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Southern Agriculture Insecticides, Inc. Triple Action Neem Oil Broad Spectrum Fungicide, Insecticide, Miticide removed from ODA’s guide list

Triple Action Neem Oil

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. 

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Ecological Concerns Build Over Rockwool Manufacturing and Health

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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.

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Lead Contamination in Garden Hoses Poses Risk for Cannabis Farmers

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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!!!

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Companion Planting for Cannabis

Examining the Management of Ecological Habitats for Beneficial Insects

Background

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.

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Compost Teas Proven as Effective Biocontrol Agent to Inhibit Plant Diseases

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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
October 2018
Organic Agriculture
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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. 

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California Phase III Cannabis Testing – Synopsis

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 – Mandatory

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