Define a "master grower"

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We Solidarity

We Solidarity

ok guys...been looking at resumes for growers applying to commercial warehouses, and quite a few people out there are calling themselves "master growers". A few instances reference a lifetime of growing, some people ran a 100+ light warehouse for a year or two, some people crank a quarter lb per sq ft indoors, some people ran jungles of 20 foot plants in humbolt. Whatever the experience is, it seems the qualification for a "master grower" is pretty broad and, at this point, mainly defined by ego, and not some unilateral certification board or something.

So...my question is...what makes a master grower? Is there a secret school somewhere? Is it about how much your sacks weigh? Experience? Dick size? Because I've met a fair share of "master growers" out there, and the people who use that term really seem to have no clue what it takes to grow a plant, outside of the instructions.
 
VERMONTSKUNKS

VERMONTSKUNKS

idk man don't we always keep learning from mother nature? When I think of masters I think of kung fu lol, My school of thought is more of a jack of all trades in growing master of none. For example id rather be able to do everything to a decent level then just master one or two styles. Just my opinion. Before they passed away I knew some native elders who grew everything and provided for many people...learned a lot from them, they learned from mother nature.
 
Texas Kid

Texas Kid

Some guy with a light
I've never met one, at least not yet, but I have had 100's of people introduce themselves as one. When I was looking into getting my Texas Master Gardener cert, the very first module was that you had to walk thru a forest with a master gardener and identify by sight 800+ plants by genus and species in English and latin...I kind of use that as my benchmark..lol...so needless to say I haven't met any that measure up the bar set by those super smart farmers and gardeners yet. Growing some weed, an easy one to grow at that, over and over, doesn't really measure up.

The other funny thing to me is that I know some of the best growers in the biz and in the country and not one of them would ever refer to themselves as a master grower...We tear up any application that even has the term in it at my spots..for me it is almost the fastest way to loose all credibility in this game
 
ZONER

ZONER

How about someone who takes courses and gets a degree from Florida A&M
College of Agriculture and Food Sciences
MajorProgramDegree Level
AgribusinessMaster of Science in Agricultural ScienceMS
EntomologyMaster of Science in Agricultural ScienceMS
Plant ScienceMaster of Science in Agricultural ScienceMS
Agricultural Science (non-thesis)Master of Science in Agricultural ScienceMS
Agricultural Science (thesis)Master of Science in Agricultural ScienceMS
Soil and WaterMaster of Science in Agricultural ScienceMS
EntomologyDoctor of Philosophy in Entomology (cooperative--degree awarded by UF)

Now take that and work in the field for say 5 years and maybe they have something

OR
Someone who's family has run the same farm for over 100 years and the applicant has some 10 years + hands on experience farming
Hey just my opinion, and opinions are like what?
 
Funk Monk

Funk Monk

A so called Master is one that never stops learning and keeps the passion while gardening with positive attitude. Learning to build an environment is an art on it's on, and what to feed and harvest is another. The best way I try and judge a thumber is by his greed and way of thinking for being a Master is just a title or someone who in their mind thinks they are invincible, IMO. Closed minds don't get fed, IMO. I encourage all to to thumb but it's up to them how far and deep they wanna grow with their crop, Funk on
 
GR33NL3AF

GR33NL3AF

Master Grower is a state of mind..
I've met people who manage 100 light spots and do very well BUT they just follow the labels and sit in our shop asking questions ALL fucking day.

I personally think a degree in Botany and Organic Chemistry is a must, followed by great leadership ability, an open mind and an unsatisfied thirst for additional knowledge.
 
Coir

Coir

In my opinion(which probably isn't worth much) anyone calling themselves an "expert" or "master" of anything has somehow concluded that they now know all there is about their particular craft. I really don't know how anyone could ever claim such a thing when it comes to growing and I would be quite sad if for some reason I found myself "all knowing". I have been farming for over 36 years and I still learn something new almost every single day. When the day comes there is no more knowledge to be acquired, just shoot me because I would not want to live in a world with no more mystery or the excitement of discovering the previously unknown.
 
Funk Monk

Funk Monk

Does a master grower still try new methods and compare and share? Funny for most so called Master's tend to keep their secrets to themselves for fear of losing their so called Knowledge(aka Power). A true master will teach and learn till they can't any more due to being 6ft deep. Funk on
In my opinion(which probably isn't worth much) anyone calling themselves an "expert" or "master" of anything has somehow concluded that they now know all there is about their particular craft. I really don't know how anyone could ever claim such a thing when it comes to growing and I would be quite sad if for some reason I found myself "all knowing". I have been farming for over 36 years and I still learn something new almost every single day. When the day comes there is no more knowledge to be acquired, just shoot me because I would not want to live in a world with no more mystery or the excitement of discovering the previously unknown.
Funk'n A right homie, if I can't or won't learn any more please bury me next to you, lol. Keep on and funk on
idk man don't we always keep learning from mother nature? When I think of masters I think of kung fu lol, My school of thought is more of a jack of all trades in growing master of none. For example id rather be able to do everything to a decent level then just master one or two styles. Just my opinion. Before they passed away I knew some native elders who grew everything and provided for many people...learned a lot from them, they learned from mother nature.
Lol, a master of funk fu. Even the gung fu masters I've learned from still searched for more knowledge and were always trying to improve. Ying Yang homie and funk on
 
SpiderK

SpiderK

well first off pictures do not lie .....

ask for some close-up shots of their " finished bud " & a log, unstressed .... who cares about how many plants in a small warehouse growing b+. first show some a+ indoor / out ....

running a+ from seed, any seed every time no dialing needed ....
 
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manicgrower

manicgrower

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To mimic what Tex said. I've yet to meet a "master grower". Someone claiming to be one is almost a sure sign that they're not..

What I think is more important, and separates someone that grows a premium product , is a few personal character habits . Growing premium product takes consistency, determination and drive. Being lazy and procrastination just doesn't cut it. You have to put in the time and effort. Work ethic and experience means way more than any books or hours of reading online Pot forums. You just have to dive in head first and really put in the time to become efficient at this craft.

Procrastination is like masturbation cause your fucking yourself!
 
Funk Monk

Funk Monk

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To mimic what Tex said. I've yet to meet a "master grower". Someone claiming to be one is almost a sure sign that they're not..

What I think is more important, and separates someone that grows a premium product , is a few personal character habits . Growing premium product takes consistency, determination and drive. Being lazy and procrastination just doesn't cut it. You have to put in the time and effort. Work ethic and experience means way more than any books or hours of reading online Pot forums. You just have to dive in head first and really put in the time to become efficient at this craft.

Procrastination is like masturbation cause your fucking yourself!
Now this is one of the best motavation quotes I've read in a long time. Funk blessings for spitting out some words of wisdom, funk on
 
fishwhistle

fishwhistle

Read something in a thread awhile back and the guy basically said ''How hard is it to become a master grower of something that will grow out of a crack in the sidewalk?,lol.To me a master grower better have some degrees in something and know about alot more plants than just cannabis.I have been growing 35 years and i still dont know shit,i will bestow upon myself zoners title though of Master Baiter,that one i feel confident in.
 
ZONER

ZONER

Read something in a thread awhile back and the guy basically said ''How hard is it to become a master grower of something that will grow out of a crack in the sidewalk?,lol.To me a master grower better have some degrees in something and know about alot more plants than just cannabis.I have been growing 35 years and i still dont know shit,i will bestow upon myself zoners title though of Master Baiter,that one i feel confident in.
Based on your avatar I would say you have that title licked ...... Within a few more years, you will become the all time 24 hour 7 day a week " MASTER BAITER " once completed you will also be able to teach females how handle "THE BAIT" ..;)
 
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