Nov 22, 2019
Is Hemp on Your Horizon? By Tim Hodson

Next month, GPN’s sister website, Hemp Production News will offer a free webinar on production considerations for industrial hemp for greenhouse growers, propagators and farmers.

The webinar will take place Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. EST.

Allison Justice, co-founder of SC Botanicals, will provide a broad overview of what is involved in growing hemp and the differences and similarities between industrial hemp and other commonly produced crops.

Topics covered will be:

  • potential profits
  • types of industrial hemp
  • yields
  • extraction techniques
  • plant pathogens and disease
  • genetics
  • sales routes

Justice, an alumnus of GPN’s 40 Under 40, graduated from Clemson University with a Ph.D. in Plant and Environmental Science.

Through research and education, Justice is elevating the standards of cannabis and hemp cultivation both indoors/greenhouse and in the field. Justice’s dissertation involved investigating the effects of a beneficial mycorrhizal type organism, where she learned that organic, sustainable growing can be easy, cost-effective, and produce aesthetically pleasing plants when done properly.

Justice has been a member of the California Industrial Hemp Advisory Board helping to advise policy and regulation for the California Industrial Hemp Program for two years.

To register for the webinar, visit

Seeking Nominees for the Class of 2020

We are now accepting nominations for GPN’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2020. If you know a young professional who is really making a difference in our industry, then we want to know more about that person.

Anyone in the horticulture industry under the age of 40 is eligible to be nominated.

The deadline for nominations is Jan. 21, 2020.

Please visit to fill out the nomination form.

— Tim


Tim Hodson

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