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Mar 28, 2022

The one and only Matthew Gates from Zenthanol consulting is back on GrowCast to drop some serious knowledge! Today Matthew talks about the wide range of relationships between pest, insect, and microbe. He goes on to discuss the different types of relationship, some desirable to the gardener, while others are detrimental. This leads to a conversation about insects who aren't considered pests, but can often become problems if their population gets out of control or the ecosystem becomes unbalanced. Matthew also extrapolates on the cannabis plant's natural defense systems, and how we should be looking at pest dispersal. Matthew wraps up the show by talking about the relationship between brix levels and pest resistance, while also discussing the canopy aphids ability to digest high levels of sugar without any harm being done to them- despite a common misconception that their digestive systems cannot handle those levels of sugar...

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