Hemp is known for being a more durable, resilient plant when it comes to pests and disease. However, hemp can still be vulnerable to mold concerns, especially for those cultivating hemp for CBD. Since hemp flower is prone to absorbing moisture, this reveals a vulnerability for mold issues. If mold appears on your hemp crops, it can rapidly impact your farm leading to reduced yields and even a completely ruined harvest. For farmers interested in planting CBD seed in Alaska, here’s what you need to know when it comes to mold prevention and treatment.
Mold is a type of fungus that can spread through the air through its microscopic spores that land on various surfaces. Mold serves as a decomposer in nature, helping break down organic material and return the nutrients to the soil. Mold needs the following things to thrive: moisture, stagnant air, darkness, and humidity. When it comes to planning mold prevention, it’s best to eliminate these important ingredients that are required for growth.
As mentioned before, the best prevention tactic is to withhold the key ingredients needed for mold to grow. Greenhouses are always recommended for outdoor growing since they allow you to better control the environment. While hemp cultivation is more popular outdoors due to lower financial investment and limited infrastructure, there are still mold prevention techniques that you can utilize for your farm.
Being proactive is crucial for mold treatment. Checking plants daily and identifying any potential molds in the early stages is important for the success of your farm. If there are just a few mold spots, you may be able to save the plant by removing the impacted areas. If the plant is already deeply impacted, it’s best to remove the plant and monitor the other plants in its surroundings. Hemp treatment will vary on a case to case basis– consult with an experienced hemp farmer for more guidance.
CBD Seed Co. is honored to provide some of the most resilient CBD seed available on the market. We’ve spent over five years in research and development in order to create the strongest genetics with high CBD low THC ratios. For more information regarding how to prevent and treat mold, please contact us!