Cannabis Farmer Outdoor

We've asked our Farmers & Vendors how they deal with pests and problems in the garden, the following breakdown explains the various methods used.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

  • Doc & Yeti
  • Emerald Jane's
  • Phat Panda
  • House of Cultivar
  • Walden Cannabis
  • Washington Bud Company

Biopesticides Only

  • Puffin Farm
  • Royal Tree Gardens

Biopesticides & Botanical Pesticides

  • Artizen
  • Doc & Yeti (when needed in IPM)
  • Emerald Jane's (when needed in IPM)
  • Gold Leaf Gardens
  • Phat Panda (when needed in IPM)
  • House of Cultivar (when needed in IPM)
  • Moani Naturals
  • Suspended
  • Walden Cannabis (when needed in IPM)

Botanical Pesticides Only

  • Downtown Cannabis
  • Harmony Farms
  • Secret Gardens of Washington
  • Soulshine Cannabis
  • Virginia Company

Clean Green Certified

  • Falcanna
  • Gold Leaf Gardens
  • Puffin Farm
  • Walden Cannabis

No Pesticides Sprayed At All

  • Falcanna
  • Fleek Leaf
  • Washington Bud Company

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

Clean Green Certified

The Clean Green cannabis processor/handler certification is for the processor/handler who maintains a clean and sustainable business environment. This environment is one in which Clean Green cannabis can be made into a clean, sustainable final product for the consumer. The Clean Green program allows this quality processor/handler to be distinguished from the rest with a label that stands for legal compliance, consumer quality and environmental stewardship. Unfortunately, cannabis crop producers & processors are not allowed to apply for USDA organic status as cannabis is not a federally recognized agricultural crop. With the Clean Green Certified program, our farms and processors/handlers can be certified based on National and International organic, regenerative and sustainable standards building consumer confidence in a premium cannabis product.


Biological pest control is based on utilizing highly specific, naturally-occurring insect-infecting bacteria, protozoa, viruses, and fungi. These products are very effective against their target insects but are non-toxic to humans, pets, wildlife, and beneficial insects. Biopesticides are also short-lived in the environment and are less likely to result in insect resistance than synthetic chemicals. In addition to fighting disease and pests, these organisms benefit your soil and plants by decomposing organic matter, releasing nutrients for absorption, and helping improve the tilth of the soil.

Botanical Pesticides

Botanical pesticides are naturally-occurring chemicals (insect toxins) extracted or derived from plants or minerals. The most common and approved Botanical Pesticides for use in the cannabis industry include essential oils from citrus, cedar, lavender, and plant extracts such as pyrethrins and neem cake. While these plant extracts are naturally occurring, often OMRI certified (approved for use by organic gardens), and range from zero to low mammalian toxicity, they should still be used with discretion. In general, they act quickly, degrade rapidly (leaving little to no residuals on the plant), and have low mammalian toxicity.