Originally Posted by shithawk420
Very good post Big M but at this point I don't see a cure in sight.the damage is done.in my opinion.what you said is a good idea but it would take a couple hundred years no?
I was talking more about incorporating some wild genes into domestic strains to give the domestic stuff a better shot at surviving and maturing outdoors on a local basis. Something like making my sativa finish earlier, or my indica being more mold resistant, while mostly resembling the domestic genes. Should be able to get close to that goal in 15-20 generations.
You're right. There really is no cure for wild pollen, at least not a quick one. It would take a long time to change the genetics of all the wild stock into something smokeable. Even then, if it's still growing wild everywhere, wild pollen will still seed our buds.
I think instead of eradicating ditchweed, we should just accept that it will cause some pollination. By using various cultural methods, such as filtered greenhouses, we can minimize pollination. The genetic variation is too valuable to lose by totally eradicating it in my opinion. Still nothing wrong with killing any and all you find within a mile of your grow, but I feel it's important not to drive the beautiful and annoying stuff to extinction.