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 Post subject: Pot growers polluting the wilderness
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:24 am 
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,436482,00.html

I can't say I'm happy about armed foreign nationals growing dope in our national parks, but that problem is created by prohibition.

For the government that refuses to secure the border in the first place, however, the real problem here is that Oh my Gawd they're using pesticides and herbicides. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Pot growers polluting the wilderness
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:02 am 
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I suppose the next thing will be "Roundup® Ready" genetically-engineered marijuana plants. I'm interested to see that a volunteer group is allowed to transport pesticides out of the forest, since you are not supposed to transport hazardous waste without a transporter's license. This was what WalMart got busted for a few years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Pot growers polluting the wilderness
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Any RoundUp (tm) Ready plants that are not approved - are irrelevant.

If someone generates a RR marijuana plant - I will be very impressed.

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 Post subject: Re: Pot growers polluting the wilderness
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:53 am 
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If you read any of the hemp/marijuana sites they would tell you that Cannabis does not need to make use of any pesticides as it is vastly superior to anything currently being grown in terms of agronomic abilities. This is, of course, bupkis.

Cannabis does not compete particularly well as a seedling as it is not particularly fast growing early on. It can be overshaded by weeds quite easily, to the point of being completely overrun.

Cannabis is affected by a couple of diseases as well, Botrytis and Sclerotinia among them. It is fairly resistant compared to some more commonly cultivated plants, but can have rather severe affectation. White mold on the weed probably won't go over so well.

Cannabis has a whole guild of insects associated with it that feed on it, though in our local situation nothing to devastating effect. But there are seed, foliage and stalk pests that quite happily survive on the plants.

Herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, oh my. The RR gene would be an improvement indeed.


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 Post subject: Re: Pot growers polluting the wilderness
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:02 pm 
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I love this place for the practical advice I can get here. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Pot growers polluting the wilderness
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:44 pm 
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I should also have pointed out it doesn't like "wet feet" as a seedling, so don't overwater. I thought it best to stay away from general agronomic advice though, lest I give the wrong impression.


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 Post subject: Re: Pot growers polluting the wilderness
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A short interview with environmentalist Mike Sutton, who is behind the proposal to legalize marijuana on the November California ballot. Sutton notes that marijuana is the number one cash crop in California, despite being illegal since 1930. He says the growers are "stealing" water in the middle of the biggest drought in state history, and that they divert the attention of game wardens who are supposed to be looking for poachers. The ballot initiative will use marijuana tax money for environmental purposes.


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