Growlink Smart Farm Blog

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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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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New Soilless Substrate Calibration For TDR310W Sensor

Growlink is pleased to announce a new Soilless Substrate Calibration, providing even more accurate VWC and EC data.

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7 Tips To Winterize Your Greenhouse

While outdoor growers are busy harvesting, greenhouse growers know that Fall is the best time to prepare for cold months ahead. Winter is fast approaching. To make sure your greenhouse thrives during cold winter months, winterize your grow now. Preventative measures ensure a continuous transition into colder months ahead. 

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Benefits of Growing With Hydroponics

Growing crops utilizing the hydroponics method of growing has become increasingly popular in the last 20 years. It's been around for centuries and dates back to ancient civilization; read more about the history of hydroponics here. But times have changed, and the current understanding of the science behind hydroponics allows us to grow larger yields with fewer resources. Where we grow crops is constantly evolving and changing. Vertical farming, indoor farming, and climate-controlled greenhouses are increasingly becoming popular methods of growing. And just like where we grow changes, how we grow does too. Let's examine the ways that growing with hydroponics can be beneficial.

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Vendor Highlight: Acclima

Innovator: Scott Anderson

When Scott Anderson's Great Grandparents settled the land that is now Bear River City, the rugged pioneers from Sweden began a long legacy of farmers in Utah. His ancestors befriended the native Americans and began farming on fertile soil. Fast-forward several generations, and Scott is still tending the family orchards. 

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Climate Controlled Greenhouse 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 which system is right for your specific needs and goals. In a world where technology moves rapidly, commercial growers require productivity and predictability in their greenhouse technology. If you need to replace an older 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. Let's look at ways technology helps growers increase yields, improve productivity, and provide peace of mind.

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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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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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