Air quality is typically overlooked in indoor growing environments. Growers often rely on ventilation systems to maintain air quality but the truth is that these systems aren't capable of protecting grow rooms from some very serious & potentially disastrous threats.
Yes, a ventilation system is used to prevent stale air, cultivate a cool breeze, & replenish CO2 which are all necessary to ensure a healthy harvest, but in reality, they aren't designed to effectively prevent mold, fungus, mildew, & insects from invading (& possibly destroying) your plants.
Growers who are serious about the air quality in their growing environment & want the strongest defense against airborne bacteria should consider installing a grow room air filtration system, also known as an air scrubber or air cleaner.
The type of grow room air scrubber you need will vary based on the unique demands of your growing environment & while air cleaners may not be the most inexpensive piece of equipment, they ensure top quality air quality & production.
Control VOCs & Odors
VOCs, volatile organic compounds, are gases/odors in the air. The smell of the fertilizer you use or the scent of the cannabis itself makeup VOCs & while these odors are more annoying than harmful VOCs from fungicides & insecticides can be dangerous. The only foolproof way to element VOCs & control odors is through air filtration.
Growers may not realize that spider mites, whiteflies, fungus gnats, & other pests make their way through ventilation systems & into grow rooms where they begin damaging & destroying plants.
Air cleaners are used to constantly produce air exchanges, the air goes in, the particulate is captured, & clean air is released & recirculated. Air is constantly moving to prevent the possibility for insects to breed or live comfortably.
Airborne bacteria is commonly misdiagnosed as a nutrient deficiency in plants but may appear in symptoms such as spots on the leaves, overgrowths, speckles, scabs, cankers, blights, wilting, or galls. Getting rid of bacteria before it has the opportunity to reach plants is the best way of defense.
Ward Off Fungus & Mold
Powdery mildew & botrytis are just two examples of damaging fungus that is transmitted through the air. When these type of molds or fungus show up, they quickly cause issues & can even destroy an entire crop. Air scrubbers have the ability to remove 99.97% of particulate down to 0.3 submicron which is invisible to the naked eye ensuring plants are mold & fungus free.
Maintaining superior air quality is important for the growing conditions of cannabis plants & preventing unwanted issues.
Protect your grow space.