Hello all, I live in a north western US growing zone. I grow outside with no other option. Protection for the plants is not possible. These conditions have led to something farmers have faced for a long time. Insects and Mold are the biggest adversaries I have. I have found as many have, these diablos love the biggest buds. Searching the forum for how to live with this over the years, has given me help for the worst growing conditions that I have. I select seeds for climate, use BT and Serenade. I only get early flowering seeds. I normally lose 25% or so to Rot. You just wonder if you missed some rot and, didn’t toss it out during harvest.
One thing I was wondering about Ozone. I I have read that many of us use Ozone for smell control. What if I turned the machine on in the room while the buds were curing? I have read here that it can be done and, that it should not be done. It seems that some people feel it will kill the mold and keep you from smoking it. Some feel it will eliminate the terpenes. There doesn’t seem to be a topic specifically related to using ozone while curing. I did see some reference by @latewood, @kabongster and @Oak . I wonder if anyone has any direct experience with actually trying to sterilize the Rot that may still be deep in the buds with Ozone. If it does eliminate the terpenes, I wonder if it destroys anything else. Would it still be good for oil? I use CO2 extraction. I can always add terpenes later. Perhaps a small does of Ozone will do the job and not eliminate the terpenes?