What causes cannabis plants to flower? Any successful cannabis cultivator must know the answer to this question in order to generate revenue from a crop. Alternatively, the reverse knowledge, how to prevent cannabis plants from flowering, must be used to keep a Mother plant in a perpetual veg state.
Admittedly, I am a bit of a politics nerd. One of my favorite parts about working at Surna and in the cannabis industry is how uniquely tied we are to policy creation and how closely we must follow upcoming legislation. So attending NCIA’s 6th Annual Lobby days and being given the chance to visit Washington DC for the first time was a nerd’s dream come true.
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In a commercial cultivation facility, the ultimate goal is to produce the most of the best quality crop possible for the lowest cost. There are numerous elements that factor into each part of this goal and when trying to improve yield or reduce costs, it can be necessary to take a second look at every element of the facility. Including the growing medium.
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For commercial cultivation facilities, labor-saving techniques are important. As the number of plants in a garden increases, the amount of effort it takes to care for all of them increases as well. One of the most labor-intensive practices that can easily be eliminated is raising lights as plants grow.
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At Surna, we talk a lot about creating a more efficient cultivation operation. While we are often focused on educating business owners and growers about how to reduce their energy usage or layout a facility to create better flow, there are many things that can be done within a business to make it more efficient and sustainable.
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At Surna, we talk a lot about creating efficient cannabis cultivation facilities. Efficiency is key on many levels within a grow, consuming less energy, achieving the highest yield possible, but the most significant reason to strive for an efficient cultivation facility is to maximize profits. As the industry grows and matures, competition will increase and the best way to combat rising competition is to tighten up your procedures and create the most efficient grow possible, allowing you to produce higher yields for less money.
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Once the decision has been made to start a cultivation center, the next big question is: What growing method will be used - outdoor, greenhouse or indoor? Each of these methods has upsides and downsides, that need to be fully understood before making a decision.
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When looking to cool a commercial environment there are two types of cooling that should be considered: comfort cooling and process cooling. Comfort cooling is the same type of cooling system that can be found in residential houses and office buildings. It is designed to cool spaces primarily to create comfortable temperatures for occupants.
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