Cultivating Cannabis by Samuel A Liegel and Edward A Liegel



A guidebook intended to help growers both experienced and inexperienced from seed to harvest.  This includes feminized cannabis production for both flower and biomass.  It also includes dual-purpose or traditional “industrial hemp” that is intended for fiber or grain production.  Cultivating Cannabis is simply the perspective of agronomists who focused all of their time, professional understanding, planning, scouting, and personal finances to grow cannabis in Wisconsin.


Driftless Extracts has written a guidebook for both experienced and inexperienced growers. Cultivating Cannabis is the culmination of greenhouse notes a SOPs, planting practices, nutrient application records, scouting notes, and harvest data from a successful 100 acre USDA certified organic feminized hemp grow for CBD. It also includes our records and experience from a 75 acre dual-purpose hemp grow for fiber research.

Written by two federal and state licensed CCAs (Certified Crop Advisors), this book applies practical agricultural concepts to modern cannabis production. Chapter topics include: Genetics selection, field selection, greenhouse, trans-planting, direct seeding, pre-plant fertilizers, nutrient management planning, integrated pest management planning, integrated disease management planning, irrigation, cover crops, weed management, scouting, soil/biomass testing for both feminized and “traditional” industrial hemp.

Samuel A. Liegel and Edward A. Liegel have more than 50 years of combined experience in crop scouting, recommendations, nutrient management, precision agriculture, and own their own small family farms.