When a cannabis grower sees a small area of mold developing on a plant, it’s time to get serious about fungal treatments. Mold can attack nearly any portion of a cannabis plant, from seedlings to stems to leaves to buds. The most common strains of mold, gray mold and powdery mildew, can seriously affect individual plant health as well as overall yield. As a result, it is essential to take a proactive approach to getting rid of mold in your growing environment.
Fungicides for Getting Rid of Mold in an Indoor Grow Room
Many growers dealing with a mold outbreak turn to commercial fungicides. These remain an effective way to inhibit the growth and spread of mold spores. For plants that are already infected with mold, it may be too late. One major drawback of commercial fungicides is that many of them contain chemicals that consumers are wary of. Some cannabis consumers prefer an organic product that is free of chemical fungicides.
Natural Remedies to Inhibit Mold Growth
Cannabis producers have also created a variety of natural remedies for getting rid of mold. The first step is to try to neutralize the spores on the plant. A diluted mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water may be a good option, while other growers swear by neem oil. After cutting back visible signs of mold, adjusting environmental variables like pH or humidity can prevent further growth. Again, infected plants may not survive, and mold can still spread despite the best natural remedies.
Air Purification Prevents the Proliferation of Mold
When it comes to getting rid of mold when growing cannabis, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Fungicides and natural mold inhibitors can only do so much to get rid of mold spores. The best approach is to prevent their spread using a specialized air purification system such as AiroClean420.
AiroClean420 technology originally developed from a NASA design. NASA was concerned about the potential for pathogens like mold to sweep through an enclosed system in outer space, killing plants. Here on Earth, AiroClean420 is an adaptation of this NASA technology that sweeps mold spores from the air and neutralizes them. This makes it perfect for getting rid of mold in your medical marijuana growing environment.
To learn more about how AiroClean420 can help with getting rid of mold in your environment, contact us today. We are happy to assist you with installing AiroClean420 in a new grow room or retrofitting your existing environment to make use of this state-of-the-art technology.