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The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has issued a notice of statewide detainment and stop sale and removal order for Triple Action Neem Oil Broad Spectrum Fungicide, Insecticide, Miticide manufactured by Southern Agriculture Insecticides, Inc. after finding the presence of three pesticide active ingredients not listed on the product label, EPA Registration No. 70051-2-829.
The label lists the active ingredient neem oil. ODA’s investigation of the product and laboratory analysis found the presence of malathion, chlorpyrifos, and permethrin, which are not listed on the label.Continue reading Southern Agriculture Insecticides, Inc. Triple Action Neem Oil Broad Spectrum Fungicide, Insecticide, Miticide removed from ODA’s guide list
For many decades now, Rockwool has been the cornerstone of the clone and hydroponic industry. Providing a sterile media with excellent oxygen retention, even while fully saturated, rockwool has always been a go to for many. But in light of the changing industry dynamics and ecological calamity of corporate pollution, it is now important to look closer at its manufacturing processes and waste stream and make hard decisions about changing our ways.Continue reading Ecological Concerns Build Over Rockwool Manufacturing and Health
With heavy metal concerns being addressed in Phase 3 testing in California now, it’s important to consider all source points of contamination. And one concern is coming directly from the source that was supposed to provide life, the water. And as it turns out, many traditional garden hoses have become source points for pollution. Lead levels in water runoff from hoses have been found to be as high as 20 ppm!!!Continue reading Lead Contamination in Garden Hoses Poses Risk for Cannabis Farmers
By Moriah LaChapell
Rice Root Aphid (Rhapolosiphum rufiabdominalis) (RRA) is an olive-green insect with a round body. The wingless stages develop on roots and survive in all types of substrate. Periodically, winged aphids emerge from the soil and disperse to other plants …
Examining the Management of Ecological Habitats for Beneficial Insects
With a growing concern for eliminating pesticide residue in cannabis, farmers are learning to incorporate beneficial insects into their Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methodologies. Along with this IPM comes the potential to integrate the habitats for these insects, which ultimately decreases a dependency of purchasing them. Regenerative and biodynamic management are now amalgamating with IPM, helping us develop new insight for the complexity of running these systems. This article will attempt to encompass the broad concepts of companion planting beneficial insects and discuss the caveats of landscape management for these integrated ecosystems.Continue reading Companion Planting for Cannabis
Thanks to Compost Tea Lab for sharing some scientific research regarding how and why compost tea works.
Utilization of compost tea for biochemical response assessment associated with resistance to phytopathogen causing leaf spot in Melicope ptelefoli
Malaysia’s warm temperatures and wet climate create almost greenhouse like conditions that can be great for growing plants, but also great for culturing plant-disease causing fungi. Researchers from Malaysia’s University of Technology wanted to determine what affect compost tea had on the growth of the leaf spot causing Grammothele lineata. The test plant was the Asian herb Melicope ptelefolia which is known for it’s edible and medicinal qualities.Continue reading Compost Teas Proven as Effective Biocontrol Agent to Inhibit Plant Diseases
With Phase III testing beginning December 31, 2018, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control will begin implementing the following additional tests on cannabis:
Terpenoids – If Labeled
Mycotoxins – Mandatory
Heavy Metals – Mandatory
Water Activity – MandatoryContinue reading California Phase III Cannabis Testing – Synopsis