Jan 13, 2022
Institute of Cannabis Research Launches Cultivation Webinar Series

As part of a new partnership with the Medical Cannabis Research Lab at the Volcani Center in Israel, the Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) is launching a monthly ICR Cannabis Cultivation Webinar series. The series launches Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. MT, with co-host Dr. Nirit Bernstein. She is a senior researcher and head of the Medical Cannabis Research Lab at the Volcani Center, and new co-chair of the ICR Hemp Farmers Association (IHFA).

Dr. Nirit Bernstein
Nirit Bernstein

The webinar series aims to provide recent updates on cannabis farming technology, cultivation challenges, and entrepreneurship, as well as a networking opportunity. Renowned cannabis scientists and cultivation/industrial experts will bring insights impacting cultivation strategies. A link to the Feb. 16 webinar will be provided via the ICR webpage.

Dr. Nirit Bernstein is a leader in medical cannabis research and irrigation with recycled water in Israel. She is a principal research scientist at the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel. She has a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from the University of California, Davis, and a B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Her research focuses on the production and physiology of medicinal cannabis by manipulation of environmental treatments; optimization of agrotechniques for environmentally stressed plants; mineral nutrition of plants; and plant stress physiology.

Bernstein has published over 60 academic publications, 10 book chapters, and inviter reviews, and is a member of the editorial board of five international scientific Journals. She also serves as the chief editor of scientific manuscripts in Hebrew for the Ministry of Agriculture in Israel. She was a project leader of 60 national and international research projects, and she teaches two graduate-level courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Bernstein has been attracting a lot of attention in Israel because she was the first agricultural researcher to be licensed to study medical cannabis in Israel.

A final seminar schedule will be published soon. If you have any questions about these webinars, please contact Dr. Sanghyuck Park at [email protected]




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