Plants grown indoors can have lots of pest and production issues. This Workshop will provide an overview of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and good agricultural practices. Colorado Pesticide Applicator recertification core credits (3 CECs) will be provided.
IPM requires the correct pest identification. Then the choice of a management strategy, including pesticides. When pesticides are used special considerations are necessary.
The most common diseases of cannabis will be discussed. These include Powdery Mildew, Botrytis, Pythium spp., Rhizoctonia and viruses.
The most common insects of cannabis will be discussed. These include mites, thrips, aphids, whiteflies, root aphids, and fungus gnats.
Good general agricultural practices, such as sanitation help prevent disease and insect spread. The importance of implementing good agricultural practices will be emphasized.
A discussion of how biorational and biopesticide products work.
There are obstacles to getting pesticides for legal use in cannabis. An overview of the FIFRA Section 24 (c) - State Local Needs Registration process will be provided.