IMGS #117: My buddy Barbara V from SBVerde is finally back.

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The battle continues with cannabis and caterpillars. Continue reading

Thrips and the Cannabis (Marijuana) Plant.

by Alex Robles

 When it comes to thrips, identification is key, because there are about 4,500 different species of them and they don’t all feed on cannabis.  The most dangerous threat to cannabis from thrips is the Frankliniella occidentalis, also known as the Western Flower Thrip.

Western flower thrip adult (UC Davis Department of Entomology)

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This is why White flies are disastrous for cannabis/marijuana.

by Alex Robles

White flies are tiny pest that could cause major problems for a cannabis plant.  I did battle with them back in 2018 and I learned a few things from a lot of different places.  I went back to my library and read everything I could find, I also went to some trusted online sources and I asked some fellow grower their advice.  Here’s what I think you should know about these little assholes.

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Building A Grow Cabinet Part Two: Ventilation and Odor Control

by Alex Robles

When we decide to move our cannabis gardens indoors, ventilation and odor control should becomes very important parts of that plan.  In part one of this series I mentioned that when I build a cabinet I use the “Grow Cabinet Triangle” to make sure most of the big questions that come up are covered.  I’ve tried to put this basic information into bite size pieces that can be easily understood but that have to be considered before we put together a micro-grow or grow cabinet.  In this second part I’m going to go over the other two points of that triangle which are ventilation and odor control.  Some of you may think these are one in the same, but I like to split them up because I feel they’re equally important. Continue reading