What is diatomaceous earth and why is it used for cannabis cultivation?

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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Pesticides used on cannabis: A 2020 Recap

A lot went down in the cannabis pesticides world in 2020. Health Canada‘s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) gave new approvals for, or re-approved, nearly two dozen sprays for cannabis cultivation. In a much needed 2020 recap, let’s explore new and old pesticides used on cannabis. Here today, gone tomorrow (and back again) Some pesticides […]

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Cannabis Nutrients: Regulating Plant Food

Cannabis might not need chemically formulated foliar pesticides sprayed onto it, but it does need to eat food to maintain its own pest management capabilities. All of that THC, CBD, and rich, dank aroma does not just come from water! Canadian cannabis producers have a huge list of nutrients, plant growth regulators, and supplements to […]

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