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The Real Dirt with Chip Baker
34 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
Is Oklahoma to blame for the crashing cannabis industry? Ft. Jessica Baker
The entire cannabis industry is feeling the strain of a struggling economy, but is the Oklahoma cannabis market to blame for it all?
47 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Selective Genetics and Grow Room Designs [Front Row Ag Pt. 3]
Blue Dream, Green Crack, Gorilla Glue, Wedding Cake. All of these strains had their time in the spotlight before fading away as more strains gained popularity. And the strains that are popular now will face a similar fate soon enough. Such is the process of cannabis breeding and selective genetics. Dubbed “The Blue Dream Effect”, it is the process of a strain blowing up on the market to the point where everybody is growing it…until they aren’t. Maybe it is a new, better strain that uses the original as a parent, or an entirely different strain that doesn’t even compare. One way or another, a strain that sits at the top can’t sit there forever. In the final segment of The Real Dirt ft. Front Row Ag, Chip and his guests discuss selective breeding and grow design trends.
51 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Breaking Down Salt Nutrients with Front Row Ag (Pt. 2)
Part 2 of 3 of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker featuring Front Row Ag. Part 2 dives into the science behind Front Row Ag, irrigation and more.
40 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
The Real Dirt on Growing with Salts [Front Row Pt. 1]
Powder nutrients, liquid nutrients, salts….what’s the difference? Probably not as much as you might think.
39 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Indoor Grow Construction and Set Up (Freaux Pt. 2)
In Part 2 of his interview with Freaux of Jive Cannabis Co, Chip takes Freaux into the Mom House to talk construction and set up. From HVAC and Lighting to measurements and adjustments, Chip and Freaux get into the Real Dirt of building out an indoor grow facility.
67 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
The Real Dirt on Indoor vs Greenhouse Cannabis
It's quite possibly a debate as old as cannabis cultivation itself. Exaggeration aside, who really wins the indoor vs greenhouse debate?
31 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
The Revolution of Solventless Cannabis Extracts
Cannabis extracts have evolved. Solvent based extracts are slowly losing their top spot as solventless concentrates like Live Rosin begin to take over. But why is rosin so popular? Hear from Chris Williams who started Souly Solventless, a cannabis extract and edible producer in Colorado who only uses solventless rosin to make his products. In this episode he shares how it's made, why it's so much better than your average butane-based wax or shatter, how it is evolving into new and innovative products, the future of extraction and more. Heat up the rig or turn on your PuffCo and listen to another great episode of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker!
57 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
The Real Dirt on Controlling pH
There's a lot that goes into growing quality cannabis. It's easy to forget that pH is one of the most important factors! From the soil you use to the water and nutrients, everything you add to your plants can impact their pH. Overlooking this can have some nasty results, like spending valuable time searching for a nutrient deficiency when all you really need to do is adjust your pH. Get the real dirt on pH and its importance, from why it matters and how to monitor it to solving simple and complex issues that can be caused by your pH, all from longtime friend of the show and legendary cannabis expert, Uncle John Picirrilli from Cutting Edge Solutions. Roll it up, spark it up, sit back or get back into the grow with this episode of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker!
56 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
The Truth About Delta 8 THC
Move over Delta 9, there's a new THC in town! In this week's episode of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker, Chip talks with Matt Chandler from Sunshine Connect, a Full-Scale Hemp Product Development, Supply Chain Management & Production company. The two talk in depth about CBD, hemp and the rising popularity of Delta 8 THC. Find out why Chip calls Delta 8 "THC Lite" and if it's just a bunch of hype, plus the hemp industry trends to watch for in 2021 in this week's episode of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker!
60 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
The Real Science Behind Compost Tea
Compost tea is nothing new, but it is relatively new for cannabis cultivators. In the Season 5 premiere of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker, John Picirrilli dives into the real dirt behind compost tea. Learn the science of compost tea all the way down to the microbiological level and how John developed his proprietary blends so cannabis cultivators can grow better, how he started it out in Humboldt with local growers and spread across the country, and more, all in this episode of The Real Dirt Podcast!
48 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
How to Ruin Your Weed with a Paper Bag
People have some whacky ways for curing cannabis, but a paper bag ain’t the way to do it! When it comes to cannabis, there’s a lot that Chip Baker and Justin Jones can agree on. But when it comes to curing your cannabis in a brown paper bag, the two are at odds. To Chip, it’s a figment of the past that’s best left there, and age old drying technique before the days of plastic bags and bins. For Justin, it’s a quick and easy way to finish out the drying process that works for him. This week on The Real Dirt, Justin Jones returns to talk about why he likes the paper bag method, how the cannabis industry has evolved and matured in Oregon, how it compares to Colorado and Oklahoma and more! Roll up a nice hemp/cannabis blend and puff away while you enjoy another great episode of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker!
39 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
The Dirty Truth about Cannabis Marketing
Cannabis marketing is a problem that every business in the industry struggles with. Olivia Solero might have the solution.
31 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
The Science of Breeding Triploid Cannabis
From opening the first recreational dispensary in Colorado to becoming one of the leaders in hemp seed supply in the legal hemp industry, Justin Jones is truly an expert when it comes to the science behind hemp and cannabis cultivation. Justin has helped to breed some of the most well known cannabis and hemp strains available today and knows a thing or two about how the great strains we all enjoy got to where they are now. In this episode of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker, Justin and Chip get into the real dirt of cannabis science and how changing techniques are producing stronger, better cannabis and hemp strains and what that means for the future of the industry. Roll it up, spark it up and check out this episode of The Real Dirt Podcast!
39 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Revolutionizing Cannabis in Michigan
Joe Ori grew up thinking cannabis was just as bad as heroin like a lot of us, until he suffered multiple back injuries in high school that led to chronic pain that opioids weren't curing. He decided to try cannabis as medicine and completely changed how he viewed the plant. Now he is using his business experience to help solve the problems in Michigan's cannabis industry with his craft cannabis company Six Labs. In this episode of The Real Dirt, Joe joins Chip Baker to talk about how he got into cannabis, how Six Labs got started and the problems in Michigan and across the country that Joe thinks we need to fix before we can have a successful nationwide legal industry. Roll up your morning doobie and tune into this episode of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @therealdirtpodcast!
50 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Cancer, Cannabis and Cultivation
Say it with us...1...2...3...FUCK CANCER! In Part 2 of The Real Dirt Podcast featuring Jim Gerencser of Greener Consulting Group, Chip and Jim get into what brought Jim into the cannabis industry in the first place; his son Eric. Eric's fight with cancer led Jim to try cannabis as treatment, and after seeing the results knew what he had to do. Jim founded Early Recognition Is Critical (E.R.I.C.), a program that helps teach people the early signs and symptoms of potential cancers so they can be caught early and eradicated before it spreads. In this episode, Chip and Jim talk about Eric's journey and how cannabis helped, the two throw out an offer to cannabis businesses seeking some help, and Chip talks about the challenges and R&D that goes into cultivating cannabis in Oklahoma. Roll up some of that good stuff, grab those trimming scissors and head to the table with a new episode of The Real Dirt Podcast in your ears!
41 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
The Real Dirt on Cannabis Consultants [ PT. 1 ]
Got a grow problem? There’s a consultant for that! At least that’s what it seems like these days. As the cannabis industry grows and the consulting market becomes more saturated, it has become easier to pick out the fake consultants and find the real experts. But the problem still remains; most of these experts only excel in one area. Whether its pest management, cultivation techniques, extraction technology, banking or security, it’s extremely rare to find a consultant with experience in all of the above. That’s why Jim Gerencser came up with Greener Consulting Group, a cannabis consulting firm with a team of consultants with dedicated areas of expertise. Traditionally, a consultant operates alone in a contractor capacity. But Greener Group has evolved the cannabis consultant, and turned it into a team that can solve any problem in-house. In Part One of this two-part episode, Chip and Jim dive into the real dirt of cannabis consulting and how dirty the industry really gets. Plus, hear about which states are doing regulation right and which got it completely wrong, and what the future holds for medical and legal cannabis states in the aftermath of COVID and plenty of classic ganja talk between a couple stoners. Roll up another one, sit back or get back in the grow, and enjoy this episode of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker!
28 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
The Devastation of the California Forest Fires on Cannabis Farms
BREAKING NEWS EPISODE: In this Real Dirt Podcast episode, Chip talks with Jeff from Little Hill Cultivators who is fighting the California Forest Fires to protect his farm in Trinity county, California. Hear how farmers and those living in the Emerald Triangle are dealing with the fires, the lack of support from local government and what the future holds for Jeff and his farm. This episode as recorded September 27th, 2020. By September 29th, Jeff's farm would be all but destroyed by the fires. Please support Jeff and Little Hill Cultivators @little_hill_cultivators on Instagram.
42 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
The Evolution of Cannabis Cultivation Technology
Remember when your only grow schedule was in a tattered notebook? Who are we kidding, half of us still do it that way! But the truth is that cannabis cultivation technology has advanced exponentially just in the last 5 years. Controllers that can monitor and alert you when CO2 levels or temperature gets too high or low, irrigation feeding systems set on timers so you never have to worry about feeding on time, and more. But what about one application that can monitor all of it? That’s where Trym comes in. Trym is the brainchild of Matt Mayberry, a homegrower who began to notice a lack of software services designed specifically for aiding cannabis growers. He noticed that there were individual products for monitoring your team, environmental conditions, and regulatory compliance, but not one single product that could do it all. In this episode, Chip sits down with Matt to talk about the inception of Trym, the services that they offer for cannabis growers and cultivators, and the continuous evolution of cannabis cultivation technology!
28 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
The Real Dirt on Permaculture and Cannabis Tourism
Note: This episode was recorded before the forest fires in California began. Restorative agriculture is no joke. As cannabis cultivators, we are all stewards of the environment. Our actions can directly impact our local ecosystems, and as cannabis cultivation spreads across the nation, that impact can grow rapidly. Restorative agriculture, or permaculture, is the act of farming while trying to prevent as many environmentally harmful practices as possible. Water usage, nutrients, soil beds, and farm design are just some of the aspects that go into restorative cannabis cultivation, and Sol Spirit Farm is doing it all. Roll one up and dive into the dirty details of running an entirely organic and regenerative cannabis farm, while also managing one of the country's few cannabis tourism companies, all in this episode of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker! Subscribe on whatever platform you like to listen on to get every new episode as soon as it releases and get more grow tips and news at therealdirt.com.
56 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
The Real Dirt on Investing in Cannabis with Narbe Alexandrian
There's those with a passion for cannabis, and those with a passion for money. In Narbe Alexandrian's experience, both have been successful in the cannabis industry. But those with more passion for money rarely stay around as long as those with a passion for the plant. Narbe is the President and CEO of Canopy Rivers, a venture capital firm specializing in cannabis. From how Canada's market exploded and businesses scrambled to take advantage, to the step by step process of investing and growing a business portfolio simplified, Narbe and Chip talk about it all in this episode of The Real Dirt Podcast.
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