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Weed Wars: Defending Your Outdoor Cannabis Crop From Its Enemies

Growing cannabis outdoors, and not safely hidden away in pristine grow room, is like being a commander in a war zone. Outside, you must defend your plants and grow site from potential attackers. Some of these attackers are humans. Others are animals. Some are diseases, some are molds and fungi. You’re also battling ambient conditions. […]

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With Global Warming Pushing CO2 Levels Higher Worldwide, Crops Are Losing Nutrients — Yet Marijuana Thrives

As climate change plays havoc on weather patterns across the globe — diminishing Earth’s polar ice caps and causing water levels to rise, from coastal Bangladesh to Miami — scientists are now discovering the adverse effects that global warming is having on many of the plants that humans rely on for daily nourishment. But cannabis […]

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Winter Blunderland: Strategies For Protecting Your Marijuana Grow Room When Winter Weather Turns Bad

As I write this article, a frigid Arctic air mass is parked over the eastern United States, from the Canadian border all the way to mid-Florida. Unusually low temperatures and snowfall, icy roads and power outages have resulted. While this weather condition of course affects the general population, putting people in harm’s way and threatening […]

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Risky Business: How To Deal With All The Threats When It Comes To Outdoor Cannabis Growing

Unpredictable and extreme weather, climate change, and other environmental factors can make life challenging for marijuana growers — especially outdoor marijuana growers. In 2017, unprecedented wildfires burned millions of acres of British Columbia and parts of the US West. Growers in those areas report heartbreaking losses of plants, even entire grow houses. Indoor marijuana grow […]

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Disaster Management: How Indoor Marijuana Growers Dealt With Hurricane Harvey And Other Natural Disasters

With a rising death toll of eight confirmed fatalities, entire communities underwater, and millions of people affected, Hurricane Harvey has decimated parts of Texas and Louisiana. Currently this Southern landscape is submerged under trillions of gallons of water that’s been dumped over the past few days. And as the violent weather is downgraded to a […]

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Blame It On No Rain: How Climate Change Is Affecting Marijuana Growers

Just ask marijuana growers in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Northern California, and other parts of the West: Climate change is real, and it’s impacting marijuana growers everywhere. Big Buds grow team member Alan is a professional indoor cannabis grower near Vancouver, Canada. This summer, the neighboring forests are burning fiercely, with some of the worst […]

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