Episode 28 - Botrytis & Powdery Mildew in Scientific Detail with guest Kevin McKernan


Molds threaten every cannabis crop. From small patient grows to large scale commercial growing operations, cannabis growers must remain vigilant to avoid crop loss and contamination. On this week's episode of Shaping Fire, podcast host Shango Los talks with Kevin McKernan of Medicinal Genomics about the biology of both Botrytis and Powdery Mildew, how it spreads, breeding for resistance and a new assay that detects it before it can be seen with the naked eye.

Articles, papers and books mentioned during this episode:

Hemp Diseases and Pests book by McPartland, Clarke and Watson

The Cannabis Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to CUltivation & Consumption of Medical Marijuana by Jorge Cervantes

Taxonomic Manual of the Erysiphales (Powdery Mildews)

WeBling: Vascularization of Powdery Mildew

Blumeria: Hybridization of Powdery Mildew Strains Gives Rise to Pathogens on Novel Agricultural Crop Species

Selective Oxidation of Monoterpenes with Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyzed by Peroxotungstophosphate (PCWP)

Hexanoic Acid and Botrytis

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