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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Some best practices for fighting White Flies.

by Rincon-Vitova Insectary

Whiteflies 

Whiteflies are not flies but are related to honeydew producing pests like aphids, scales, mealybugs. They have piercing, needlelike mouthparts to suck sap from plants. Large populations can cause plant distortion, discoloration, yellow or silvering of leaves, leaves to fall off plants, and serious crop losses. Some whiteflies transmit viruses to certain vegetable crops. Most common species, Greenhouse and sweet potato (=tobacco/bemesia tabaci) Silverleaf (Bemesia agentifolii) whitefly, have a wide host range. Whiteflies breed all year round in warmer parts of California, moving from one host to another as plants are harvested or dry up. 

Identification 

Adults are 1/16 inch long moth-like insects with yellowish bodies, short antennae, and white wings.  

Nymphs are wingless, flat, oval-shaped and almost resemble scale insects.  

All stages feed by sucking plant juices from leaves and excrete honeydew, which often attracts ants.  

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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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IMGS podcast Ep. 143: Vincent Bitetti from Green Goddess Supply.

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Show Notes: Welcome to Ep. 143.  Later I’ll talk with Vincent Bitetti from GreenGoddess Supply.    

Strain of the Week: Miracle Alien Cookies (MAC) – is a cross of Alien Cookies with Starfighter and Columbian. MAC was great for me, a good daytime smoke.  It kept me focused and energized.  It has a nice citrus, wet soil, rosey, light powdered sugar aroma and taste.  This also gave me munchies hard.    

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IMGS Ep. 141: White Labeling cannabis and hemp products Pt. 1

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Show Notes:  Welcome to ep 141. “Cannabis by The Sea” magazine is our newest sponsor, find them at https://www.cbtsmagazine.com/.   White labeling cannabis products with the help of Rodney Medina.  

Strain of the Week: Legend OG – is a cross OG Kush with a mystery strain. This is a mellow, sleepy indica, it is not a middle of the day weed unless you’re about to go down for a nap.  It has a nice flowery, over ripe fruit smell and taste.  

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Controlling Grasshoppers in our gardens

by Rincon-Vitova Insectary

Grasshoppers

Most grasshoppers are general feeders, but they prefer young green plants and some annual flowers. Chewing mouthparts make large, round, smooth holes in leaves. Heavy infestations can strip plants to stalks. During major outbreaks they feed on almost any green plant, and damage may occur over a considerably longer period.

Identification

Hind legs, have greatly enlarged femurs, are well adapted for jumping. 

Antennae are relatively short versus crickets and katydids, which have long antennae. 

Most are winged and are good fliers, although a few species are flightless.

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How to control Fungus Gnats in your garden.

by Rincon-Vitova Insectary

Fungus Gnats 

Fungus gnats are common pest of indoor plants in wet environments where algae and fungus grow. Infested plants lose vigor, color, and pesky flies are seen emerging from the soil, especially during watering. Larval stage feeds on tender roots/root hairs and often transmits the soil-borne fungi which cause root rots: Pythium spp., and Fusarium spp, Phytopthera spp. 

Identification 

Fungus gnats are often confused with shore flies, but can be distinguished by their long, beadlike antennae, their long legs, and their wings which have a prominent “Y”-shaped vein. 

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IMGS #136: My last Canna-Butter for 2020

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Show Notes:   Welcome to 2021, this is Ep. 136. I hope Christmas and New Years went well for everyone.  We’ve been through a lot this crazy year.  We saw the conversation about cannabis go from “why do we need it”l to essential in an instant. I want to welcome all the new home growers who started growing this crazy year. Virtual Events  Made butter with the Magical butter Machine, and didn’t make a video, small kitchen and too many cooks.  I’ve been putting butter in almost everything I eat or drink lately.  Here’s what I used.

  • 21oz of clarified butter (3 tubs of 7oz each)
  • 1 Tbsp of  Lecithin per cup of butter
  • 7.3g homegrown trim, maybe 15% THC hard to tell and 3.7g of Maui Wowie 19% THC  For a total of 11g of cannabis at about 16% THC and that’s what I based my math on.
  • Decarboxylated it at 250 degrees F for 25min.  I cover my baking sheet with foil, some people do this uncovered.
  • Put butter, Lecithin and flower in the Magical butter Machine and set for 2hrs at 165 degrees F setting.

Now for the math:  The totals are rounded up.  

  • 1g = 1000mg
  • 11g = 11,000mg
  • 11,000 x 16% (THC) = 1,760mg of THC
  • 1,760 divided by 21oz (butter) = 84mg THC per oz of butter or 18mg THC per tsp
  • Each 7oz tub of butter has 586mg THC more or less.

Strain of the Week:  Strawberry Banana aka Strawnana – Banana Kush and the “Strawberry” phenotype of Bubble Gum, This flower had a nice sweet fruity flavor and aroma, I love a fruity bud.  It came in at 22% THC, it was an indica leaning but not too bad.  It was a nice level headspace, didn’t rob my motivation the way some indicas in the 20’s% can.  If I was working it was easy to stay on task, I didn’t get distracted or lose my train of thought.  I did find it too mellow to hang out with friends, if I smoked more than 1 joint at a time it gave me couchlock.   Autumn Brands  

    From Leafly on Phenotype Two things influence the structural formation of any given cannabis plant: genetics and environment. The plant’s genetic makeup, also called a genotype, acts as a blueprint for growth: it allows a spectrum of physical possibilities, but it is up to the environment to induce these characteristics. The physical expression of a genotype is referred to as a phenotype, which is simply defined as the traits that the environment pulls out from the plant’s genetic code

Report from the cannabis front line:

Voters in Arizona (nov 30, 2020), Montana (Jan 1, 2021), New Jersey (Jan 1, 2021) and South Dakota (July 1, 2021) approved measures legalizing recreational marijuana.

Oregon decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of street drugs such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.  I couldn’t find when that goes or went in affect.

Canna-Jerky https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-news/yukon-government-announces-local-jerky-products-possibly-containing-thc-have-been-voluntarily-recalled  

Drug offence and college https://norml.org/news/2020/12/23/congressional-package-repeals-ban-on-student-aid-to-those-with-past-drug-convictions/ 

More cannabis research every year https://norml.org/news/2020/12/23/record-number-of-scientific-papers-published-in-2020-about-cannabis/

Conversations with:   I want to thank everyone who helps me put the show together. All my friends who give me technical help and keep agreeing to come on the show when I ask them to. My buddy Rodney Medina, Justin Benton from 101CBD, CannaQueen from CannaQueen Genetics, Barbara from SBVende.com, Dr Jake Felice, Christina from Sespe Creek Collective, Patrick Goggin from Hoban Law Group.  Thank you to everyone who’s been on the show.   

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