(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the July issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.)
Microbials such as powdery mildew and mold can be devastating for a cannabis grow and lead to decimated plants, lost time and money and even total eradication of the crop.
There are steps vigilant growers can take, however, to ensure that microbials don’t overrun their cannabis plants.
“The best prevention is preventative,” said Mark Krytiuk, president of Toronto-based Nabis Holdings, a vertically integrated cannabis firm. “If you have a clean facility with good HVAC, you’re 95% there.”
Krytiuk and other cultivation experts offered Marijuana Business Magazine some tips for growers to fight off microbials, including: