Erik has worked with the Washington State Department of Agriculture for 26 years, and frequently works in outreach to the cannabis community about pesticides.
In this Growers Spotlight , we discuss pesticide use as it is applied in Washington and the problems that commercial and hobbyist growers face with regards to pesticides.
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What are Pesticides?
Pesticides are defined as chemical or biological preparations that are designed to control, repel, and/or mitigate a pest.
Pests can include:
Pesticides can come in many varieties and are usually defined by the type of pest they control and their mechanism of action. For more details, click the accordion below.
Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)
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- Want to learn more about WSDA pesticide regulations? Check out their page on pesticides and marijuana !
- Want to learn about pesticides safety regulations for workers? The WSDA recently released a helpful PDF about safety .
- Looking to learn about chemigation or fertigation? The WSDA has put out a helpful guide about fertigation .
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About the Author
Hunter Wilson is a community builder with Growers Network. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2011 with a Masters in Teaching and in 2007 with a Bachelors in Biology.