Just like any other agricultural product, cannabis and hemp too are subject to insects and pests affecting the plant. However, unlike other crops, cannabis and hemp are trickier to take care of when it comes to crop protection and pest management. “One of the main reasons is that the pharmaceutical influence on this subset of horticulture asks growers to bring their A game,” says Randal Raney with Clean Crop Solutions. “The big amount of regulations prevents growers from using any chemical solutions that can be potentially dangerous to end consumers.” Thus, Randal points out that there is a huge need for solutions that are compliant with the regulations, but above all are truly effective at the end of the day. “That is why with Clean Crop Solutions we offer something that boosts the plant’s natural self-defense mechanism, making it healthier, but mostly, safe to consume.”
Preventing crop loss
According to Randal, another problem of the cannabis industry directly related to the challenges of crop protection is the number of not so knowledgeable growers within the sector. “Growing is not an easy endeavor, especially if one aims at tackling the medical market,” Randal points out. “There is a number of not competent enough growers that do not want to use funds to take care of pest management, as if an easy and cheap solution actually solves the problem.” Randal further explains that if any pest or chemical residue is found on the end products, these will be pulled off the shelves, “or even worse, one might be forced to destroy a large part of their crop, which most of the times results in an incredible loss of revenue.”
A natural solution
That is exactly where Clean Crop Solutions come into play. “Clean Crop Solutions is approved and B-25 exempt under FIFRA 25(b) regulations,” Randal says. “The formulation has been successfully used on Fusarium wilt, botrytis, white powdery mold, mildew, fungi, bacteria, white flies, aphids, russet mites and other insects/larvae issues, whereby after consistent regime treatment, the problem is effectively eliminated.” However, most importantly, the Clean Crop solution is non-hazardous and is quickly biodegradable, safe on skin, clothes and around animals.
Randal takes care to explain what the Clean Crop solution entails. “It is a colloidal solution that does not contain any petroleum solvents, caustics, phosphates, nitrates, or silicates. It has no adverse side effects for humans or animals. The Colloidal solution contains sub-microscopic particles called micelles. Through a special blending process of plant extracts, colloids, sequestrates, surfactants and hyper-wetting agents, these nano-sized particles are the workhorse behind this technology.”
In other words, according to Randal, Clean Crop’s solution aids the Systemic Acquired Resistance in Plants (SAR). “The SAR refers to a distinct transduction pathway that plays an important role in the ability of plants to defend themselves against pathogens. Generally speaking, it supports the resilience towards extreme environmental temperatures, overall health, vigor, and potency of the plant.”
How to use it
“The product needs to be sprayed all over the plants, including underneath the leaves, the stem, and so on,” Randal says. “It can be easily used in irrigation systems and fog systems, and can be put on top of the water to maximize its distribution throughout the crop. It is important to point out that it does not clog the nozzles, it actually cleans them.” Clean Crop Solutions is active globally, and the company is capable of shipping its product worldwide. “We have a unique solution for a very pressing problem within the cannabis industry.
Our goal is to provide this to the whole sector to allow growers and companies to improve their yield, and to grow better and healthier plants.” Randal concludes that (IPM) Pest Management, is the single most important part of the Productivity, and Health of the Plant. "This should be a priority built into the Business Model for Investment Groups, and start up of companies in the Hemp, and Cannabis Industry. This single issue does several things. It maximizes the Plants Potential, it increases Profits for the company, and the investors. Many operations never see a plant reach maturity."
"By using Clean Crop Solutions, it saves time in the process of suiting up in protective gear in treating the Plants. (This takes time and saves Man Hours) It's safe, and very effective if the directions are followed. Fertilizers, and Nutrients, can be reduced in the growing process because of the unique Colloidal Blend of Clean Crop Solutions."
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