Greg Baute, senior director of breeding and genetics at Aurora Cannabis, will be the guest speaker at the next Comox Valley Horticultural Society (CVHS) meeting.
Baute will discuss “Cannabis breeding catch-up, bringing modern breeding tools to the study of cannabis.”
Ever wondered what the purpose of that large greenhouse is, that glows in the night sky, near the Comox Valley Airport? Well, it is the home of Aurora Coast, which is a one-of-a-kind, dedicated breeding facility for cannabis science. Be one of the first to meet Baute by joining the Comox Valley Horticultural Society’s next meeting, via Zoom, on Monday, March 15 at 7 p.m.
Because cannabis has only been legal to grow on a large scale since October of 2018, the plant has not had the decades of breeding and biological research that other crops have had. Baute will enlighten participants on his role in the development of cannabis cultivars with the goals of improving crop yields, gaining resistance to disease and pests, and more.
Advanced registration is required for both members and non-members to attend this discussion. Current members will receive a separate Zoom invitation. Registration for non-members ($5.50) is simple – visit www.comoxvalleyhortsociety.ca by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 12, as it requires a couple of days to process. Annual memberships to CVHS can be purchased at the same website ($20 single or $30 family).
Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for Monday, April 19 at 7 p.m., when CVHS will host Linda Gilkeson, West Coast Gardening, who will chat about resilient gardens in a changing climate.