Root rot in marijuana

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We must avoid the marijuana plant to rot. The plant is rotting when the leaves begin to turn yellow and stop growing. Cure the rot is very complicated, so, we must prevent at all costs the plant sick and this can be done with simple care.

The root rot, scientifically known as Phytophthora
The root rot, scientifically known as Phytophthora

The root rot, scientifically known as Phytophthora, when the leaves of the plant occurs and also even stems buds, put first yellow, brown and then eventually end up falling. The leaves are disappearing and the plant dies.

The root rot arises especially in spring or autumn and when the temperature is between 15 and 24 degrees Celsius. It can occur when the following circumstances: the floor of the plant is too wet, or the plant is in a soil too hot, or has been used in excess fertilizer for cannabis high in nitrogen.

As regards the inside of the plant, the roots, they will also becoming brown (healthy root is white) because longer absorb food; and even the stem also may become brownish color.

When the plant is sick, little can be done. There are people who, seeing the leaves change color, try to irrigate more ground to believe that is due to the lack of water and precisely the opposite effect occurs: the problem is exacerbated.

Once you start to yellow leaves, the cannabis plant can die in just seven days.



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As it mentioned previously, once the plant is the root rot disease is impossible to cure. But what it does do is to guide the care of the marijuana plant to prevent and avoid, as far as possible, the plant becomes ill.

Funki Fungi BAC / Stimulator based substrate Mycorrhizas
Funki Fungi BAC / Stimulator based substrate Mycorrhizas

You can start by choosing a suitable substrate for the marijuana plant, a substrate that does not retain much moisture. You can choose, for example, Funki Fungi BAC / stimulator Mycorrhizas based substrat, a product that caters to the roots of food, water and nutrients needed for the plant to grow rapidly and vigor. Do not be obsessed with watering the plant and you have to keep the soil with good drainage so moisture does not build up. As for irrigation, do not take a hot water plant and not water it in the middle of the day, better early in the morning or late afternoon. If the plant is watered manually, you should be done slowly to avoid running water make holes in the ground and also to prevent the roots are not damaged. It should be added that cannabis is a plant that gets used for irrigation to be provided, that is, if a plant is accustomed to a certain amount of water must be maintained the same amount of water throughout the growing season.

In addition, change the crop water every 15 days. Also, the soil temperature must not be too high. We must also keep clean the whole environment of our crop: utensils, land, and even our hands (it is important that before handling the plant we have washed your hands with soap and water). Even the air must be clean, and this is achieved by aerating the growing area at least once a day for a few minutes.

Yes, unfortunately it is too late and the plant has fallen ill have to get rid of the land where it has been because it is contaminated and all that is planted there run the risk of becoming ill.

stone bubble
stone bubble

You can also prevent root rot using a stone bubble as those with aquariums and thus can ensure that the water used has sufficient oxygen.

The root rot affects less to the crops grown in dry land because they receive little water (though the nutrient intake is also lower and the harvest, therefore, will not be as plentiful). This type of dry land crop pests do not affect them much because they are not subjected to excessive moisture, so it is a kind of ideal crop. Of course, if the owner of the crop live in a humid place, there is no choice but to grow there.

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Taking good care of the roots

For cultivating marijuana, surely one of the most important aspects is the number and quality of buds you can get. But we must not forget that the most important part of a plant are its roots. These, supply water, minerals and nutrients that all plants need. If the root of marijuana is healthy, the whole plant, including buds, grow healthy. So now you know: also watch what is not.

also watch what is not
also watch what is not

In PEV Grow we want to help you avoid at all costs the root rot and for this you can find on our website the Trichoderma harzianum: protect plants and roots , it is a beneficial fungus that protects the roots of the cannabis plant. This fungus colonizes the roots of the plant by increasing the uptake of nutrients and water and protecting them from diseases. The fungus forms a shield around the roots makes the plant stronger and protects against many diseases.

Trichoderma Harzianum: protect the plant and roots
Trichoderma Harzianum: protect the plant and roots

In Piensa En Verde we have also one of the best bio-stimulants root that currently exist, it is the Rootmax biostimulator Raices Green Hope , a product with which biological processes for bacterial life in the substrate are activated, significantly increasing the root system. And not only that, but the taste and crop production significantly increased. It also prevents mold problems and strengthens the roots in a remarkable way.

Rootmax Bio-stimulator of Roots Green Hope
Rootmax Bio-stimulator of Roots Green Hope

By Noelia Jiménez, Team Piensa En Verde

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Alan Martínez Benito
Alan Martínez Benito
CEO of Pev Grow, expert grower with more than 20 years of experience.
In constant struggle for the regulation of cannabis, mainly in the medicinal field.
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