Whether you are a seasoned grow house owner, or are looking to begin growing your own crop for personal or medicinal use, the challenges that cannabis growers face are obvious from the get-go. Not only do you need to have the time to dedicate to your crop, beginning right from seed up to harvest, but unwelcome pests, diseases and even limitations on the number of plants that you are allowed to cultivate can all pose challenges. Marijuana, just like tomatoes and common garden vegetables, is not exempt from common diseases, such as powdery mildew, fusarium or root rot. Once your crop has become infected it can be difficult to kill off the disease for good – which can spell disaster if you only have a few plants, or are lacking in the funds to kill off harmful spores. However, times are changing when it comes to finding affordable and practical technology that will keep your grow house safe, providing solutions that can be adapted for your plants, no matter the size or scale of your crop.
Marijuana plants might grow outdoors in the wild, but in an indoor enviroment you can harvest a decent crop several times a year and control the humidity and temperature to ensure an optimal grow. While outdoor growing is an attractive option for any grower, and favored by larger grow houses such as Humboldt, it is worth remembering that you are fully reliant on the natural life cycle of your plants – meaning that you may even be able to harvest once a year in some cases. In addition, legal regulations across the US continue to impact outdoor growth, meaning that unless you reside in Colorado, Washington, Oregon or Michigan you will not be able to grow outside. While indoor grow houses are still impacted by strict grow laws, the benefits of having a year-round grow, rather than being limited by the weather and the seasons, means that growers are willing to invest both time and money into their crop.
Improve current plant life cycles
In order to meet with consumer demand, many grow houses are now facing the challenge of growing a greener, more organic crop in a fully controlled environment. As the amount of marijuana available on the market now has customers spoilt for choice, smaller grow houses are facing pressure to deliver a crop that offers an optimal taste and smell, without any nasty chemicals used during the grow cycle. Whereas indoor grow houses have previously had to spend hundreds of dollars each month on pesticides and chemicals, that may not even pass laboratory testing, patented technology solutions, in the form of a light wand, could provide the protection that your plants need.
The Pathogen Death Wand supports healthier and stronger plant life cycles, recreating “natural life processes” while eliminating any fungi or bacteria that is damaging to your grow. The PDe³ is 48 inches long and very easy to install, meaning it can be quickly fitted alongside your current grow house lighting. The wand recreates the missing wavelengths of the Sun’s spectrum, lacking in an indoor grow house environment, ensuring your crop is delivered with precise, naturally occurring light. Just as with your current light solutions, you can install the Pathogen Death Wand up to 22” away from your plants, ensuring a solid coverage of a 4’ x 4+’ area for your grow house. State regulations aside, having too many plants under your lighting system, or allow them to grow over five to seven feet, then this will affect average yield, with smaller plants missing out on your grow house technology. A smaller, well kept grow house will produce a grow that rivals an outdoor crop, meaning you can offer your growing customer base a product that is free from chemicals, and available all year round.
From cannabis to common garden vegetables, defending your crop against Powdery Mildew, Botrytis and most Bacteria Powdery Mildew remains a common and persistent issue for any grower. If you notice white spores on any of your plants, then you could risk losing an entire healthy crop in a matter of days. Powdery Mildew sucks the moisture out of plants, acting as both a fungus and a bacteria that is difficult to eliminate. The pathogens in any fungal disease can be difficult to kill off, and now thanks to the Pathogen Death Wand you can tailor your grow house lighting to increase its intensity – getting rid of Powdery Mildew for good. The wand emits wavelengths that act as bullet-sized blasts of energy that will eliminate any potential pathogens, while stimulating the growth of your crop.
The PDe³ provides a safe light source (NO UV) that can destroy Powdery Mildew without impacting the terpene / cannabinoid levels of your grow. By lowering the PDe³ from its usual height, to 12 or 10 inches above your plant canopy, then you can even increase the power of the wand by four times covering a smaller footprint of 4’ x 17” – ideal if you are trying to kill off a stubborn patch of Powdery Mildew. Changing the timings on your Pathogen Death Wand, to 18 hours of coverage, will also enable you to increase exposure over a particularly diseased crop, without causing harm or damage to your plants. Intensity regulation can be difficult to manage, so it is advisable exercising caution.
Each and every grow house is unique, and provides different environments that ensure your crop remains healthy and delivers an optimum yield. Luckily, the patented technology behind the Pathogen Death Wand is straightforward to install, and can be set up to meet with your current needs, be it eliminating a stubborn patch of Powdery Mildew, or trying to improve your annual harvest and plant health. With a five-year warranty, the PDW is patented technology that also remains firmly within the budget of smaller to medium sized grow houses, ensuring that you can keep your grow pest free and healthy all year round.
ATP: The missing wavelength.
Our PDe³ energy that reaches the mitochondria of the plant cell. This energy stimulates added production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), which is a building block of plant life. The added ATP production allows the plant to absorb more water and nutrients making it healthier.
Tune in again this time Friday for a full write up on ATP and how it can benefit your crop!