Growlink Smart Farm Blog

Benefits of Crop Steering

With so much conversation around crop steering, but with limited information available, we wanted to research why it's become such a trend in indoor, and greenhouse cannabis grows. And as it turns out, it's all the rage because the benefits are substantial enough to encourage cultivars to experiment and dial in precise techniques. Let's get into it. 

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Why Your Grow Needs A Smart Motor Controller

Indoor and greenhouse farming benefit from a vast array of technology. Everything from precise monitoring, automated irrigation or fertigation events, lighting controls, crop tracking, controlled environment systems, and seed-to-sale platforms, there's no shortage of new technology that improves growers’ lives. But the one thing that doesn't receive much attention is smart motor controllers. Let's examine this reliable workhorse and how it can improve your grow operation. 

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Preventing Powdery Mildew in Cannabis

While the pitfalls of growing commercial cannabis are abundant, powdery mildew is a relatively easy fungal disease to treat and prevent. Let's look at what it is and how to prevent it from hijacking your harvest. 

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Benefits of Big Data in Indoor Farming

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. 

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Customer Highlight - Arbuckle Farms

Dan Wade, Cultivation Director at Arbuckle Farms, is a bit of a rebel, even by James Dean's standards. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, his father moved the blended family to Oklahoma City to start a snow cone business, not something you hear often! Dan had his first encounter with cannabis in the sooner state, a relationship that would grow into his future career. But back then, it got him in trouble.

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Popular Nutrient Brands For Indoor Cannabis

Plant nutrients or fertilizers mimic the natural amount of nutrients found in 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 substrates, check out this article. Let's examine the many nutrient options available.

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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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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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Vendor Highlight - Cannabis Irrigation Supply

Cannabis Irrigation Supply is a family-owned and operated irrigation design firm and retailer. With over 35 years of experience in the drip irrigation industry, they leverage their expertise by providing efficient, cost-effective watering systems for cannabis grows of all sizes.

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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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