Cannabis growers have been studying how to prevent fungal disease for years with mixed results. There are almost 100 species of fungals that can infect your crops. The worst is bud rot, but there are several others that pose a major threat. Weeks of growing time and lots of money can be lost in just days if your plants are attacked by some of these fungals. But all is not lost. Recently, technology has come to the rescue in offering ironclad protection against infection.
What Are the Worst of the Fungal Bad Boys?
The worst of the worst is bud rot, also called gray mold or Botrytis Cinerea. This fungus is the biggest enemy of cannabis growers in North America. It spreads quickly in areas of high humidity and cool-to-moderate temperatures. The fungal disease is so deadly it can wipe out an entire crop in less than a week.
While not as severe as bud rot but still dangerous, another serious fungal disease threatening marijuana is hemp canker. It starts as small blisters on stems and branches (stem canker). Then, after settling in, the blisters form lesions (cankers) and turn dark. The infected areas will sometimes develop a grayish white powdery appearance. After hemp canker attacks a plant there is not much that can be done, and the plant soon dies.
Downy Mildew is yet another very serious threat to cannabis plants. It usually attacks leaves, buds, and stems, where it develops a gray or white downy cotton appearance. Like other serious fungals, it thrives in cooler temperatures and high humidity. Once this fungus makes an appearance it can very quickly spread to other plants.
How to Prevent Fungal Disease from Reaching Your Plants
The expression, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is never truer than when dealing with fungal disease. When it comes to those plan diseases described above, and dozens of others, once they infect your plants you could lose your entire crop.
So, what’s the solution? The best way to fight fungals is to prevent them from getting anywhere near your plants in the first place. Because almost all fungals are spread through the air, your best protection is an air purification system that removes fungal spores from the air.
The AiroClean420 is an excellent air cleaning system. This device was developed for NASA scientists to remove fungal spores from air inside the space station. The AiroClean420 uses this same technology to remove all airborne spores and other pathogens from growing areas. It totally eliminates all spores, blights, and other airborne threats before they can reach your plants.
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