COLUMNIST

Dr. Brian Corr Columnist, Consultant—Sycamore Hort Consulting

Brian started dragging hoses and hauling plants around in greenhouses in April 1973. Eventually, he determined that since his last name was not the same as the owner, going off to college might be a good career move. He earned three degrees in horticulture, was on the faculty at the University of Tennessee, then moved on to industry. He says his career has been more fun than should be allowed, doing everything from hanging off cliffs in Brazil looking for new plants to technical advising to seed sales to developing new products. For the last several years, among many other things, he has been advising the cannabis industry in license applications, facility design and plant culture. 

Recent Articles

Corr on Cannabis
Which Way is Right?
Dr. Brian Corr
There are as many ways to grow cannabis as there are cannabis growers. Which method is best? The correct answer, like always, is it depends.
Corr on Cannabis
Of Mice and Men … and Competing with the Black Market
Dr. Brian Corr
Best-laid plans have resulted in economic disincentive for legal production of marijuana in many locations. And locations that have made legal marijuana uncompetitive against the black market have the opportunity to get it right when regulations are revised.
Corr on Cannabis
Ant Wisdom
Dr. Brian Corr
There are plenty of outstanding cannabis companies who know what they’re busy about and will be the superstars to come.
Corr on Cannabis
Will the CBD Boom Become a Bust?
Dr. Brian Corr
If demand is exploding, respected organizations are discussing its merits, reports are in the public discussion daily and distribution is ubiquitous, why do I suggest there may be a CBD bust?
Corr on Cannabis
Blowin’ in the Wind …?
Dr. Brian Corr
It’s inevitable CBD hemp, and recreational and medicinal marijuana will receive some undesired pollen from hemp fields.
Corr on Cannabis
Wacky Words for Wine & Weed
Dr. Brian Corr
Over the years, I’ve contributed to naming a few plants and writing catalog descriptions of them, but I never came close to the creativity (or wackiness?) found in cannabis and wine.
Corr on Cannabis
Change at Warp Speed
Dr. Brian Corr
The changes in the cannabis industry make my head spin.
Corr on Cannabis
It’s a Puzzlement
Dr. Brian Corr
There are a lot of conundrums, contradictions and inconsistencies related to cannabis.
Corr on Cannabis
The Complexity of Cannabis Breeding
Dr. Brian Corr
Plant breeding—as we normally think of it, with directed crosses, population evaluation, back crossing, etc.—isn’t easy in cannabis.
Corr on Cannabis
Scents of Humor
Dr. Brian Corr
Because of fragrance and potential health benefits, terpenes are important components of cannabis. However, terpenes in the air around a cannabis facility can lead to trouble.
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