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
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.
Corr on Cannabis
Continuing Education in Cannabis
Dr. Brian Corr
Traditional educational paths to learn about production of almost any other crop aren’t available for cannabis.
Corr on Cannabis
“Plants is Plants”
Dr. Brian Corr
What effect is the rapid expansion of the cannabis industry having on career decisions being made by the newest generation of horticulturists?
Corr on Cannabis
Sometimes Rules Change When People Change
Dr. Brian Corr
As the public changes in their perception of cannabis use, the treaties, laws and regulations related to cannabis are slowly being changed in response.
Corr on Cannabis
Altered Perceptions
Dr. Brian Corr
For many people, the perception of someone growing cannabis is a hazy image of some long-haired, unbathed, tie-dyed stoner. That image may apply to some underground growers, but isn’t accurate for businesspeople active in the cannabis industry.
Corr on Cannabis
The Green Rush
Dr. Brian Corr
This brand-new column from an esteemed industry notable begins with the current cannabis “boom.”
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