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Dialing In Consistent Results with Cannabis Fertigation

The US cannabis industry has become one of the fastest growing markets, with an overall increase in sales of 29.9 billion USD from 2015-2022. This growth has sparked interest from other markets, allowing for an increase in innovation from a technical standpoint and overall cultivation techniques used to grow high-quality, consistently high-yield produce.  One practice starting to get implemented more commonly in the sector is fertigation. Cannabis fertigation offers tremendous benefits regarding dosing management, resource optimization, and, most importantly, consistency. Let's dive in deeper to learn more about how your cannabis farm can benefit from this new era of agricultural technology.

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Grower Highlight - Kevin Crouch, Delighted Cannabis

While conducting wildlife studies and completing a 15-year tenure conducting environmental compliance for the oil and gas industry, Kevin Crouch started his journey into cannabis. "Humboldt started my journey cultivating cannabis, where it blossomed into a passion for growing all plants especially cannabis, fruits, and vegetables. I fired up two lights in 2004 and never looked back." Kevin took a scientific approach to breed cannabis and created his first strain, True Romberry (DJ Short's True Blueberry x Romulan) he continues to innovate to this day.

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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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Benefits of Nutrient Dosing Systems

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.

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Happy Camp Farms - Customer Highlight

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.

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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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Vendor Highlight - H. E. Anderson Company

What started as a man tinkering on innovations in his garage in the 1950s turned into a quality company with a profound past and an extremely bright future. H.E. Anderson Company not only provides the best quality pumps in the U.S., but they're also made in the U.S.

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What Is A Nutrient Dosing System?

Getting nutrients to crops in commercial cultivation grows is a critical aspect of a farmer's routine. 

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What Is Crop Steering? Part One: Irrigation

Conversations around the idea of crop steering to increase yields, save resources, and boost terpenes and aromas have increased in the last few years amongst cannabis growers. Some growers contend that crop steering is just a new way of discussing dry down, a technique where farmers allow crops to dry out between watering or feeding to encourage a particular type of growth. Others contend that it's basically just mimicking the natural conditions plants would be subject to if they were grown outdoors. Let's dig into it and see what all the hype is about.

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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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