Yousoon Baek, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University. Yousoon’s expertise focuses primarily around hemp production and processing. With a comprehensive background in plant sciences encompassing physiology, genetics, and molecular biology, her particular interest lies in plant reproduction. She actively collaborates with faculties at Cornell University to develop courses, integrating their pioneering research in hemp sciences to enhance the course content and provide students with the latest advancement in the field.
Hemp harvesting is an important step in the hemp production process. In order to achieve your agricultural goals, it is crucial to determine the best time to harvest the hemp for the desired product.
In this course, you will explore a variety of harvesting factors such as the maturity of the plant and how the desired use of the product can influence the ideal harvesting time. You will also identify the proper equipment that should be used to ensure a successful harvest; this could include items such as pruning shears or a combine, depending on the scale of the operation. After the hemp has been harvested, you will explore why it is important to store the product under optimized conditions to preserve its quality and maximize its shelf life before processing.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Hemp Biology
- Hemp Propagation
- Indoor Hemp Cultivation
- Outdoor Hemp Cultivation
- Managing Insects, Weeds, and Diseases
Key Course Takeaways
- Determine the best time to harvest hemp for your desired hemp product
- Identify the equipment needed to harvest your desired hemp product
- Determine the optimized storage conditions for each hemp product before processing
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Horticulturists and agronomists
- Plant, seed, and greenhouse technicians
- Seed purveyors
- Plant breeders and breeding companies
- CBD product developers
- Agriculture regulators
- Entrepreneurs and business developers
- Supply chain managers
- IP lawyers