I’m Dr. Bruce Bugbee, professor of Crop Physiology at Utah State University. AMA about cannabis cultivation!
Hi Reddit. I’m Dr. Bruce Bugbee, professor of Crop Physiology at Utah State University and President of Apogee Instruments. My research group at USU is one of only a few university research laboratories that are studying optimal practices for medical cannabis cultivation. On August 24, 2021 from 9-11am MDT I will be here to answer your questions about cannabis cultivation based on the research we’ve been doing over the last few years. Please post and vote on questions in advance and I’ll try to answer as many as I can.
I’m also here to announce a unique online certificate course that my colleagues and I have developed through Utah State University called The Science and Technology of Medical Cannabis Cultivation. The course is open to the public. Tuition is similar to a two-credit class with all proceeds funding more research. More information on this can be found here.
You can learn more about me here.
I’m new to Reddit, so during this AMA session, Chris Madsen, the marketing director at Apogee Instruments will be helping me navigate the platform, but all answers are coming from me.
Thanks to the guys at r/Budscience for setting this up. We highly recommend checking out that sub and Bruce may pop over there after the session sometime to answer more questions. -Chris
Ok guys, Bruce has left the building! This is Chris at Apogee Instruments, but for the record, Bruce was doing all the typing during the session. That was an incredible experience to sit here watching him answer complex question after question off the top of his head. You guys should look closer at Bruce's Curriculum Vitae to really appreciate the lifetime of knowledge he brings to the table. https://www.apogeeinstruments.com/our-founder-dr-bruce-bugbee/
It's exciting to think of the advances that will come in Cannabis research with Dr. Bugbee and other researchers now on the case. I'll keep an eye on this thread and try to get Bruce to answer some of the unanswered questions later as he gets time. He is a very busy guy, pulling double-duty as a full-time professor at Utah State University and President and Founder of Apogee Instruments. We don't get him here at Apogee much because his passion is the research at his USU lab.
That said, each of the products at Apogee Instruments were inspired by some aspect of his research over the years and have to meet his quality standard. Most of you probably know our PAR meters, but I invite you to check out some of our other products we make that might help with your grows like our temp sensors, soil O2 sensors, our chlorophyll meter and more. We are also just about to release a couple new products, a DLI meter and all-in-one Greenhouse monitor that will be game-changers... but enough of the shameless plugs. Check out www.apogeeinstruments.com
Thanks again for all the great questions. Some of my tech support staff and Bruce's grad students might hang around for a while and answer what we can. If you want to meet Bruce personally, he should be at our Apogee Instruments booth quite a bit at MJBizCon in Las Vegas in October.
And one last plug for the class Bruce is currently producing at Utah State University. It is a paid class that is open to anyone for enrollment, but the amount of high-level content they are producing is HUGE! If you are serious about your grows you should definitely check it out at cannabis.usu.edu.
Thanks again for a great session and best of luck to everyone!