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How Automation Can Prevent Nutrient Deficiencies

Nutrient deficiency in plants can impact your bottom line. Delivering the right nutrients at the right time can make or break your grow operation. Let's examine how you can prevent nutrient deficiency in plants through intelligent automation.

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What is Fertigation?

The first time I saw the word fertigation, I was confident that it was a typo. Still, after researching and understanding the union of irrigation and fertilization, I began to get it. And while I'm not as knowledgeable as some growers, I have been educated on the subject matter. In this blog, we're going to focus on fertigation as it applies to indoor cultivation. So let's look at what fertigation is and why it may help you and your grow operation save valuable resources. 

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5 Reasons To Hire A Cannabis Consultant

When companies are working on a new product or planning an expansion, it can be hard to make informed decisions or take the necessary actions without getting wrapped up in emotions or politics. This is amplified in the cannabis industry, as the rules and regulations surrounding cannabis are often complex and vary from state to state. Whether you are starting a new company or planning to scale up, hiring a reputable cannabis consultant is often a necessary tool for taking businesses of any size to the next level.

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Navigating Multi-State Cannabis Operations

Running a cannabis company has its difficulties, but running a cannabis business across multiple states (MSO's) can be downright challenging. This blog examines how companies can manage the continually shifting sand beneath their feet as regulations change how they run their operations. 

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New Emerging Cannabis Markets

While the presidential election has been fraught with accusations, protests, and celebrations, let's examine some of the more compelling outcomes from the 2020 election: cannabis legalization! Yes, six states have adopted or updated the legalization status of cannabis in their state. This brings the total number of fully legal states to 17, 35 medical states, and only six states that still refuse to allow their residents access to a healing alternative to toxic pharmaceuticals. 

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Vote On Election Day! Sativa or Indica?

It's election day! And like most people, regardless of who you're voting for, you're likely pretty tired of non-stop obnoxious political ads, angry debates, and cancel culture. Luckily we don't want to talk about any of that, except voting, that is. Because today we're asking you to vote, not for the next tenant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but your favorite cannabis type!

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Terpenes: Understanding The Science

All plants are made up of a multitude of chemicals and compounds, and cannabis is no different. The science behind the plant is complex and compelling. The cannabis plant has an unusually high number of organic, aromatic hydrocarbons called terpenes. Let's take a closer look at how terpenes form during growth and how they impact your final product.

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VPD Basics For Indoor Cannabis Grows

 

With so many conditions to measure in a climate-controlled greenhouse or indoor grow, it can become overwhelming. Each condition has a potential impact on how your plants grow and the level of their health and ability to deliver a consistent crop. Whether you're growing tomatoes or cannabis, let's examine the importance of monitoring VPD, vapor pressure deficit.

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Customer Highlight - Dr. Robb Farms

Dr. Robert Flannery is the first Ph.D. in the United States with certified technical expertise in growing commercial cannabis. He earned his doctorate from UC Davis in Plant Biology with an emphasis in Environmental Horticulture with specific expertise in hydroponic crop optimization for cut-flower production. While working on his doctorate, Dr. Flannery began advising Cannabis cultivators throughout Northern California on modern horticulture practices. As Production Director at SPARC in San Francisco, Dr. Flannery managed the company's largest department and supervised every segment of cannabis cultivation, packaging, & delivery of the final product to retail. An overachiever for sure!

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Sustainable Ways To Deal With Greenhouse Insects

Growing inside a greenhouse provides your plants with a certain amount of protection from harsh weather conditions, but pests can still become an issue. Because your plants are tightly packed together in a confined area, it's especially important to prevent an infestation before it affects your entire grow operation. While the best defense is an exceptional offense, should pests find their way in, eliminate them before they spread to the rest of your plants using sustainable methods to improve your carbon footprint.

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