A well-known integrated pest management system, known as diatomaceous earth, has been approved for Canada’s cannabis cultivation. This pesticide is comprised of silicon dioxide – a natural substance. (1) What is diatomaceous earth and where did it come from? In reality, diatomaceous earth, or diatomite, is simply a sedimentary rock. Diatoms are single-celled algae that […]
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Agriculture is a bug-filled industry that must put in work to remain clean. Soil fumigants are a major controversy in this regard. But, with outdoor cannabis cultivation license approvals now on the rise, Health Canada‘s Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) approved a fumigant for cannabis farms – chloropicrin (trichloronitromethane.) Two fumigants are approved for Canada’s outdoor […]
With so many chemical and “biological” pesticides, you might ask if there is anything more natural available? During this series, there has been one more addition. It’s an extract of a plant related to the Japanese invasive species – Knotweed. This knotweed extract uses terpenes, but mostly natural phenols, to repel pests. That is unless […]
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