The CannaBS Detector

The CannaBS Detector


Have you ever thought about quitting your day job to pursue getting a slice of the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry pie? Are you currently investing in, or considering investing in the cannabis industry? If you answered yes to either of those questions, YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS THIS PODCAST. Join the cannabis industry’s very own veteran BS detector, Kristen Yoder, as she uncovers and dissects the various scams and pitfalls most, if not all, people will encounter along their cannabis journey, through entertaining and informational interviews with experts across the industry. “The best decisions are informed decisions, and in an industry as new and hyped up in the media as the Cannabis industry is, there are many opportunities for BS to occur, and it is occurring on a major scale.”

On this episode of the CannaBS Detector our hosts are joined by Matthew Gates, Integrated Pest Management Specialist at Zenthanol Consulting, to talk about all things integrated pest management.

To start things off the newly formed three-piece digs into a lot of the BS surrounding the cultivation side of the cannabis industry. Matthew comes out of that gate firing with an in depth discussion surrounding the differences in the different schools of IPM. He notes some of the background behind the two schools of thought, and goes on to talk about his own experiences calling out BS in his own specialization.

A big piece of the equation Matthew digs in on are the ever present aphids. He goes into how aphids survive on a plant, and why they are responsible for a vast majority of viral infections in plants. According to Matthew, ants and aphids work together to protect their host plants.

Once the team has discussed the concept that ants and aphids are the tag team champions of cultivation, Matthew breaks down bio-controls and their uses. In short… this is like probiotics for your plants. This is a fragmented science with a load of opinions all driving towards truly understanding this science.

Once they get through this rather dense but exciting topic, the trio goes on to discuss something a little more lighthearted: Lady Bugs are savages, and nature is Metal AF. Those cute little red dots are actually incredibly voracious predators who can easily eat hundreds of aphids per day.

This is by far the most intense episode of anything you’ll ever hear that centers entirely around an otherwise mundane topic.

Key Takeaways:

– Bugs isn’t a “real word” and insect or arthropods is probably more correct
– Aphids, in effect, farm plants, and ants actually work with them to do it by guarding the aphids.
– Lady Bugs are actually terrifying…

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Audio Editing – Seth Cross – Frontal Lobe Productions

Intro/Outro – Chad Bailey

Music – The Master by Flashing Lights

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