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.
The management of insects, weeds, and diseases is critical to the success of hemp production. There are several strategies and tactics that can be used to minimize the impacts of these potential threats.
In this course, you will begin by reviewing the importance of weed management and how to easily identify different types of problematic weeds to determine which strategies would be best to implement. You will also explore various integrated weed management strategies, including methods for the successful management of cultural, biological, and physical threats. You will then delve into the world of pest management, from understanding the potential effects of pest infestation on your hemp plants to available resources to help identify these pests as well as proper management techniques. Additionally, you will explore hemp plant diseases and how to identify common pathogens present in your growing area.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify effective management strategies for combating problematic weeds, insects/pests, and diseases to ensure successful hemp cultivation.
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
Key Course Takeaways
- Identify problematic weeds and minimize the risk to your hemp crop by using proactive strategies
- Identify problematic insects and minimize the risk to your hemp crop by using proactive strategies
- Identify diseases and minimize the risk of the disease to your hemp crop by using proactive strategies and treatments
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