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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!

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.

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

CAN! Education Topics:

CANNABIS HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE COURSE

ENROLLING NOW for the Winter 2017 Term, which begins Thursday, February 9th!! 

The Cannabis Horticultural Science Course provides overviews of core horticultural science topics as they relate to the production of Cannabis sp. for medicine and adult-use.  Experienced growers may learn the science behind their cultivation practices and improve upon their success.  Beginners can learn the scientific foundation to cannabis horticulture.  Job-seekers can add highly-valuable educational experience to their resume.  Businesses can utilize this course as part of their employee training and education program.  Students may earn a certificate upon completion of the course and a passing grade on final exam.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

“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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HORTICULTURE & BOTANY

  • NEW!!  Cannabis Horticulture for Retailers

Enhance your credibility and employability as a worker or owner of a cannabis retail establishment by learning the basic science behind the cultivation, botany, breeding, and phytochemistry of the cannabis flowers and products sold at licensed retail facilities.  Topics include: Botanical Nomenclature, Production Environments, Production Disciplines, Soil & Growing Media Science, Plant Nutrition, Plant Pathology, Pest & Pathogen Management, Contaminants, Seed Biology, Plant Propagation & Nursery Care, and more.  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.

  • 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.

  • Comparison of Production Systems

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

Improve your production, storage, assessment, and germination of cannabis seeds by learning 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

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

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

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

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.

  • 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.

  • Insect Pest Management

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.

  • Cannabis Breeding & Genetics

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

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.

  • 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.

  • 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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CANNABIS INDUSTRY

  • 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.

OREGON MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM

  • 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.

DELIVERY METHODS

  • 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.

HEMPSEED FOODS

  • 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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