Many novice cannabis growers focus obsessively on the temperature, humidity, nutrients, and other environmental variables that impact marijuana plant health. Although these factors are very important for plants to thrive, failing to prevent the spread of microbes leaves your entire crop vulnerable to a single outbreak of disease. Understanding the best techniques for cannabis plant airborne disease prevention will protect your harvest.
Mold Resistant Cannabis Strains
Some of the best disease protection occurs before you even begin growing. When choosing strains, it is important to consider factors beyond the desirability of the final product. If plants die before reaching maturity, there won’t even be a final product to enjoy!
Cannabis growers have been experimenting for years with cross-breeding to enhance resistance to marijuana plant diseases. Several mold-resistant strains are now available. However, it is important to note that these strains are resistant to mold but not immune to it. Taking steps for airborne disease prevention is also necessary.
Fungicide and Other Plant Sprays
Fungicides are special chemicals that destroy fungal spores. Use of fungicides is widespread in the cannabis growing community, and each grower has his or her own preferred method. Good fungicides can combat the effects of mildew and other fungi. However, treatment often takes several weeks to be fully effective. Additionally, plant spores often escape and travel through the air, infecting new plants. Thus, coupling the application of fungicide with airborne disease prevention (e.g., air purification) is important.
Growers should also be aware of the health effects of fungicide. Many consumers look for organic cannabis to avoid the potentially harmful effects of marijuana that has been exposed to chemical fungicides.
Air Purification Systems for Airborne Disease Prevention
People using grow lights often run fans or air circulation systems to keep plants from overheating. Although this is a smart way to manage temperatures, it also allows airborne microbes to infiltrate the entire indoor growing environment in a short amount of time. Choosing an air purification system such as AiroClean420 prevents these microbes from infecting plants.
AiroClean420 was developed by NASA to prevent the spread of microbes in plant growing environments in outer space. It takes in air from your environment, captures potentially lethal microbes, and neutralizes the threats. Perhaps most attractive, AiroClean420 sanitizes the air without using chemicals or releasing ozone.
AiroClean420 is one of the best airborne disease prevention methods on the market. It prevents the spread of powdery mildew, blight, downy mildew, and other cannabis plant diseases. Contact us today to learn more about how you can use AiroClean420 to keep your marijuana plants healthy.