in State & Federal Courts in criminal, civil, and appeals cases.  Includesdiscussion about the top reasons I'm called and cannabis evidence that's commonly mis-collected, mis-handled, and mis-interpreted.  Previously presented in the CLE Law Seminar, "Cannabis and Intellectual Property."  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

 

"Todd's class provided a wealth of knowledge around all aspects of cultivation with a valuable focus on local cultivars suited for the PacNW climate. The success of our outdoor season was largely attributed to the information gained in his class"
          - George Wolters, Owner Lux Analytics, August, 2016

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Dispensary Staff Training

Staff training on the regulations and best practices is critically imporant for responsible management of dispensary operations.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Intro to OMMA

An overview of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.  Adaptable for patients, health professionals and businesses.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Advanced OMMA

Various important and timely topics of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, including: Legislative Update, OMMP Administrative Update, Patient-Caregiver-Grower Relationships, Cannabis Science, Know Your Rights and more.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Legislative History of OMMA

Learn the history of how the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act was born and its evolution to the law it is today.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Medicinal Cannabis for Seniors

An overview of the topics most relevant to seniors who may benefit from the use of medical marijuana.  Includes, medical use, legal coverage, how to register with the OMMP, how to grow, buy and share cannabis, assistance of caregivers& growers,  protections for health professionals, quality assurance, and smokeless delivery methods.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Smokeless Delivery Methods

Learn about vaporizers, edibles, extracts, and other smokeless cannabis delivery methods.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Cooking with Cannabis

Compliment the nutritional properties of hempseed with the medicinal properties of marijuana.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Cannabis Hempseed: For Personal and Planetary Health

Explore the nutritional properties of hempseed and how hempseed agriculture and industry can contribute to global sustainability.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

Hempseed Nutrition

An exploration into the nutritional value and health benefits of hempseed.  Earn an E-Badge for attendance.

To arrange classes, presentations, courses, and consulting, contact the education department at education@CanResearch.net

 

“Todd is very personable with a wealth of knowledge in the cannabis industry.”
           - Jeremy Blomquist, Grower, December, 2016

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E-Credentials

Electronic Credentials (E-Badges) are offered for all classes and courses.  E-badges are used in an achievement recognition and tracking system that uses Open Badges for competency recognition, professional development, and connected learning.  More information about e-badges.  E-Badges are earned for attendance, passing grade on final exam, and/or other criteria, so check course descriptions for details.