Cannabis Breeding: The Art and Science of Crafting Distinctive Cultivars Book

Cannabis Breeding: The Art and Science of Crafting Distinctive Cultivars seeks to demystify the breeding process, enhance understanding of cannabis genetics, and bridge this critical information gap. This ground-breaking resource combines science, traditional methodologies, cutting-edge practices, and the culture that has defined the landscape of cannabis genetics so that hobby growers and commercial producers can breed distinctive cultivars that meet market preferences and needs and celebrate the diversity of this versatile plant. This easy-to-read textbook provides both hobby breeders and commercial operators with everything they need to know to start or scale a breeding operation, including:

  • Cannabis history and the evolution of cannabis genetics
  • Biology and basic concepts of DNA and plant breeding
  • How to breed for specific desirable traits
  • A thorough review of propagation methods
  • Detailed step-by-step instructions for breeding new cultivars from start to finish
  • How to design environments for breeding for small-scale home gardeners and operators looking to scale
  • All the most critical information about cannabis cultivars as intellectual property