Matthew Gates

Born and raised in San Diego, California, Matthew is an Integrated Pest Management Specialist that provides a multidomain holistic ecological perspective to planning and implementing pest mitigation strategy for the past 10 years as Zenthanol Consulting. Focusing on Cannabis for most of this time, Matthew provides advice on a number of related topics of cultivation on his science science-communication YouTube channel Zenthanol as well as Instagram and Twitter sharing useful pest prevention and curative strategies alongside academically-sourced information.

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Beyond Biodiversity: Growth-Defense Tradeoff

When describing a holistic approach to integrated pest management, I use this concept called the…

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Budworm Crisis! Sweltering Summer Lessons

Sweltering Summer Lessons Growers in a North American setting exposed to the hot outdoor weather…

How Aphids Feed on Healthy Plants

Ever wondered how aphids find and feed on healthy, high Brix plants? Aphids use visual,…

Cannabis Microcosm – The Microbiome of Cannabis

In the last decade, two facets of scientific understanding regarding the interconnected nature of life…