Oasis Grower Solutions, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company, recently introduced a new substrate engineered for precision hydroponic farming.
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.
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.
Plant nutrients or fertilizers mimic the natural nutrients found in healthy soil, often with some added benefits. Since growing cannabis indoors is becoming an industry standard, plant nutrients have evolved since most indoor grows use alternative substrates. To learn more about the different cannabis substrates, check out this article. Let's examine the highest quality nutrient options available for the commercial cultivation of cannabis.
Automated nutrient delivery systems can be expensive, and sticker shock can intimidate growers into putting off the upgrade. However, the vast majority of growers admit that the upfront investment pays off. Lower labor costs and reduced resource waste, along with saving time, are enough to get many growers to take the plunge. We'll dive into what nutrient delivery systems do, how they work, and the potential benefits associated with investing.
When Cody Spurgeon and Shane Brockwell started Happy Camp Farms in 2018, Cody was still grieving his beloved wife Suzy's loss. Her untimely departure inspired them to help cancer patients by growing the best quality, organic cannabis on the market. By creating HCF, they're ensuring that Suzy's legacy will live on, like the fire they started when they buried her that still exists. The team regularly meets around the fire to keep her flame alive and provide a place for healing. That fire reminds them of their commitment to helping others. But don't take our word for it; check out the video to see their whole story.
Indoor farming has existed in greenhouses for centuries, but indoor farming has amassed new interest and popularity in recent years. Advanced analytics to improve yields and deal with variables is pushing the agriculture analytics market. Big data is making a notable impact on every industry, and now indoor growers can streamline their operations by adopting smart farm methods and techniques. Let's look at why big data is changing how we grow.
Fossil fuels provide roughly 80% of the energy required to power our modern world. But as the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Coal, gas, and oil have a limited supply. Due to the increasing demand for energy worldwide, supplies are predicted to run out within the next half-century. Along with this, the mining, drilling, and burning of fossil fuels are harming the environment — and our health. We must embrace a clean energy future and find sustainable fuel sources to solve the fuel problem. Research suggests that biofuel, more specifically, hemp biofuel, could be the answer.
As technology changes, improves and enhances every aspect of our lives, it's no surprise that it's also changing how and where we grow crops and other commercially grown plants. With climate change altering weather patterns, taking crops indoors is becoming a viable and profitable option. Let's take a look at how vertical farming is changing how we grow.