Growlink Smart Farm Blog

Plant Nutrients Explained

While most nutrient manufacturers already go through the legwork of mixing properly balanced nutrient blends for your plants, it is important to understand what’s inside them and how they help your plants. Apart from carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen, which are sourced from air and water, cannabis requires properly balanced ratios of macronutrients and micronutrients to perform optimally. 

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Avoiding Legal Pitfalls In The Legal Cannabis Market

The conflict between federal, state, and local laws and compliance requirements can be challenging for any start-up entrepreneur, but the cannabis industry faces more legal pitfalls than most. According to expert attorneys, these are the top concerns you should avoid at all costs. 

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Dry Back Percentages Explained

We are often asked, “What dry back percentage should I shoot for?” Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all solution to this question. Let’s go over dry backs in a bit more detail to help you understand what they are, common target percentages, and when to adjust them.

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Irrigation Basics: Initial Setup

Picture this; you’ve built out your indoor grow room or vertical farm  to perfection and loaded in multiple different genetics that you’ve been dying to get your hands on. After a few weeks, you notice that most of your plants are doing great except for one finicky cultivar. It just doesn’t seem to be drinking the same amount as all the others. Because your whole room was designed to feed all at once using a single valve, it’s getting overwatered daily. 

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Optimizing Your Grow: Choosing The Right Lighting

Having trouble deciding whether to go with HPS or LED lighting for your grow room or vertical farm? When choosing between the two, it is important to consider not only their performance but cost and energy usage as well. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each and what effect they may have on the rest of your designs. 

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New Soilless Substrate Calibration For TDR310W Sensor

Growlink is pleased to announce a new Soilless Substrate Calibration, providing even more accurate VWC and EC data.

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An Inside Look: Dr. Robb Farms & Their Growlink System

Dr. Robb Farms utilizes Growlink for 40,000+ Sq ft of canopy. Special thanks to Dr. Robb & team for allowing us to come in and capture your brand's story. Checkout how Growlink has enabled them to scale and automate processes below:

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Protect Your Facility From HLVd or Hop Latent Viroid

We cannot discuss healthier plants, and bigger yields, without discussing HLVd or Hop Latent Viroid. HLVd is a silent killer beginning to make its presence known throughout the Cannabis community. Learn what to look for, and best practices for prevention below.

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An Inside Look: Yellow Dream Farm & How They Use Growlink

Recently, we visited our client Yellow Dream Farm (Good Good) in Adelanto, CA. We are always super stoked to come back and visit clients after we install the Growlink System.

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How Much Light Do Clones Need | Cannabis Clone Light Guide | Growlink

How Much Light Is Too Much Light For Your Clones? Often, un-rooted clones receive too high of light intensity which can manifest itself in the form of yellow, cupped leaves. This usually occurs when light levels exceed 180ppfd as excess light will trigger increased photosynthesis, which in turn will increase the plant's demand for water and nutrient consumption. Because fresh clones have no roots, they are unable to uptake water and nutrients efficiently which will eventually lead to self-cannibalization and yellowed cupped leaves. Keeping light levels in the optimum range of 150-180ppfd will help you avoid this occurring!

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