Growlink Smart Farm Blog

Recent Posts by Joy King

Innovations in Soil Moisture Sensors

For decades, growers have used technology to predict and increase yields. Grow software, sensors, controllers, data analytics, and fertigation help manage greenhouse and indoor grow climate and irrigation. As with any industry, technology constantly evolves by refining processes, upgrading systems, and improving hardware and software.  

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The Ancient History of the Cannabis Plant

Cannabis plants frequently make headlines in the US and around the world. The LA County Police recently raided an illegal cannabis grow worth an estimated $1B in street value. So while it's enjoying less criminal prosecution, it's still making news. 

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Benefits of Growing With Hydroponics

Growing crops utilizing the hydroponics method of growing has become increasingly popular in the last 20 years. It's been around for centuries and dates back to ancient civilization; read more about the history of hydroponics here. But times have changed, and the current understanding of the science behind hydroponics allows us to grow larger yields with fewer resources. Where we grow crops is constantly evolving and changing. Vertical farming, indoor farming, and climate-controlled greenhouses are increasingly becoming popular methods of growing. And just like where we grow changes, how we grow does too. Let's examine the ways that growing with hydroponics can be beneficial.

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How Fertigation Can Increase Profits

With the popularity of indoor cultivation, thanks mainly to cannabis growers, fertigation has become the gold standard in combining irrigation with fertilization. And there's one benefit that justifies its demand; increased profits. Let's examine ways of upgrading your current irrigation strategy with a smart fertigation system and start increasing your bottom line. 

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Vendor Highlight: UCEC

In 1958, Howard Lacy, UCEC's founder, bet another engineering friend that he could build a better quality panel at a more affordable cost than the ones he was buying. Howard won the bet, and soon their panel shop was off and running. Fast forward almost 60 years, and Lacy would be proud that the company remains committed to core values that include quality craftsmanship, outstanding customer service, and old-school values that embrace new technology.

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Preventing Powdery Mildew in Cannabis

While the pitfalls of growing commercial cannabis are abundant, powdery mildew is a relatively easy fungal disease to treat and prevent. Let's look at what it is and how to prevent it from hijacking your harvest. 

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Signs Your Plants Are Getting Too Much Light

While it's a given that plants require several things to thrive, including light, there's relatively little information on how much light is too much, leaving farmers and weekend warriors to wonder if their plants are overheating due to excess light or sun. So let's examine the ways plants use light energy and how to tell if they're getting more light than they can reasonably use. 

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Vendor Highlight: Acclima

Innovator: Scott Anderson

When Scott Anderson's Great Grandparents settled the land that is now Bear River City, the rugged pioneers from Sweden began a long legacy of farmers in Utah. His ancestors befriended the native Americans and began farming on fertile soil. Fast-forward several generations, and Scott is still tending the family orchards. 

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Why Curing Cannabis Is Critical

Whether you're growing for personal use or for a mega cultivation facility, the best cannabis is born from premium genetics, innovative cultivation, timely trimming, and, finally, a thorough curing process.

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Climate Controlled Greenhouse Technology

The modern greenhouse utilizes technology to automate many daily tasks associated with a bustling grow operation. It can be confusing and overwhelming to decide which system is right for your specific needs and goals. In a world where technology moves rapidly, commercial growers require productivity and predictability in their greenhouse technology. If you need to replace an older system that can no longer provide the dependability you need, or you're interested in new technological advancements of fully cloud-based automatic grow systems, here are the basics. Let's look at ways technology helps growers increase yields, improve productivity, and provide peace of mind.

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