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The Ghost Of The Christmas Tree Outdoor Marijuana Farm

In a remote valley of Northern California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, at an altitude of around 4000 feet, my friend Greg had a Christmas tree and marijuana farm. Having grown up in the region, he’d carefully selected the valley and the farm’s location after hiking a good chunk of the mountain range since he was […]

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Body And Sulfur: Want To Stop Spider Mites & Russet Mites? Most Cannabis Growers Don’t Know About These Two Top-Notch Life Hacks

It can seem like a never-ending battle. In their bid to stop those nasty little grow-op invaders, a.k.a spider mites and russet mites, I know growers who’ve tried every anti-pest intervention known to our cannabis community. In past articles we’ve discussed the harmful use of agricultural poisons as growers go to war with insects that […]

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A Mighty Fight: Stop Spider Mites, Russet Mites And Broad Mites On Marijuana Plants Before They Become A Problem

As marijuana growers know, mites are bad news. They ruin marijuana crops, according to the Environmental Protection Agency they’re partially responsible for bee extinctions, they mutate fast to build resistance to poisons, there are nearly 50,000 species, and — here’s the biggest ick of them all — some even colonize human skin. When it comes […]

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Marijuana Grower Dilemma: To Poison Or Not To Poison? (Part II)

In a previous article, we explained that using pesticides like Avid, Eagle 20, and Floramite on marijuana plants could damage growers, consumers, the environment and cannabis plants. Currently agricultural and landscaping poisons are not recommended for use on marijuana, and it’s unlikely any ever will be, because these poisons can be harmful to consumers when […]

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Tainted Bud: These Products Are Used On Marijuana Plants To Kill Fungi And Pests — But Could Be Doing More Harm Than Good (Part I)

There’s a dangerous problem permeating our growing marijuana community: poisoned crops. And it’s not a new problem. Forty years ago, during then-President Richard Nixon’s war on drugs, covert marijuana growers were spraying and aerosolizing harmful Big Agriculture pesticides and fungicides on their outdoor and indoor plants — and not much has changed today. Even though […]

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Using Beneficial Insects to Stop Marijuana Pests

Marijuana pests are one of the main reasons we experience indoor grow room and outdoor marijuana disasters. Many growers experience the heartbreak of seeing spider mite tents, sucking aphids, fungus gnats, whiteflies budworms, and many other meanies plaguing our beautiful cannabis plants. And too many marijuana growers resort to Malathion, AVID or other poisons when […]

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