PESTS & DISEASE

  1. September 27, 2019

    IDENTIFYING AND TREATING GROW ROOM PESTS

    Identifying and Treating Grow Room Pests

    It's likely that however well you run your grow room, at some point, you'll have to deal with grow room pests. Pest sprays and insecticides can be worth looking into for severe infestations, but in many cases, it’s possible to use a natural biological control (predators) to get rid of your pests and return your plants to health. 

    The first step to treating your grow room pests is to identify which pest is plaguing your plants. In our experience, the most common pests are Red Spider Mite, Thrips, Sciarid Fly (Fungus Gnats) and Aphids. We’ve put together a guide on how to identify the various pests you may come into contact with, and how to treat them. 

    Red Spider Mite - Tetranychus Urticae

    How Do I Know if I Have Red Spider Mite? 

    Spider Mites are really small insects which grow to around 1mm in size. Spider Mites thrive in warm environments with low-to-medium humidity, and have a short reproductive cycle. From egg to adult takes about 14 days at 21°C, and less than a week at 30°C.

    Using a magnifying loupe will help you to see them a little clearer. With a smart phone, you can see this with our Phone Scope.

    The first signs of a spider mite infection is leaf damage, a fine pale mottling on the upper leaf surface. The u

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  2. July 07, 2015

    GROW ROOM UPDATE

    Grow Room Update

    In our large  trojan 120 x 240 tent grow room, using a new sun master i grow 4 way controllergrow ballast and an air cooled supernova reflector,  our vegetables and fruits (believe it or not, chilli peppers are fruits! ) which are planted in the new DNA Ultimate soil  are thriving!   

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    We now have  a second ear of corn!

     

           
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  3. July 02, 2015

    POWDERY MILDEW

    Powdery Mildew

    In our trojan 120 x 240 tent grow room which is using a new sun master igrow 4 way controller, ballasts and an air cooled supernova reflector, we are also growing some courgettes and pumpkin plants.

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    Unfortunately, these are suffering from powdery mildew which is an easily spread fungal disease identifiable by its white powdery spots.

    We have treated our affected plants with the atak spray by optic foliar today. We are currently waiting to see results and will update you with any developments and our next course of action.

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