Cannabis IPM

Companion Planting with Cannabis

Companion Planting with Cannabis

The Companion Planting for Cannabis workshop will go over all the categories of cover crops and highlight their roles in soil biology and plant fertility while addressing certain caveats when utilizing these systems. It will then transition into companion planting to cover a local case study...

Marijuana Venture - Eastern Washington farm goes green on a commercial scale

Walden Cannabis takes advantage of its massive property by reserving thousands of square feet for insectary beds and cover crops.

The farm’s size also allows Walden to utilize a system of crop rotation — somewhat of a rarity in the cannabis space. After each harvest, the company rotates its grow site to a new section of the property in order to maintain healthy soil....

The Future of Pesticides...Pyrolysis Studies and Separate Classifications for Flowers, Concentrates and Edibles

The Future of Pesticides...Pyrolysis Studies and Separate Classifications for Flowers, Concentrates and Edibles

Accounting to the obscurity of past regulations, pesticide testing on cannabis is only now seeing the light of day.  The absence of official federal government rulings has left state regulators scrambling to standardize, monitor and enforce these guidelines on their own.

CHA Membership is now open to all interested researchers, educators, students, horticulturists and industry professionals.

Our membership is a premier package for individuals, professionals and businesses to take part in supporting and expanding their knowledge to develop the scientific understanding for cultivating the highest grade cannabis in the most sustainable fashion. Member funding goes to support the expansion of our database as well as conduct outreach to promote ecologically sound management for the cannabis industry. Our online resource center currently covers three broad categories of Integrated Pest Management, Integrated Nutrient Management & BioControls. Within those categories are a range of fields including but not limited to: pest and pathogen management, predatory insects, biochemical pesticides, microbial pesticides, organic chemical controls, soil chemistry, soil biology, soil physiology, nutrients, additives and a forum to discuss these methodologies and expound on other topics. The current content is heavily built around IPM and pest/pathogen management. (WE HAVE DESIGNED OUR PLATFORM AROUND ELIMINATING HARMFUL PESTICIDES AND TESTING CLEAN) The CHA forum is a private community that only members will have access to. This forum is run by admin with degrees in varying scientific fields. They are highly adept at networking with other peer scientists, growers and businesses to get your questions answered. If you can't find your answer in our database, ask an admin on the forum.

 

Plant growth-promoting (PGP) microbes

Plant growth-promoting (PGP) microbes

Plant growth-promoting (PGP) microbes are rhizosphere associated organisms that colonize the rhizosphere and rhizoplane and improve plant growth when artificially inoculated onto the seeds or into soil. PGP microbes may promote plant growth either by direct stimulation such as iron chelation, phosphate solubilization, nitrogen fixation and phytohormone production or by indirect stimulation such as suppression of plant pathogens and induction of resistance in host plants against pathogens.

HARVEST RAIN, HARVEST FLOWERS By: Lizandro Salazar

HARVEST RAIN, HARVEST FLOWERS   By: Lizandro Salazar

While regulators scratch their heads trying to figure out how to best
approach this topic, it’s clear that “business as usual” may turn into
“business unusual.” Many farmers groan as engineering fees, soil
tests, and permitting costs raise the price of going “legal”, but some
growers and professionals are nodding their heads in approval.

Shilajit - An Ayurvedic Powerhouse

Shilajit - An Ayurvedic Powerhouse

Often times I get the question, “How do I prevent my plants from getting sick?”. The
answer is simple, and that is through plant immunity. In short, there are two primary
factors that contribute to plant immunity:
1. Adequate Mineral Nutrition
2. Having that nutrition delivered in the form of microbial metabolites...

Cannabis Crop Reccomendations. By: Moriah LaChapelle

Cannabis Crop Reccomendations. By: Moriah LaChapelle

Here is a wonderful article to become familiarized with certain techniques and practices associated with Integrated Pest Management (IPM).  Moriah LaChapell joined Evergreen Growers Supply during 2015 as an Agronomist. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Western Oregon University and a Professional Viticulture Certificate from Washington State University.  She was previously employed at Fisher Farms as the Plant Health Manager. Most of her work at Fisher Farms involved scouting ornamental plants and releasing beneficial insects to reduce insecticide applications.  She is passionate about collaborating with growers to produce long term solutions for pests and plant pathogens. You can contact her directly through the link to this article.