For all of the outdoor growers out there harvest time can bring the best of times after all that hard work of the past 8 months, the rewards can be fantastic. All the flowers are harvested ready for drying and the fruits of everyone’s labors are ready to be sampled to see the final results.
The growers out there amongst you will all know far too well how much of a nightmare Botrytis can be, it can ruin a crop completely within a matter of a few days if left unchecked. For those of you who don’t know what it is, it is a mold that develops on leaves and buds, which spreads extremely rapidly, in the right conditions.
Here is an example of the damage that can be done by it if left unchecked, a good friend of mine in Humboldt county California had finished and harvested his crop and hung everything up to dry in the drying sheds, he left one of his employees to look after the drying crop over a weekend as he had other commitments. The employee in question took it upon himself to leave the property and visit his girlfriend thinking his employer wouldn’t know he was away for a few hours, unfortunately for them both there was a landslide closing the road which meant he couldn’t get back up the mountain for 2 days, when he did get back the entire drying crop had succumbed to Botrytis and $250,000 of high end Kush was now only good for compost.
Source:- Weed World Magazine 127