August 6

From Cultural to Chemical Control: How to Implement an Effective IPM Plan for Cannabis

237 Kearny Street,
#9230,
San Francisco, CA, 94108, United States

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Join InSpire for our next in-depth webinar designed specifically for cannabis cultivators. Previously in this series, we introduced the concept of cultural control and its impact on cannabis plant health and vitality. Now we’ll be examining the balance between creating optimal indoor conditions for plants to thrive, while simultaneously avoiding conditions for pests to thrive. Even a small outbreak can quickly lead to crop loss and destroyed revenue, as all legal markets conduct testing for biological contaminants like yeasts, molds and bacteria as well as residual pesticides. 

A comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program and Integrated Microbe Management (IMM) program are critical to success in indoor horticulture, and help to mitigate risk and protect your investment. Cultural control is the foundation of every good IPM/IMM plan, which prioritizes prevention over attempted eradication. 

Industry experts Robbie Batts and Jesse Porter will bring their decades of experience in cultivation science and technology to guide the conversation and answer your questions. 

- Review the concept of pest management and understand the “disease triangle,” which encompasses the host, the pathogen and the environment

- Discover the factors of a comprehensive IPM/IMM plan and learn how to create and implement an effective strategy

- Explore the role of environmental control in IPM/IMM and the related impact on plant health and vitality

- Discuss legal guidelines and regulations in regards to pest management 

- Explain methods of analysis to determine if your IPM/IMM plan is successful

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