Recent Posts by Ted Tanner, CEO and Co-Founder

 
Ted is a business executive and serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience in business and product development. He’s the co-founder and CEO of Growlink, with a mission to help growers connect and optimize their operations through technology, data, and automation. Prior to Growlink, Ted co-founded Local.com, a leading local search site, which completed its IPO in October 2004 and raised $25 million. He also co-founded AtLast Fulfillment, an outsourcing technology solution for warehousing, fulfillment, and customer care that was purchased by Newgistics in 2012.
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How to Prevent Cannabis Root Rot

 

What goes on above the soil line often is a reflection of what’s happening underground. If you observe wilting, drooping leaves on a cannabis plant, look to the roots: You may be witnessing the beginnings of “root rot.”

Root rot can be caused by a range of factors, including various types of bacteria, fungi, algae, and parasitic oomycetes. These organisms may act on the plant in different ways, but the outcome is usually the same: slimy or mushy roots that twist together, impeding healthy plant development.

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Are Your Cannabis Crops Getting Too Much Light?

 

Too much light can harm cannabis plants, and a thoughtful grower needs to be strategic about the placement and strength of light sources in a greenhouse environment. 

Let’s take a look at over-lighting and consider available remedies.

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Why Your Hydroponic Grow System Needs Wireless Technology

Hydroponic growing has certain inherent advantages. Plants grown in a nutrient solution will mature up to 25 percent faster and deliver up to 30 percent more yield than plants grown in soil. Wireless IOT systems are a key element of achieving these kinds of results.

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Are Aeroponic Systems Revolutionizing The Way We Grow Food?

According to one recent report, the aeroponics segment will experience growth of over 21 percent from 2017 to 2024—the largest compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of any vertical farming segment. The report explains the reason for this growth: “Nearly any plant can be successfully grown using aeroponic systems, especially vegetables. The plants grown by using aeroponics grow faster, yield more, and are generally healthier than those grown in soil.”  

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5 Smart Farm Startups to Follow

Investors are looking to agricultural technology as the next hot space. With populations growing and arable land shrinking, farmers are looking for tech fixes to the challenges of modern agriculture, and venture capital is bolstering a range of creative startups in the sector.

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Controlled Environments: The Future of Small-Scale Agriculture

Many experts believe small-scale agriculture is the future of growing. For those who choose that path, success may be closely tied to controlled environments and the use of agricultural technologies.

To understand how ag-tech drives success in small-scale farming, it's important to first take a closer look at small-scale agriculture: what it is, how it works, and why some envision it as the logical next step for the agricultural industry..

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Operating a Commercial Greenhouse With Today's Tech

Commercial growers looking for productivity and predictability have long turned to the greenhouse as the best means to establish a stable growing environment.

Greenhouses “offer higher efficiency and lower operating costs, allow for the sun as a primary light source, and are designed for better precision technology controls,” experts note.

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3 Ways Tech Is Making Urban Farming More Accessible

Wide open spaces are no longer an agricultural necessity. While the rolling prairies with their endless acres of corn and soy have served American farmers well for generations, there’s a new kind of farming taking hold that promises to change the shape of how we grow.

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How Retailers Can Help Clients with Ag-Tech

Retailers who support the agricultural community provide a vital service. They deliver a range of goods that are key to growing success; the best will often form a consultative relationship with their clients, keeping them advised of key trends and developments in agriculture.

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How to Set Up a Precision Irrigation System

Many growers take a manual approach to water use, irrigating without systems or controls in place to ensure consistency. This can be problematic: Too little water, and plants will wither; too much, and they wallow, with root damage, mold, and other negative effects.

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