Mold, mildew, aspergillus - these and other harmful pathogens are the microbial nemeses of growers and consumers alike, with nearly 20% of all cannabis flower grown in the US containing some level of contamination. As a result, millions of dollars and pounds of flower are lost each year. Some contamination is caught during mandated state microbial lab testing and others in recent “secret shopper” incidents whereby the contaminated flowers are pulled by a state lab employee directly from the dispensary shelf for testing. It is important to note that depending on the remediation type used, the chance for failing a state mandated test is always a very real challenge and concern which should be discussed when determining which remediation type to employ in your facility. Furthermore, cannabis flower that has passed state testing is still at risk of contamination as even small, ‘passable’, amounts of mold can grow to harmful measures when kept on the shelf over an extended period of time.
So, how does product that passed microbial testing at the lab go on to produce more spores and become rejected while it’s on the shelf? How does one ensure maximum yield throughout the cannabis flower lifecycle? What are the differences between remediation technologies?
These questions and others will be answered in this webinar from Rad Source Technologies. Find out how to pass state microbial testing, the first time and every time. Explore the science behind the latest pathogen decontamination technology and learn more about how to maximize returns.
When compared to Ozone, RF, LED, UV and other remediation methods, Rad Source’s technology ensures the most effective pathogen decontamination penetration method, while simultaneously maintaining cannabis flower integrity, ensuring no to little impact on cannabinoids or appearance, and negligible to no impact on terpene levels.
With decades of medical device manufacturing, Rad Source applied the same standards and principles to produce one of the safest and easiest machines to operate. Powered by QUASTAR®, the company’s patented photonic emitting technology, the RS™ 420 Decontamination units build on a widely-used short bandwidth remediation method adopted by multiple research, anti-viral, food, and medical industries. The technology, applied to cannabis, is used internationally by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and in the United States for applications ranging from blood treatment (Graft-Versus-Host Disease) and Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) to Phytosanitary Research by the USDA.