Cannabis growers face a number of obstacles, but plant health doesn’t have to be one of them. In an indoor growing environment, disease can spread and wipe out an entire crop in a matter of days. However, understanding the most common cannabis plant problems and how they affect plants will allow you to keep your crop healthy.
Common Cannabis Plant Problems
Cannabis plant problems can come from many sources. Many of the most common plants include:
- Gray mold
- Iron deficiency
- Calcium deficiency
- Root rot
- Tobacco mosaic virus
- Damping off
- White powdery mildew
- Over- or under-watering
- Heat stress
- Copper deficiency
Helping your plants back to good health is often a matter of altering environmental factors like light, temperature, and soil pH. Most important is avoiding the spread of fungal infections, which can be deadly. This may require investment in a high-quality air purification system to reduce risk of microbes spreading throughout your indoor growing environments.
Solutions to Common Cannabis Plant Problems
Growing cannabis plants requires a careful balance of heat and water. Although cannabis plants appreciate some heat, many growers err on the side of too hot. This can trigger root rot, which is deadly to plants. When getting too much heat and not enough water, the leaves will begin to curl up and brown. Lowering temperatures with a small fan can keep your plants safe.
Check the Humidity Levels
Most growers begin with humidity around 70%, lowering it steadily during the growth process. Purchase a hygrometer to monitor the humidity levels in your growing environment. So, a too humid environment increases the risk of fungal spores and root rot.
Ensure Air Quality
Fungal spores, bacteria, viruses, and other microbes can swiftly spread throughout an indoor growing environment. Therefore, minimizing the spread of these microbes is essential. The best option is to use an air purification system like AiroClean420, which was designed for NASA to capture and neutralize microbes in plants grown at the International Space System.
Provide Important Nutrients
Using a grow medium optimized for cannabis production will ensure that your plants get the copper, manganese, boron, iron, and other nutrients they need, because deficiency in important nutrients prevents plants from thriving.
Cannabis plants like soil that is just slightly acidic (lower pH). Aim for a root pH of 6.5 to 7.0 for optimal soil growing conditions for marijuana plants.
AiroClean420 is among the best products on the market for reducing the spread of fungi and other plant diseases. It is specially equipped to capture fungal spores from the air and neutralize them. Contact us today to learn how you can fit AiroClean420 into your cannabis growing and storage system.