How far can cannabis pollen travel
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20th November 2020

How far can cannabis pollen travel

Waylon Cameron
Cannabis also called marijuana is a drug that comes from the cannabis plant which is used for medical and enjoyment purposes. It is used for enjoyment purposes to produce a feeling of being "high" to its user. Cannabis also has some medical uses although they have not been researched. It is believed that this plant originated from Asia where it mostly had medicinal and spiritual uses before it became popular around the world.

Planting of cannabis is a lucrative business in some countries and this is a driving force to make the producers come up with the perfect product for its use. Depending on its usage, cannabis producers want to maintain certain percentages of chemical composition. The main component here is THC. THC is the main psychoactive component in cannabis that gives the user that "high feeling". As a producer of cannabis for medical purposes, you would want to keep this compound to a minimum amount and for one planting for recreational purposes, the main aim is to increase the amount of this compound. Therefore, as a cannabis farmer, it is important to make sure that your product maintains the required THC levels.

In some countries such as Canada,

There are factors that affect cannabis pollen transportation. Some of these factors are beyond human effect, but that does not mean that you should give up. Factors such as wind strength, its speed and the amount of time it blows are one of the many factors which are beyond human effect. Other factors such as human pollination, whereby a person visits two farms without a change in clothing is another factor but this one is within the human influence. Factors such as precipitation and humidity also greatly affect the distance in which cannabis pollen travel and the amount of pollen transported. The topography of the transportation area and the presence of physical barriers is also another affecting factor.

In some countries such as Canada, the recommended distance between cannabis farms is 5 kilometers (about 3 miles). This does not mean that it is the actual distance that cannabis pollen can travel. Expert’s research shows that this plant’s pollen can travel a distance of 10 miles. Of course, the amount of cannabis pollen transported reduces with an increase in distance, therefore, the amount of pollen present after this distance is very minimal. This shows that if this distance is maintained between two outdoor farms is maintained, the likelihood of cross-pollination is minimal.

How far can cannabis pollen travel

There has been a lot of research done to prevent cross-pollination of these plants to ensure the continuous production of pure breed cannabis. Maintaining this distance between two cannabis farms is not a sure bet that cross-pollination will not occur. Your cannabis plant may be pollinated from wild cannabis plants or from a user who does not take care to maintain their male plant in the surrounding. However, this distance has been researched and therefore adherence to it will provide you with a good chance to prevent cross-pollination.

In conclusion, the advised distance between two cannabis farms is approximately 10 miles. Keeping watching this distance will greatly reduce the pollination of your plant by unwanted pollen grains. This will, in turn, ensure you get the desired product from your farm.

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