Hemp: Genetic Selection; Insect Pressure on Production
Speaker: Dr. Allison Justice, Co-owner at The Hemp Mine

Hemp: Genetic Selection Based on Photoperiod & Geographical Location

Friday, August 6  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM .... CEU: TNLA 1

In this session, Dr. Allison Justice will explore the importance of genetic selection for farmer success. Hemp is a short day plant and this metric is not often discussed when deciding which varieties to plant. Photoperiod, geographical location and plant performance will be discussed.

Session: Hemp -- Insect Pressure on Outdoor Hemp Production

Friday, August 6  9:50 AM - 10:50 AM .... CEU: TNLA 1

Exclusion of insects from an outdoor farm is impossible and limited pesticide permissions makes pest control difficult. With the right IPM plan a farmer can be successful. In this session, Dr. Allison Justice will cover the pests that affect hemp farmers and discuss tips for success.

Allison Justice

Co-owner at The Hemp Mine 

Allison Justice graduated from Clemson University with a Ph.D. in Plant and Environmental Science.  Dr. Justice served as VP of Cultivation for OutCo LLC., a vertically integrated cannabis producer in San Diego, CA, for three years.  During this time, Justice led the cannabis industry in photobiology research where she dispelled the myths around growing with sole-source LEDs when being compared to legacy technology. This research led to expanding OutCo’s total canopy area by over 2x while reducing energy costs by 60%. 

Today Dr. Justice owns a large scale hemp CBD extraction facility, SC Botanicals, in her home state of South Carolina. Dr. Justice also is co-owner at The Hemp Mine, a 40-acre hemp farm which manufactures consumer ready products. The Hemp Mine currently produces a wide array of different products ranging from smoke-able flower to tinctures of different concentrations for both humans and animals. These consumer products are sold in over 1,500 retail stores in the SE USA. 

Additionally Dr. Justice has been an integral part of the California Industrial Hemp Advisory Board and SC Farm Bureau helping to advise policy and regulation.  Through research and education, Dr. Justice is elevating the standards of cannabis and hemp cultivation in all significant production systems, indoor, greenhouse and field production with an in-depth understanding of efficient extraction practices.

EDUCATION SPONSOR: Landmark Nurseries, Inc.  
Landmark Nurseries is dedicated to continually supplying top quality plant material while maintaining superior customer service. These goals and focus allow Landmark to continue to provide a strong foundation for their continued growth and support of the green industry. In addition to its wholesale locations, Landmark operates four growing facilities located throughout Texas in Edgewood, Grand Saline, Kirbyville, and Round Rock. From annuals, perennials, shrubs, ground cover, to trees, each operation specializes in different aspects of Landmark’s goal to service the green industry as a whole. The farms encompass over 900 acres allowing Landmark to grow quality products while being able to maintain fair pricing.

HISTORY -- Landmark Nurseries, Inc. was founded over 20 years ago by Jim Prewitt. Jim began his landscape career doing jobs for friends and neighbors and soon after opened his first wholesale nursery in Garland, Texas. In 1992, Landmark moved from Garland to Coppell, Texas to set up new corporate headquarters and begin a long term goal of expanding facilities to service landscapers across the state. Since then, four other wholesale distribution locations have been added to major markets in Texas.

Address:     1510 Royston Ln, Round Rock, TX 78664
Email:    jprewitt@landmarknurseries.com    
Contact:   Jim Prewitt
Phone:    (512) 251-9238   FAX:  (512) 251-7117


Welcome to the Mine: Premium Hemp is our family's passion.
We know our hemp--from start to finish, seed to consumer. And that kind of care is what makes our products premium. We start with quality high CBD hemp genetics. These are grown naturally without pesticides on our family land where crops have been farmed for 3 generations. We carefully harvest our plants and hang them to air dry in optimal conditions ensuring terpenes and cannabinoids are well preserved. Then we extract full spectrum hemp oil at our state of the art, super critical CO2 extraction facility. This extraction method preserves all of the compounds from the whole plant that contribute to the "entourage effect"--terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids. This is what we call FULL SPECTRUM. From there oil is ISO lab tested, formulated into product, and ISO lab tested again before being placed in the marketplace. We are a family of farmers, horticulturists, PhD scientists, designers, and creators. We have the experience and passion to create the products you can trust to start living your best life today.

Address:   PO Box 327 Fair Play, SC 29643
Email:  info@thehempmine.com     Contact:  
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