Growlink Smart Farm Blog

Greenhouse Environmental Control Systems

What are environmental control systems?

As any expert will tell you, a growing environment is more than just the air temperature. It's a potent combination of multiple factors that impact plant growth in a greenhouse. Typically, the main four are heat, humidity, light levels, and ventilation. But it can also be more than that. 

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A Brief History of Hydroponics

Past, Present and Future

Hydroponics has enjoyed a resurgence lately. Popularized in the 1940s, and solidified in growing culture by the 2000s, hydroponics actually began much further back in our ancient history. Let's explore a brief history of hydroponics.

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Climate Controlled Greenhouse

Choosing the right automation technology.

The modern greenhouse utilizes technology to automate many daily tasks associated with a bustling grow operation. It can be confusing and overwhelming to decide on which system is right for your specific needs and goals. Whether you need to replace an older automation system that can no longer provide the dependability you need, or you're interested in new technological advancements of fully cloud-based automatic grow systems, here are the basics.

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Automated Grow Systems

Increase yields and save valuable resources

Automated grow systems have been used for many years to keep labor costs down. Whether it's lighting, vents, or artificial intelligence, automation, and technology are capable of repeatable and predictable results. This allows growers to streamline previously time-consuming processes quickly and efficiently. Most automated greenhouse systems allow users to control their cultivation environment via an app on their smart devices. 

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Topping Cannabis

How To Train Your Plants

Topping is a fundamental tool used to train plants. It enables growers to force plants to grow horizontally instead of vertically, making the most efficient use of available lighting. Topping is a simple way to increase yields by removing the tip of the top of the plant growth, allowing it to send vital energy out to lower nodes, encouraging growth outwards, instead of up.

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Container Farming

 

Success Stories: Brick Street Farms

Growing produce in retrofitted shipping containers has received notable buzz over the past five to ten years as produce is grown locally and organically, in most cases. The fully insulated contained structure allows for year-round growth regardless of harsh, exterior environments. Container farming has many benefits, including reduced water usage and the lack of need for harmful pesticides.

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Commercial Greenhouse Automation

Top Reasons To Upgrade Your Grow

Greenhouse and indoor grow cultivators have many options when it comes to how and what they automate. Whether it's fully automatic systems or semi-automatic systems, growers are reaping the benefits of commercial greenhouse and indoor vertical grow room agricultural automation. 

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Greenhouse Computer

Adding Tech Hardware and Software To Your Grow

Greenhouse computers and equipment have transformed how we grow. The IoT is pushing the future of farming to the next level, and smart agriculture is becoming more commonplace among growers. High tech cultivation is quickly becoming the standard thanks to agricultural automation, all operating on your greenhouse computer. 

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Smart Fertigation System

How Smart Is Your Fertigation System?

AgTech has revolutionized the way crops are grown, both in indoor and traditional growing environments. Controlling environmental factors and agricultural processes with acute precision leads to better crop yields, better resource management, lower costs, and improved environmental conditions. As a result, more and more growers are embracing automation in their operations. One technology that has become extremely popular across various crop types is smart fertigation – the synthesis of fertilization and irrigation. 

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Indoor vs. Outdoor: Which Cannabis Cultivation Is Right For You?

While indoor-grown cannabis has grown in popularity in recent years because of its uniformity and durability, some companies embrace cannabis's roots — growing outdoors. Cultivating cannabis in the great outdoors has its benefits but also comes with uncertainties that companies should consider before making a decision.

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