Growlink Smart Farm Blog

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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Vertical Farming Technology

Technology innovations improve and enhance our lives. It's no surprise that it's changing how and where we grow crops and other commercially grown plants. Climate change is altering weather patterns, taking crops indoors is becoming a viable and practical option. Let's take a look at how technology used for vertical farming is changing how we grow. 

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Getting The Most From Your Environmental Controls

Controlling environmental factors in a commercial greenhouse or indoor grow is necessary for growing high-quality crops. An automated system eases the burden of manually performing tasks while building consistent, predictable cycles that maintain ideal growing conditions. High-quality systems are expensive but capable of reducing overall production costs in the long run. Think of your environmental controls like an investment rather than an expense. It'll pay off eventually.

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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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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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Vertical Farming Basics

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. 

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Indoor Smart Farms For Beginners

 

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing every aspect of our life, from home automation, logistics and automotive, to industrial IoT. And it doesn't stop there; agricultural technology has made significant advances in the last 20 years, and it's changing how we grow food, and IoT is a big part of it. Smart farms are an emerging agricultural phenomenon that promises to improve yields and save money on resources and labor. Let's see what all the hype is about. 

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Environmental Control Systems

As indoor commercial cultivation becomes the gold standard in cannabis grows, environmental control systems' demand increases. Also known as controlled environment systems, these complex systems require extensive research. Let's cover some basics before you dig into specifics.  

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Airflow Basics For Indoor Cannabis Grows

Indoor plants require lighting, water, nutrients, humidity, and air circulation. Proper airflow is a crucial component in growing healthy, vigorous cannabis plants. 

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