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Recent Posts by Joy King

Preventing Heat Stress In Indoor Commercial Grows

When temperatures rise above 85 degrees, you're not the only one who's feeling the heat. Plants suffer when temperatures rise, especially if it's for an extended time. It can cause irreversible damage by way of plant function or development. Heat stress isn't simply droopy leaves; it can show up as things like stunted growth, leaf drop, leaf scald, failure to flower. Let's look at strategies to avoid heat stress in your indoor growing environment. 

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Is Cannabis Taking Alcohol Market Share?

Americans have many obsessions—social media, sneakers, television, gambling, video games, alcohol, working out, food, cannabis, etc. But should some of these industries be concerned that cannabis may take away their market share? Possibly, according to a 2017 US study by three college researchers. 

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Grower Highlight - Kevin Crouch, Delighted Cannabis

While conducting wildlife studies and completing a 15-year tenure conducting environmental compliance for the oil and gas industry, Kevin Crouch started his journey into cannabis. "Humboldt started my journey cultivating cannabis, where it blossomed into a passion for growing all plants especially cannabis, fruits, and vegetables. I fired up two lights in 2004 and never looked back." Kevin took a scientific approach to breed cannabis and created his first strain, True Romberry (DJ Short's True Blueberry x Romulan) he continues to innovate to this day.

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Greenhouse Automated Control Systems

Greenhouses maintain a thriving environment that is about more than just air temperature, combining various factors that influence plant growth like heat, humidity, light levels, and ventilation. Keeping the climate at optimum levels is simplified through the use of automation. Let's look into how it works and why you may benefit from using automated greenhouse control systems. 

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Growlink Picnic & Games Recap!

As Growlink continues to grow, their team members increase, and how the company celebrates them also changes. With so many new employees this year, the company wanted to bring everyone together, including their families. So, the Growlink Picnic & Games was conceived!

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Top 3 Reasons To Use A Nutrient Dosing System

Nutrient dosing or delivery systems are associated with precision irrigation, automation, and convenience, but it's also known for high upfront costs. Sticker shock can frighten growers into putting off buying the equipment, even though most growers admit that the upfront investment eventually pays off. Reduced resource waste, lower labor requirements, and saving time are just a few of the things that convince growers to invest in their cultivation facilities' future. Let's examine what nutrient or fertilizer delivery systems do and why using one may be more beneficial than you think. 

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Setting Up An Indoor Cultivation Facility

As more states approve medical and adult-use cannabis, it's creating business opportunities for master growers and experts in controlled-environment cultivation. The initial planning phase is critically important for success. Let's examine the basics of setting up a successful indoor cannabis cultivation facility.

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Customer Highlight - Terrapin Care Station

Founded in 2009 in Boulder, Colo., Terrapin Care Station is a consumer-focused cultivator, processor, and provider of high-quality medical and retail cannabis products. A leader in corporate responsibility, developing one of the most comprehensive cannabis training and recycling programs in the industry.

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High Standards In Your Grow Operation is Critical To Your Success

As a commercial cannabis grower, it's crucial to ensure that your cultivation operation functions at its optimal levels at all times. Having the appropriate commercial greenhouse or indoor grow room design and equipment is critical. Lighting, climate control equipment, HVAC, fertigation, sensors, fans, controllers, and automation equipment are paramount to your success. And so is keeping your operation clean and adequately maintained. The health of your plants is dependent on your ability to keep equipment working and the area clean. Let's take a look at ways to keep your space clean and well maintained. 

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6 Benefits of Vertical Farming

Producing large quantities of quality crops year-round using advanced vertical farming methods is becoming increasingly popular. Whether it's in a container farm, indoor grow, or greenhouse, growing up instead of out is a viable option. Let's examine why vertical farming plays a considerable role in the future of global food production.

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