How to Prevent Powdery Mildew In A Grow Room

What is Powdery Mildew?

Powdery mildew is a fungus that can grow on surfaces in the cannabis room, such as walls, floors, plants, and other objects. This fungus will multiply when there are high levels of humidity or stagnant air in a cannabis room. To prevent this from happening, cannabis growers should clean all surfaces with hydrogen peroxide and dry them thoroughly before moving any plants into the area. The last thing a cannabis grower wants is for their cannabis crop to get infected with powdery mildew. These spores can cause devastating effects on a plant, and they must take precautions to prevent the spread of the fungus. The fungus can cause damage to their cannabis room by reducing growth or yield.

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Clean Room Between Each Harvest.

It is possible to stop and prevent powdery mildew in a grow room by taking these few simple steps: To prevent the spread of powdery mildew in a grow room, employees need to clean all surfaces with a diluted hydrogen peroxide solution after each harvest and, after harvesting, wipe down the walls. It is also essential to make sure dirt from shoes does not get tracked into the room between harvests.

 

Use A Good Ventilation System To Get Rid Of Excess Humidity In The Air.

The air in a cannabis grow room can get humid. Excessive humidity is a problem because plants do not like being wet, and the excess humidity also promotes fungal growth. In addition to that, it’s hard to measure how much CO2 is putting into the air when there’s so much water vapor in the way. The best solution for this problem is installing an exhaust fan with a dehumidifier right next to it! Doing this will help keep their environment dry while lowering humidity levels. Excess humidity in the air can cause mold and mildew to grow on their plants. Proper ventilation will get rid of excess humidity, which is vital for a good cannabis harvest. However, when growers have powdery mildew in the air and have fans blowing the airborne mildew, this can spread through their cannabis plants and cause damage.

 

Prevent Powdery Mildew In A Grow Room Using A Purification System.

The most effective way to prevent powdery mildew in a grow room is in the air from spreading to plants is to use a surface and air purifier without using chemicals. AirROS surface and air purification systems do just that. It creates ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) to reduce powdery mildew in the air and surfaces. Using AirROS will also reduce cross-contamination. For example, if a cannabis grower has powdery mildew in some of their plants, with AirROS system will reduce the spread to save their other healthy plants and kill at the source from where it started.

 

All cannabis growers should be aware of the dangers and consequences of powdery mildew on their plants. The fungus will grow inside the cannabis grow room and infect the plants, so it is essential to clean and dry all surfaces in these rooms. Powdery mildew can also become an issue if there are any excessive humidity levels in the air, making sure they have great ventilation systems installed for this reason. They eliminate excess moisture on surfaces such as floors, equipment, and more while preventing spores from becoming airborne. Finally, using a surface and air purifier may help protect their facility and plants from fungi like powdery mildew. If you want to learn more, then schedule a FREE consultation to recommend the best AirROS model that would work for your cannabis facility.

 

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