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Exploring breeding and genetics at Aurora Coast


December 23, 2021
By Catarina Muia


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There is still much research and work to do in the breeding and genetics sector of the Canadian cannabis industry. With an interest to conduct its own research and development studies, and produce new cultivars, Aurora Cannabis opened its breeding facility, Aurora Coast.

Greg Baute, senior director of breeding and genetics at Occo. Photo: Aurora Cannabis

In late September, the division released its first new cultivars under Aurora Cannabis’ consumer brand, San Rafael ’71. The Aurora Coast division looks to continue providing new strains frequently, under its newly-announced genetics licensing business unit, Occo.

Andrew Hand, director of cultivar development at Occo. Photo: Aurora Cannabis

In this episode of Grow Opportunity: The Podcast, Greg Baute, senior director of breeding and genetics at Occo, and Andrew Hand, director of cultivar development at Occo, discuss the company’s research, its new cultivars, and plans for the future.

Guests: Greg Baute, senior director of breeding and genetics at Occo, and Andrew Hand, director of cultivar development at Occo.


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