How Mildew Affects Profits in Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

If more states move to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, dispensaries to meet demand are becoming increasingly prevalent. As the business of growing marijuana for medicinal use expands, methods of improving crop production, automation, and reducing the cost of growing must be given serious consideration. In a hydroponic dispensary, one of the most preventable causes of lost benefit is a form of fungus known as powdery mildew.Feel free to find more information at top dispensaries in Portland area.

Powdery mildew is a very common fungus, and many farmers and gardeners are well aware of it. It raises a specific issue for marijuana growers, however. In an atmosphere characterized by high humidity and mid-range temperatures, the fungus thrives. Unfortunately, since these are also the conditions in which cannabis grows best, this makes marijuana plants highly vulnerable to powdery mildew. Plants that are contaminated with powdery mildew will start displaying white patches that, if not treated, will eventually spread to cover the plant. The mildew will gradually cover the plant as the fungus begins to reproduce, killing it in the process.

Needless to say, in terms of the crop yield and profitability of a medical dispensary, a fungus of this type can cause a great deal of harm. There are some kinds of commercial fungicide that can destroy mildew before it advances too far. Unfortunately, these chemicals can only be used during certain periods of the marijuana plants’ life cycle without adversely impacting their wellbeing. One plant that becomes contaminated with powdery mildew would easily cause it to spread to others in the favorable atmosphere given by a hydroponic dispensary, raising the overall business cost of using these fungicides. In any case, the presence of this fungus cuts into the bottom line benefit.

The installation of commercial grade air purification systems is one choice for medical marijuana dispensaries that wish to prevent problems with mildew. Mold and mildew spores can be eliminated from the air by large-capacity air purifiers using one of several carbon filters before they have a chance to grow on plants, decreasing the risk of an infection spreading to the crop. It also provides a safe working atmosphere for dispensary workers that would otherwise be exposed to mold spores. Ultraviolet lamps, which can neutralize mold spores in the air and help avoid mildew infestations, are also fitted with many commercial air purifiers.

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Left Coast Connection (A Chalice Farms Cannabis Dispensary)
10055 NE Glisan St, Portland, Oregon 97220
(971) 407-3049

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