Scientifically Driven Solutions to Maximize Plant Yield and Quality

September 28, 2019 | 3:20 pm | Room 1 | Cultivation

In nature, plants interact with their surrounding ecosystems to form synergistic relationships. For example, plants interact with tens of thousands of soil microbial species to maximize benefits of nutrient cycling activities within the plant rhizosphere. Additionally, there are natural processes and predators in nature that work to protect plants by repelling and preying on pests. In cannabis and hemp cultivation, it is desirable for cultivators to take measures to mimic natural process in order to maximize plant health and productivity. The question is in how to best go about this. Our impact is developing compatible microbial and preventative solutions for real world cultivation challenges. Learn how to maximize cannabis and hemp plant yield, quality, and health across many management practices, including: outdoor, greenhouse, regenerative, vertical farming and hydroponic systems. Colin Bell of Mammoth Microbes will educate cultivators of all sizes and all cultivation styles on the ways that they can implement natural solutions in their grows to maximize plant quality, health, and yield, and insure that their investment in their plants is protected.


Colin Bell, PhD, Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer, Mammoth Microbes

Co-founder, co-inventor and Chief Growth Officer at Growcentia, parent company of Mammoth Microbes. Colin completed his Ph.D. in Soil Microbial Ecology in 2009. As a Research Scientist at Colorado State University, Colin published dozens of peer reviewed publications that were focused on elucidating microbial mediated processes that enhance plant growth. Colin left his academic position at Colorado State University in March 2015 to launch Mammoth Microbes, a young company in the Ag-Tech sector that develops microbial biostimulants to sustainably increase plant yield, and all natural biocontrol products to prevent pests. Their first product, MAMMOTH P® is a beneficial bacterial bloom stimulant that targets phosphorus cycling to maximize both quality and yield in cannabis plants. Thousands of producers across the globe are currently reporting overwhelmingly positive results, and MAMMOTH P® is now being sold in > 1200 stores worldwide.
Colin’s academic research includes long-term multidisciplinary studies in which biological, chemical, and physical characteristics of soils were measured to elucidate soil microbial and plant responses to climate variability. His more recent research efforts focused on plant-microbial relationships within the rhizosphere zone to identify mechanisms that may influence soil microbial taxonomic and functional differences among plant species. Prior to earning his PhD, Colin worked at CH Robinson Worldwide Logistics as a regional sales manager.