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Important Pesticide and Mite Update
We are an organic resource. Like the organic section of the supermarket, we are willing to have less than the largest, most eye-pleasing product in lieu of quality and health. We believe that our medicine is a food crop and should be treated as such. Since we smoke or eat the product it is even more important to consider what is burning into our lungs. Like mom used to say “You are what you eat”.
Please remember this when wanting to use products, especially pesticides and bloom supplements. Always read the label and look for any warnings on food crops, animals, water contamination and other items. Such warnings are a clue to your health and safety. If a product does not specifically mention food crops, do not use it.
There are many differing versions of the definition for the term “Organic”. In some circles anything that is found natural on earth is organic. This then would include uranium and Anthrax. No one in their right mind would consider these items organic. However some manufacturers use this same methodology to put an organic label on their product. Here is our definition: http://www.gro4me.com/organics.
Avid is a mite pesticide developed for ornamentals and Christmas trees. It is systemic which means that it works by lingering around inside the plant for a long time. It may be very affective; however it is not developed for use with any food crops. Furthermore, Avid has been known to cause illness in medical marijuana patients. It is known to adversely affect animals and fish according to the Manufacturers Warning Label. This pesticide is very dangerous to work with and be exposed to. Due to the nature of this you are urged to not use this on your medicine. No amount of flushing will remove this substance. Below are links to the warnings from the manufacturer, Syngenta. For more info consult the Pesticideinfo.org.
Syngenta Information on Avid:
Crops for Current Avid Label:
An example of a popular no pest strip is the Hot Shot. It is only one of several brands currently available. Most are identical. The label specifically states that this product should not be used around food or in kitchens. The product is a nerve agent. You are urged to not use this around your medicine.
Currently the only mite control we can safely recommend is Safer Soap and only on the plants without blooms.
Because we only treat live mites there may be cases where our cuttings contain live eggs. Due to this you should treat all our cuttings as infested with mites. This should always be done with any cutting you get from anyone. We recommend washing with Safer Soap every 3 days for 2 weeks (four treatments total) to ensure you have removed any mite infestation and prior to introduction to your garden.
This site was last updated 06/19/11