This week we sit down with Mathew Gates, also know as Synchangel on Instagram. He is an IPM or Integrated Pest Management Specialist. Many of our listeners follow him for his advice and information on pests that cause harm to plants, specifically cannabis. You can find him and his videos on YouTube here. We cover the 5 units of IPM, rice root aphids, hemp aphids, caterpillars, cannabis viruses and effects on humans, IPM resistance, using oils, chemicals, bacteria, and the story behind the California/Oregon star thistle issue that caused people to claim roadsides were treated with russet mites to get these particular tumble weeds under control. This one is chock full of good cannabis pest knowledge so take a seat and join us with a bowl while we talk all things bugs on this episode of The Dirt Show.
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