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How to Prevent Mites From Invading Your Greenhouse

University of Florida (UF) researchers have released their latest insights on mites known to attack hemp plants in Florida.

For growers contemplating — and who have begun — growing hemp as part of farm trials associated with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Industrial Hemp Pilot Project, this latest release focuses on lessons learned and provides detailed information on three major groups of mites. The mites, which can be lethal to hemp grown in Florida fields and greenhouses, are hemp russet mites, broad mites, and spider mites.

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Sustainable Ways To Deal With Greenhouse Insects

Growing inside a greenhouse provides your plants with a certain amount of protection from harsh weather conditions, but pests can still become an issue. Because your plants are tightly packed together in a confined area, it's especially important to prevent an infestation before it affects your entire grow operation. While the best defense is an exceptional offense, should pests find their way in, eliminate them before they spread to the rest of your plants using sustainable methods to improve your carbon footprint.

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Pest Infestations: Safeguarding Your Indoor Grow

 

Pests have been a problem for farmers since the dawn of time. Growing nutritious plants is a veritable buffet for insects. In the past, growers were limited to crop dusting with harmful chemicals. But things have changed, at least for some. 

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