Cannabis Webinar on 4/20: All You Need to Know About Hop Latent Viroid

Dr. Zamir Punja will speak on HLVd in Cannabis crops

Hop Latent Viroid disease (HLVd) is a virus of hops has recently starting causing serious issues in cannabis production.

To help growers learn how to spot this disease and minimize it’s impact on cannabis yields, OMAFRA’s GrowON webinar series is cohosting a talk with Niagara College’s Commercial Cannabis Program.

Keep reading to register for the webinar.

Webinar Details:

Who: Our speaker is Dr. Zamir Punja, a leading expert on plant diseases and plant biotechnology at Simon Fraser University.

Cohosts: Dr. Sarah Jandricic (Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA) and Sebastian Jacob (Professor, Horticulture and Cannabis Production Programs, Niagara College).

When: 4/20 (when else!) from 12-1:30 pm

How to Watch: Register for the live webinar using this link. (The webinar will also be recorded for on-demand viewing later, but you still have to register!).

More info: email Sebastian Jacob at or Sarah Jandricic at

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