Ive been given so much good info from y'all for the past while, so I think Im gonna
give some back.
PESTS...its that time of year again. Actually, its always that time of year for us indoor
growers. Each day, I am going to hilite a different pest of MJ. I will give a description,
pics if I can, and a treatment. I am starting this thread in this forum because we are
the ones that deal with this constantly, year round.
I back up my info, as I am a University educated Biologist.
Now I dont do that gig anymore - I am a restaurant owner in downtown Vancouver.
My hobby now is growin weed and studying my love of Biology.
Enough of me, now lets get it on...
Plant pests will always be a problem for us Indoor Growers. An infestation or infection can kill all of your plants very quickly. Minor pest attacks can stunt plant development, which prevents them from achieving optimal growth, or even cause Hermies.
Of course, some strains can cope with pest attacks better than others. Some experts might even tell u that a little pest attack only serves to "harden the plant a little bit".
Although stress brought on by pest attacks can cause the plant to produce its budz and foliage more vigorously - there is a fine line between "hardening" up a plant and causing
the hermie condition to rear its ugly head, along with stunted growth.
You should really keep in mind that, outdoors, pests have to contend with the forces of nature and predators - but pests will THRIVE in a clean, healthy indoor environment and spread very quickly.
*** As a result, we, as indoor growers, can expect pest attacks to be more frequent and damaging indoors than outdoors. Indoors, any pest attacks must be dealt with swiftly and decisively. Please feel free to PM me anytime with a question or request.
Good growin y'all.
Edited by Freakbro1, 07 May 2010 - 07:38 PM.