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Open Letter to the city council about outdoor cannabis consumption event.

Written by on 30 July 2022

By The Alex Greetings City Council member, this is the collective voice of Green Coast Radio (https://www.greencoastradio.com/).  We are reaching out today because we want to give you our thoughts about allowing outdoor cannabis sale and consumption events in our communities. It turns out that legal cannabis isn’t the evil that’s going to undermine the […]

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Clakamas Cootz’s (Super Soil) Mix!

Written by on 19 July 2022

Water Only TLO – Can be combined with Teas!!! Base mix: 1. 1/3 sphagnum peat moss 2. 1/3 aération (perlite, pumice, lava rock, rice hulls, etc.) 3. 1/3 HIGH QUALITY compost and/or worm casting To every 1 cubic foot (~7.5 gallons) of the base mix add : 1. 1/2 cup kelp meal 2. 1/2 cup […]

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The grayness of Powdery Mildew will make you cry.

Written by on 19 July 2022

    Powdery Mildew by Rincon-Vitova Insectory Powdery mildew (PM) is the most important fungal disease of cannabis, but also one of the most easily managed of the foliar diseases. It is a fungus that grows on the upper surface of leaves and parasitizes surface cells. Affected cells may be killed, causing brown areas on […]

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Thrips

Written by on 8 June 2022

By Rincon-Vitova Insectary   Thrips  Thrips cause damage that is similar to spider mites; they tend to scrape the leaf surface to extract the chlorophyll. Thrips are tiny pests, capable of limited flight. Thrips damage plants by feeding on leaf and flower tissue, leaving a silvery appearance. They also lay eggs in leaves and flower […]

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If you see butterflies/moths you’re going to get Caterpillars in your cannabis.

Written by on 8 June 2022

  By Rincon-Vitova Insectary Caterpillars (& Moths)  “Caterpillar” is the common name for the larvae of members of the order Lepidoptera (the insect order comprising butterflies and moths). Armyworms and cutworms generally eat seedlings. Bollworms and budworms typically feed on seeds and inside flowers. Hemp Borer and European corn borer are often found inside of […]

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Russet Mites

Written by on 21 May 2022

Russet Mites (Aculops cannabicola)  By Rincon Vitova Insectary Hemp russet mites are hard to control if they get started in the garden.  Extremely high populations of mites may build in late summer which damage maturing buds/flowers and reduce yield and quality. They feed on foliage, including petioles, meristems and leaves. Russet mites feed on stigmas […]

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Root Aphids suck on your Roots

Written by on 1 April 2022

by Rincon-Vitova Instectary Root Aphids (Pemphigus populivenae)   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 […]

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Aphids will zap the sap out of your plants.

Written by on 1 April 2022

by Rincon-Vitova Insectary Aphids  Aphids suck plant sap, which causes distortion of leaves and shoots and reduces plant vigor. As aphids feed, they produce sticky honeydew, which attracts sooty molds, and reduces photosynthetic capacity. Some species also transmit plant viruses.  Identification  Aphids are soft-bodied, pear-shaped insects, 1/16-1/8 inch long.  Most are wingless, but some have […]

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Whiteflies in your cannabis garden might make you cry..

Written by on 1 April 2022

  by Rincon-Vitova Insectary        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 […]

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Ants in the garden are more then a pest.

Written by on 21 March 2022

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 […]

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