Environmental crossover is referred to as a substance that is used during cultivating a plant or crop that is carried through the environment by air to another nearby crop in a way that isn’t controlled. Pesticides and pollen are both known to be the biggest culprits in environmental crossover because it travels through the air so easily. If it is a windier day and pesticides were just administered, this environmental crossover can happen easily.
A big downside of this is that it can cause a crop to fail the regulatory requirements. If environmental crossover happens to an entire field of crops, failing to pass regulatory requirements could have financially disastrous consequences. Environmental crossover can also wreck the pollinating process if a grower is trying to produce a certain strain of cannabis and the plants accidentally get pollinated from a neighboring grower.
If a grower is beside a farmer that uses a pesticide airplane to mass spray their crops on a windy day, this pesticide can easily infiltrate through the air. Plants aren’t the only thing that are affected by environmental crossover either. Animals are exposed to pesticides if they are near the environment where they are sprayed and this can poison them. Many growers have opted to conduct their cannabis operations indoors because of environmental crossover.
Some of the benefits of growing indoors are that the environment is more controllable, there is less environmental crossover, and light and dark cycles can be easily regulated. Environmental crossover cannot be as readily controlled as a lot of the other things involved in growing a suitable and fruitful cannabis crop.
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I dediced to grow my crop of cannabis plants indoors this year because last year, the neighboring farmer sprayed their crops with pesticide, and because of environmental crossover, it got all over my plants.