IMGS #162: Is California over producing legal cannabis?

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Show Notes: Welcome to Ep. 162.  I went to the Oxnard Beach Festival last weekend and saw Ozomatli.  They’re one of my favorite bands and great to see live.  So speaking of music and cannabis, we are launching an online radio station dedicated to cannabis.  If your a local unsigned bad send in your song to be played.  Spotify Playlist:  Just staring at my plants, watering day. 

Report from the cannabis front line: 

Soldier cannabis https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58176125?mc_cid=518c64aa53&mc_eid=cdb017092f 

Cannabis glove recall https://thecannabisindustry.org/member-blog-food-safe-gloves-cause-cannabis-recall/?mc_cid=518c64aa53&mc_eid=cdb017092f 

Maricopa expungement  

California has mixed cannabis signals     –https://www.marijuanamoment.net/california-shattered-marijuana-tax-revenue-record-in-latest-fiscal-year-state-reports/?mc_cid=f151f865f3&mc_eid=aaaef53264

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/08/23/cannabis-farmers-barely-breaking-even-as-price-per-pound-plummets-2/?mc_cid=518c64aa53&mc_eid=cdb017092f 

https://mjbizdaily.com/falling-prices-in-california-marijuana-wholesale-market-alarms-some-growers/ 

https://eastbayexpress.com/taxing-thc-federal-legalization-of-cannabis-could-make-costs-in-california-much-much-higher/?mc_cid=ce6a3a697a&mc_eid=cdb017092f 

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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 155: Mike Siegel from Ground Game Texas.

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Show Notes: Welcome to Ep. 155  Later I will talk with Mike Siegel from Ground Game Texas.

Strain of the Week: Blue Banana – Is a cross of Blue Dream Haze x Banana OG and is sativa-dominate with a 26% THC.  This flower has a smell and flavor of overripe bananas and sweet berries.  This weed is a bit of a creeper so be aware, it sneaks up on you and it gave me the munchies.  The internet says it’s that patients use it for swift relief of symptoms associated with chronic pain, depression, nausea, appetite loss and insomnia.  

Social Media: 

Report from the cannabis front line: 

NJ gifting cannabis https://www.ganjapreneur.com/new-jersey-warns-five-companies-against-cannabis-gifting/ 

Jerusalem study https://m.jpost.com/health-science/medical-cannabis-may-be-effective-for-young-epilepsy-patients-671674/amp?mc_cid=6dc687a6b9&mc_eid=cdb017092f 

Conversations with:  Mike Siegel from Ground Game Texas

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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 Ep.129: A windy weekend camping at the lake and spider mite IPM.

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Show Notes: Welcome to Ep. 129.  I was out at Lake Casitas and recorded this episode while I was there.  Sorry about the wind noise, the rain rolled in. 

 I hope everyone had a good Halloween and Dia de los Muertos.  The election, which states got legal cannabis.  And an IPM question.  Product review “Peach Ring” batter, thanks to Sespe Creek Collective in Ojai for sending that over.  A word about dab straws/ nectar collectors, sticky teeth.  Congrats to Justin Benton for his new podcast The Miracle Plant.  Yellow sticky traps and cotton balls.

Strain of the Week:  Gorilla Snacks – the internet says it’s a cross of of GG4 and Guinness, a Scooby Snacks F3 backcross.  23% THC  It has a strong aroma with pungent notes of pine, spicy musk and some sweetness at the end.  It was a fun, happy, chatty, high, no racy feeling.  It was a bit distracting   

Social Media:   IPM Spider Mites (SM) during flowering @lonestar_grows.  They’re a common pest that is easy to miss because they don’t fly so yellow sticky cards don’t give you a clear picture of SM pest pressure.  Regular bush bean plants do very well at attracting mites and help me monitor them better.  Keep bean plants in a small pot or cup that can be removed for the grow space. I also go for predator, ladybug common but seasonal.  I use Green Lacewing eggs/larvae because they’re available to me from RinconVitova.  Predatory mites like Phytoseiulus persimilis and Amblyseius californicus, and a predatory midge called Feltiella acarisuga can be put out as soon as you see spider mites on the bean plants.  I don’t spray anything on my flower plants, doesn’t matter how many weeks of flower are in.  The moisture could help certain molds and fungus take hold and ruin the bud.  It could also change the taste of the bud.  A buddy of mine swears by pyrethrum foggers but no later than week two of flower because it could leave a taste.  The most important thing to do is break down and clean the grow space.  Figure out how they got in and what helped them thrive.  Start your IPM with correcting that and build from there.  

Yellow sticky traps  –  mimic a dying weak leaf or mimic a yellow flower.  

  • Cinnamon Oil – thrips, leafminers, Japanese beetles
  • Melissa Oil – fungus gnats, thrips, horse flies, deer flies
  • Lemon Oil – fungus gnats, mealybugs, scale, thrips, Japanese beetles
  • Peppermint Oil – Cucumber beetle

Report from the cannabis front line: 

8,000 Lbs a day https://www.ganjapreneur.com/dea-seeking-contractor-who-can-incinerate-8000-pounds-of-cannabis-per-day/?mc_cid=06fffe2aed&mc_eid=cdb017092f 

Millions of Americans 

Older Adults and cannabis https://hightimes.com/news/study-finds-seniors-use-cannabis-treat-symptoms-aging/?mc_cid=06fffe2aed&mc_eid=cdb017092f 

The Election Results:  

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