You’ve noticed some white spots on your marijuana leaves, and now you’re seeing more severe blisters on more plants. How do you stop the powdery mildew from spreading? How do you save your cannabis crop?
Getting rid of powdery mildew is a severely difficult problem to solve. Other than torching your crop, solutions are few. However, the most effective way to stop powdery mildew is never allowing airborne spores to infest your cannabis plants. How? By utilizing an AiroClean420 air sanitation device to pump clean air throughout your plants’ environment.
If left unattended, powdery mildew can destroy your cannabis crop in a week or less. Here are a few things you can do if you are already in the midst of an infestation:
- Use a temporary organic treatment method to combat the infection, like apple cider vinegar.
- Remove diseased plants. You will need to get rid of any infected plants as soon as you can to avoid the disease spreading to surrounding plants. If any white fuzz or little white blisters appear on your cannabis leaves, you should remove these plants ASAP before it hops on nearby plants.
- Snip the diseased section of the marijuana right away. While doing so, beware not to shake the plant for it can cause the spores to spread. They can also spread from your clothes, so being precise is key.
How Powdery Mildew Starts & How to Identify It
Among the deadliest of all the cannabis plant pathogens and diseases, powdery mildew is one of the worst. Though you take all the precautionary steps to avoid infection, when your plants get powdery mildew, your steps to get rid of it are few.
Fungal spores create powdery mildew on marijuana leaves as a by-product. Another vulnerable area for spores to infect are the colas, which is where the marijuana flowers bloom on female plants. Powdery mildew usually takes its seat on young leaves.
As they are airborne, the spores can spread from people, fans, tools or even animals touching plants. Indoor grow facilities with higher humidity, mild or cool temperatures and plants growing close together are prime places for powdery mildew to cultivate.
The Best Way to Stop Powdery Mildew
It is vital for your plants to avoid fungal pathogens altogether. Remembering that powdery mildew and other pathogens are airborne, you’ll do your plants a favor by purifying the air they grow in. Prevent spores from coming close to your cannabis plants by keeping their environment clean and eliminate airborne threats.
The best way to keep your grow room clear of fungal spores is to install an AiroClean420 air purification system. Let it scrub the air and kill powdery mildew before it has a chance to wipe out your crop. Keeping the air fungal-free will solve your powdery mildew worries.
Our NASA-created technology is in operation in over 1,500 units across North America. Cannabis cultivators rely on our air sanitation system to protect their grow rooms and facilities from any pathogens.
How does the system work to stop powdery mildew? Our state-of-the-art unit pulls in your grow facility’s air and scrubs out all the airborne diseases, powdery mildew, spores, fungi, mold, blights, etc. without producing any ozone and leaving NO EMISSIONS. The clean air leaving the unit and into your plant’s environment is completely free of threats.
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