Top 3 Cannabis Diseases That Can Hurt Your Business
Powdery mildew, Aspergillus, and Botrytis are three of the most common cannabis leaf diseases. They can cause much damage to your plants, and if you’re not careful, they can spread quickly and destroy your entire crop. In this blog post, we’ll look at each disease and how you can prevent them from harming your business.
Powdery Mildew In Cannabis
Powdery mildew is a fungus that affects indoor and outdoor plants. It’s characterized by a white or gray powdery substance covering the plant’s leaves and stems. Powdery mildew can cause the leaves to turn yellow or brown and eventually die. If left unchecked, it can spread to other parts of the plant and even to other plants in the same area.
Aspergillus In Cannabis
Aspergillus is another type of fungus that affects cannabis plants. It’s often found in soil or on dead leaves and can spread to healthy plants through the air. Aspergillus can cause several plant problems, including leaf spots, stem rot, and root rot. If left unchecked, it can kill your plants.
Botrytis In Cannabis
Botrytis is a type of fungus that affects both indoor and outdoor plants. Gray or brown spots on the leaves and stems of the plant characterize it. Botrytis can cause the leaves to turn yellow or brown and eventually die. If left unchecked, it can spread to other parts of the plant and even to other plants in the same area.
Powdery mildew, Aspergillus, and Botrytis are three of the most common cannabis leaf diseases. They can cause much damage to your plants, and if you’re not careful, they can spread quickly and destroy your entire crop. You can protect your business from costly damages by being aware of these diseases and preventing them.
Use Preventive Measures to Stop These Diseases
Giving your marijuana plants plenty of space is crucial for keeping them healthy, as overcrowding can cause various leaf diseases. Additionally, circulating air above and between the plants will help keep dampness from becoming excessive. To avoid a breeding ground for all undesired illnesses. To keep any possible contamination at bay, though, installing an advanced air & surface purification system in the grow environment is hands-down one of the best preventive measures available to ensure maximum health and safety!
How AirROS Commercial Surface & Air Purification Works?
AirROS is a commercial air and surface purification system that can prevent pathogens, mold, viruses, yeast, and bacteria, reduce cross-contamination, and eliminate cannabis odor. AirROS purifiers utilize and create ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species). First, it kills pathogens and aroma/odor as it passes through the air purifier. In addition, it sanitizes the air from the purifier, enters the environment, and continues to sanitize all surfaces it contacts. Here is the 2-stage process:
Phase 1- Primary Air Cleaning
Placed within your room’s airflow, air from the environment containing microorganisms enters the purifier’s internal chamber. The reaction chamber creates non-thermal plasma and generates ROS. ROS are comprised of 5 short-lived, highly Reactive Oxygen Species:
- Atomic oxygen O(3P)
- Singlet oxygen 1O2
- Hydroxyl radical .OH
- Superoxide O2-
- Peroxynitrite ONOO-
These break down carbon-to-carbon bonds that sanitize the air and destroy all bacteria, molds, viruses, and other pathogens as they pass through the reaction chamber.
Phase 2- Secondary Surface & Air Cleaning
Provides Surface sanitation and continued Air sanitation. The purified air now diffused into the environment contains longer lived Reactive Oxygen Species:
- Gas-phased H2O2 (GpHP) or dry hydrogen peroxide
- Low concentration levels of O3 ozone
These combine and create Hydrogen Trioxide (H2O3) an Active Antimicrobial formed through the peroxone process. This H2O3 is very effective at sanitizing the surfaces and air 24/7.
ROS with H2O3 further sanitizes the room air and long-distance surfaces from the purifier. Learn more about how the AirROS fights marijuana leaf diseases. Or schedule a call with one of our specialists today and talk to an AirROS professional.
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