IMGS Ep. 159: Sometime things get mislabled.

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Show Notes:  Welcome to Ep. 159.  I hope everyone’s gardens are looking great. My volunteers are looking decente,  I had to put shade cloth over them because of the heat, they’re still pretty young.  I need to get nematodes for that garden bed, I do get a type of japanese beetle grub in my area.  They like to latch onto the roots of plants and suck out the life juice and make them sick or stunted.  Nematodes are great to control them without pesticide.  I’m hoping you can help me with something, I’m looking for recommendations for new cannabis podcasts to listen to.  I’m hoping to find 1-2 good ones that come out of each state that cannabis is legal in.   

Strain of the Week:  NO REVIEW THIS WEEK

Social Media: IG discoveries 

  • @Spacementgrown I discovered his feed a few months ago.  I like his cannabis photography, I like the way he frames his subjects.  
  • (Move to show artwork) @ganjagod206 has an awesome painting of the structures of a cannabis flower.  It is hands down one of the best and most descriptive images I’ve seen of a single individual cannabis flower known as a “Raceme”.  One of the first places I saw this image was with an article Mel Frank wrote called “The Cannabis Female Flower” that he wrote for O’Shaughnessy’s online.  https://beyondthc.com/the-cannabis-female-flower/    

Report from the cannabis front line: 

Barcellona cannabis https://hightimes.com/news/barcelonas-cannabis-clubs-in-limbo/ 

Pre-roll recall in Canada https://cannabis.wiki/health/pre-rolled-joints-recalled-over-possible-contamination-with-yeast-mould-and-bacteria 

Kratom FDA https://www.marijuanamoment.net/fda-seeks-public-input-on-possible-global-kratom-ban-after-domestic-scheduling-effort-stalled/ 

Cannabis and antismoking efforts https://norml.org/blog/2021/07/23/study-marijuana-legalization-laws-dont-undermine-anti-tobacco-smoking-efforts/ 

Cannabis detox https://www.insider.com/weed-detox 

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Let’s find out how to battle Broad Mites

by Rincon-Vitova Insectary

Broad Mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) 

This destructive pest lives on a wide host range. Broad mites secrete and inject a toxic growth regulator into plants as they feed. The toxin causes twisted, hardened and distorted growth and terminal leaves and flower buds become malformed. The reason broad mites are such a problem is they often go unnoticed until they are out of control. Damage can resemble watering deficiency, herbicide damage, a viral disease, micronutrient deficiency or pH imbalance. 

Identification 

Adults are almost microscopic (less than 0.2 mm long), oval, and look swollen in profile  

Light yellow-amber or green (females have a light, median stripe. Males lack the stripe).  

Two hind legs of adult females are reduced to whip-like appendages.  

The male is smaller and faster moving than the female. The male’s hind legs are enlarged for mating  

Eggs are colorless, translucent, elliptical and covered with scattered white tufts on the upper surface  

Life Cycle 

Broad mites reproduce prolifically between 70-80º F.  

Eggs hatch in two-to-three days and each female can produce 40-50 eggs.  

Female broad mites lay 30 to 76 eggs on the leaf surface. 

Un-mated females lay male eggs; mated females usually lay four female eggs for every male egg.  

The larvae hatch in 2 or 3 days, are slow moving and do not disperse far to feed.  

In 2 or 3 days, the larvae develop into a quiescent larval stage.  

Quiescent female larvae become attractive to the males, who pick them up and carry them to the new foliage. 

Females emerge & males immediately mate with them.  

Males live 5 to 9 days; females live 8 to 13 days. 

Monitoring 

Broad mites are so small – virtually invisible on the host plant even with a good hand lens. 

A 60-100x microscope is best to observe broad mites. 

Mites are usually seen on the newest leaves and terminals.  

Mites tend to crowd into crevices and buds and feed on the growing tips. 

Populations of broad mite tend to be most severe in warm, humid conditions. 

Leaf edges tend to cup up or down, become brittle and show signs of scarring. 

Leaves generally curl near the base at the petiole.  

The entire plant will lose its vibrant green color. 

Internodal growth is stunted and overall growth is underdeveloped.  

New growth can blacken and die. 

Cultural Practices 

Broad mites are difficult to control with sprays because they are protected by their habit of feeding in buds or within distorted tissue. 

Hot water treatments can control the mites without injuring the plants: use water at 109.4-120.2°F for 15 minutes. 

Heat treatments: Raise room temp to 115°F for 20 min to 1 hour. 

Take measures to improve overall plant health: compost, compost tea, beneficial microbes to support the plants 

Dust with Diatomaceous Earth: these jagged particles cut the insects and expose to desiccation & disease. It will need to be reapplied as it gets wet. [DE particle size: 10-200 micrometers (μm). Males are 100 μm, females are 200 μm]. 

Plant bean, eggplant, pepper trap crops 

Use Soap & Oil Sprays 

Avoid using pesticides: Triazoles (myclobutanil), spiromesifen, abamectin 

Abamectin: active ingredient occurs naturally, is derived from the soil micro-organism, Streptomyces avermitilis. 

PyGanic is a broad-spectrum insecticide, containing Pyrethrin that is organically compliant. 

Spider mites exposed to carbaryl (Sevin) in the laboratory reproduce faster than untreated populations.  

Carbaryl/some organophosphates/some pyrethroids favor spider mites by increasing levels of Nitrogen in leaves, which stimulates spider mites’ reproduction. These materials are highly toxic to natural enemies and pollinators  

Can cause spider mites to become abundant and damage plants after its application. Insecticides applied during hot weather usually cause dramatic spider mite outbreaks within a few days. 

Cinnamaldahyde, extracted from cinnamon also kills beneficial insects 

Bio-Control 

Predatory mites  

Application Rates: 

A good guideline is that one predator is needed for every 10 spider mites to provide control. 

More than one application may be required if you want to reduce pest populations rapidly.  

Concentrate releases in hot spots where spider mite numbers are highest.  

Once established on perennials, predatory mites may reproduce and provide biological control indefinitely  

Re-augmentation required if nonselective insecticides are applied (which kill the predators). 

Neoseiulus californicus: Persea, Avocado-Brown, Two-spotted spider mite, Pacific, Broad, Cyclamen, Eriophyids 

55°-105°F 40%-80% RH 

*Best in warm/humid conditions   

*Tolerate hot/dry G.H.                            

*Susceptible to pesticides    

*Eats other predatory mite eggs (especially Persimilis)   

Amblyseius fallacis (=Neoseiulus fallacis): Tetranychid mites, European & citrus red, Two-spotted spider mite, Spruce, Broad, Cyclamen, Pacific, Bamboo, Southern red, Bank’s grass mite 

48°-85°F >50% RH 

*OK w Persimilis & Stethorus   

*Can reproduce at cooler temps    

*Can overwinter under snow    

*Best in dense canopy  

*Avoids webbing    

*Can survive at low pest densities   

Scolothrips sexmaculatus: Six-spotted thrips: this is a predatory species of thrips 

Adults and larvae are entirely predaceous, feeding on European Red mite, cyclamen, and Tetranychus species. 

Predaceous adults can be distinguished from phytophagous thrips by three dark spots on each wing cover  

Adults are mostly pale-yellow adult.  

Nymphs are translucent white to yellow and difficult to discern from other thrips species.  

Six spotted thrips can rapidly reduce high populations, but don’t become numerous until after mites have become abundant and damaging. 

Application Rates: 

500-2,000 per acre 

Summary of Strategies 

Diligent monitoring and early detection! 

Sanitation! 

Overall plant health 

Diatomaceous Earth  

Bean, eggplant, pepper trap crops 

Soap & Oil Sprays 

Heat treatments 

Beneficial Insects 

IMGS 153: Pt. 2 The cannabis plant in Veg and a radio show.

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Show Notes:  Welcome to Ep. 153.  The radio show  

Strain of the Week:  Banana Dream:  sativa dominant hybrid strain (80% sativa/20% indica) It’s a cross of Blue Dream X Banana Cheese strains.  It has a fruity, piney and funky cheese aroma and flavor.  This flower has a 25% THC and the high started out in the back of my head swept forward to my eyeballs. I like it for that middle of day smoke break and the high wasn’t distracting.  The internet says that Banana Dream is often chosen to treat conditions such as chronic fatigue, depression, chronic pain, and migraines or headaches.

Social Media:  Friday Aug. 6 has Cheech and Chong at Libby Bowl.  Tickets are still available.   

Report from the cannabis front line: 

More about the M.O.R.E Act https://www.marijuanamoment.net/trump-clemency-recipient-says-federal-marijuana-legalization-bill-will-leave-many-prisoners-behind/ 

Driving and cannabinoid blood levels https://norml.org/news/2021/06/10/analysis-thc-per-se-thresholds-are-unreliable-indicators-of-psychomotor-impairment/ 

Conversations with:  Cannabis in Veg Pt. 2

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IMGS 152: Those Rabbits

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Show Notes:  Welcome to Ep. 152.  Thank you for hanging out.  I know the show schedule has been a little erratic.  It’s been busy around here and I’m dealing with a family medical issue, so all my time has been dedicated to dealing with that.  So thanks again for taking the time to watch and listen.  Later I will talk a little more about the cannabis plant in veg.   

Strain of the Week:   Durban Poison – Has a piney, wet dirt almost wet forest smell and taste and originates from the South African port city of Durban. It’s said that Ed Rosenthal, an American cannabis activist, discovered the original strain and brought in back to the United States in the 1970s.  It has a strong, energetic happy head high that’s great for creativity and daytime use.  It didn’t get in the way of my day but you gotta be careful.   It has a 23% THC so paranoia may be a possible side effect if you’re new to cannabis.  The internet says that Durban Poison is an effective treatment for depression and anxiety, as well as chronic pain, and it can also be helpful with nausea.  

Report from the cannabis front line:

Job Corps. https://www.marijuanamoment.net/stop-kicking-young-people-out-of-jobs-training-program-for-marijuana-congressional-chairwoman-says/ 

Get fit https://www.marijuanamoment.net/frequent-marijuana-consumers-are-actually-more-physically-active-than-non-users-study-finds-smashing-stereotypes/

Colorado new cannabis law https://norml.org/blog/2021/06/03/colorado-senate-lawmakers-advance-measure-amending-states-medical-cannabis-access-law/ 

Conversations with: Rabbits 

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Let’s talk about Root Aphids.

By Rincon-Vitova Insectary

Root aphids feed on the root system, sucking so much sap that the plants do not receive proper sustenance. Leaves turn yellow and little new growth occurs. They can move from plant to plant via the drainage holes in pots, or through irrigation water that drains from one pot to another. Root aphids tend to congregate on the outer edges of the root ball.  

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What to expect when your cannabis plant is in the Vegetative (veg) Stage.

by Alex Robles

     Take a moment to pat yourself on the back because that seedling you agonized over is now a plant in the vegetative (veg) stage.  Most new growers usually make mistakes and their plants pay with their lives before they get to veg.  So again, good job on getting your plant this far.  Now that we’re done celebrating we have to plan our work and work our plan because that plant is going to need more of our attention now. 

     I’m going to talk in some broad general terms about the cannabis plants.  The reason for this is because there’s so much variety in cannabis, it’s easy to get tangled up in the small details.  Before we start talking about the veg stage, the importance of pH, nutrient needs and pest control, let’s get to know this amazing plant a little better. 

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Get the upper hand on Ants in your garden.

by Rincon-Vitova Insectary

Ants 

There are more than 12,400 species of ants throughout the world. In California, there are about 270 species, but fewer than a dozen are important pests. Ants interfere with biological control.  Honeydew-secreting pests, like aphids, supply sweet food to the ants. In turn, ants protect the pests from beneficial insects that try to eat them. Controlling ants is important when attempting to control these honeydew producing pests. Baiting is a low risk approach that interrupts ants’ interference. Once they have found an adequate food source, they create a pheromone trail, a chemically marked highway, to and from the ant nest. More bait stations are not necessarily the answer, but strategic placement is important. 

Identification 

Ants are close relatives of bees and wasps.  

Common wingless adult forms, known as workers.  

Winged forms, which leave the nest in large numbers in warm weather to mate and establish new colonies, are often mistaken for winged termites. 

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Where in the backyard are you going to put your cannabis garden?

by Alex Robles

  Warning: When you do anything cannabis related at home, please look up and read your local and state cannabis regulations.  This way you know what your rights and limitations are.

     The temperature is warming up, spring is coming.  If you’re anything like me, you’re not just daydreaming about what fruits and vegetables are going in our garden this year.  We’re also thinking about which cannabis veritals/strain we want to grow this year.  But before we put any cannabis seeds in the soil, let’s talk about some things we need to think about when we’re looking for the best place to locate our cannabis garden.  

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Knowing is half the battle when it comes to fighting Earwigs in our gardens.

By Rincon-Vitova Insectary

Earwigs 

Easily recognizable pests in the garden and active at night, earwigs hide in tight, dark, moist places during the day. True omnivores, they actually are important predators of aphids, insect eggs, but will eat almost all parts of flowering plants, especially soft tissue, like newly forming buds in cannabis.  

Identification 

The adult body is about 3/4 inch long and reddish brown.  

Most species have wings under short, hard wing covers, but they seldom fly.  

Two appendages that resemble forceps at the tail end of body are used for defense, mating, and capturing prey. 

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Fighting off the Leafhopper in your garden.

by Rincon-Vitovo Insectary

Leafhoppers 

Leafhoppers feed on leaves and stems with piercing sucking mouthparts that extract a bit of fluid from the plant. Most have insignificant effects. A few species cause small, light flecking/stippling injury may occur at the feeding site. Black sooty mold is a secondary outbreak from their honeydew. Although some leafhoppers transmit plant pathogens that cause diseases of crops none of these leafhopper-vectored plant diseases are presently known to affect hemp.  

Identification 

Leafhopper adults are slender, wedge-shaped, and less than or about equal to 1/4-inch long.  They have varying colors; some species are brightly colored, while others blend with their host plant.  Leafhoppers are quite active; they crawl rapidly sideways or readily jump when disturbed.  Sometimes leafhoppers can be confused with aphids or lygus bugs: Lygus can be identified by their red-tipped antennae.  Aphids can be distinguished by two “tailpipe” structures (cornicles) protruding from their hind end.  1 or more long rows of spines on the hind legs distinguish leafhoppers from most other insects they may resemble. 

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