Powdery mildew (PM) is a threat to cannabis crops in any grow environment. But with an indoor grow, you have options for controlling this contaminant and preventing its spread before it becomes a problem. First, you need to know what to watch out for. There are several aspects of your grow that you’ll want to monitor – so here’s our guide on preventing powdery mildew before it’s a problem.
1. Monitor Your Humidity
Powdery mildew loves humidity. The seedling phase requires the highest humidity in the cannabis plant development cycle – so carefully monitor seedlings for any signs of PM. As the plants grow and you adjust the humidity level, they are still at risk – you’ll need to attend to other factors.
2. Improve Air Circulation
Don’t crowd your plants. If one plant in a crowded room develops powdery mildew, it can easily spread to others. A ventilation system or fans can help improve circulation as well – but without proper air purification, you may just be spreading mold spores further.
3. Provide Adequate Light
Proper light isn’t just necessary for the health of the plant – it can help prevent powdery mildew as well. A weakened and light-deprived plant is more susceptible to infection, of course, but sufficient lighting helps in another way – by evaporating water that may be pooling in the soil.
4. Isolate and Remove Infected Plants
As soon as you see a PM infection on a plant, prepare to bag it up and carefully carry it out of the grow space. You want to bag it so that you don’t carry any spores back on your clothing or spread them by jostling the plant past others.
5. Purify Your Air
Finally, the best way to prevent powdery mildew from becoming a problem is by keeping it out of your air. You need a highly effective cannabis air purification solution that destroys powdery mildew spores, viruses, bacteria, and other airborne threats before they land and spread.
Prevent Powdery Mildew With Airoclean 420
Keeping powdery mildew from becoming a problem requires care and attention. Approach your air purification with that same mindset, and you’ll find it’s much easier to manage airborne threats like PM. Airoclean 420 is a powerful air purification that eliminates these threats. With NASA-developed technology, it reduces contaminants to trace elements of carbon dioxide and water vapor. Contact us today for a facility proposal, and find out how you can prevent PM from ever being a problem for your crops.