Beyond Asheville, North Carolina's historical landmarks, cultural arts, and breathtaking natural beauty is Brandstracts, LLC, a company that conceived and launched Helios Hand Sanitizer in just ten days in response to Covid-19. Alexander "Axie" Quarrier Blundon, CEO and Co-Founder, has always been an activist. With growing concerns over limited access to hand sanitizer that was once plentiful, he decided to do something about it.
Unless you've been living off the grid for the past month, you're probably aware that the effects of the Covid-19 virus have changed our world as we know it. More and more companies are sending employees home to help stop the spread of the virus. This has led to uncertainty and leaves business owners searching for ways to manage without staff.
Mixed-Use Lighting for Indoor Agriculture
When it comes to fueling plant growth, lighting is one of the main ingredients of a maximum yield recipe. Figuring out if you want full natural sunlight only, a mixture of artificial light and natural sunlight or strictly artificial light depends on many factors like location, access to high load utilities, and even regulations. Let's begin with the current lighting options available.
What Are My Lighting Options?
Nutrient Burn – How to Detect Overfertilization and Nip it in the Bud
One common problem that many indoor growers run into is the leaves of their plant's browning, curling, and drying out around the edges. The most likely cause is nutrient burn.
Microgreens have been around for a long time, but they're enjoying a resurgence lately, thanks to some forward-thinking businesses, chefs and growers alike.
Sustainability in farming is about more than saving precious resources like water; it's about creating a growing environment that takes the guesswork out of agriculture. And nothing does that better than proactively monitoring your indoor grow. Monitoring is beneficial for greenhouses because changes in the growing environment can be dealt with before they damage plants. This means that harsh conditions and losses due to problems such as sudden temperature fluctuations are quickly identified, and adjustments can be made to avoid widespread crop losses. Here are the top 3 things you should be monitoring in your greenhouse.
Just a few short years ago, almost no one knew what agtech was. But today, agricultural technology – from vertical farming to data science – is the new hot thing. In 2017 alone, total investment was over $1.5 billion – a new record for the industry, and one that's setting the stage for explosive growth.