John Chandler

John Chandler

John Chandler farmed more than 300 acres of certified organic produce for many years before he became a professional cannabis producer in Colorado in 2012. He has a horticulture degree from Texas A&M University and is a certified crop adviser through the American Society of Agronomy. He currently advises professional cannabis cultivators across the country as the vice president of cultivation technology for Colorado-based Urban-Gro.

Recent posts by John Chandler

Learn how biocontrols work to beat the bad bugs that wreck cannabis crops

Learn more about combating cannabis plant pests with a low-toxicity solution: beneficial organisms such as predatory mites, parasitoid wasps, nematodes and more.

Irrigation systems: Why commercial cannabis growers should go with the flow

Here are five considerations for irrigation system setup every commercial cultivator needs to know. Set up marijuana growing zones that are easy to monitor.

Does my commercial cultivation qualify as organic? Can I be certified?

If you’re a commercial cannabis cultivator looking to achieve organic certification, it is possible, though not through traditional channels.

Commercial cannabis cultivation tips from an organic farmer with a horticulture degree

Our new cannabis cultivation columnist comes to the marijuana space with a background in large-scale organic farming, a horticulture degree from Texas A&M and experience farming over 300 acres of certified organic produce in the field and in the large hydroponic greenhouses.