Humans aren’t the only ones who love weed. From spider mites and fungus gnats to birds and deer, it seems like the whole animal kingdom can appreciate some fire buds. Unfortunately, that means you must protect your plants from all manner of creepy crawlies. But by growing a pest-resistant strain, you’ll have a much better chance of doing so.
Although there are various beneficial bugs that can help protect your plants, many insects also wreak havoc in the garden. A seemingly innocuous cluster of mites can quickly become a devastating swarm that destroys your harvest. This can cause plant stress, resulting in slow growth, low yields, or even contaminated buds.
There are many steps you can take to create an effective integrated pest management (IPM) system that safeguards your crops, including using insecticides, providing adequate ventilation, and spacing the plants far apart; however, the easiest way to keep bugs at bay is to grow a pest-resistant strain.
Cannabis is capable of producing a wide variety of terpenes—some that attract animals and some that repel them. Pest-resistant strains have been selectively bred for many generations to create chemical compounds that naturally deter insects and other pests.
Before you spray your garden with toxic chemical pesticides, consider growing a cultivar that naturally deters insects. If you struggle with constant infestations, a pest-resistant strain may be just the solution you’re looking for.
Here at Greenpoint Seeds, we offer a wide selection of pest-resistant strains that are potent, flavorful, and easy to grow. Shop our collection of regular and feminized marijuana seeds today.