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Forcing Cannabis to Flower

Posted by Celia Daly on May 26, 2016 12:00 am
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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.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: Cannabis Basics, cannabis cultvation, featured, growing indoors, lighting

Lobby Days 2016

Posted by Celia Daly on May 19, 2016 12:00 am
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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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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: 280e, featured, Inside Surna, lobby days

April Newsletter: Get Involved

Posted by Celia Daly on May 18, 2016 12:00 am
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Each month, we publish a newsletter discussing a trending topic within the cannabis industry and how it shapes Surna’s philosophy. To be one of the first to receive this information, be sure to sign up for our email list.

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Commercial Cultivators Need Hydroponics

Posted by Celia Daly on May 12, 2016 12:00 am
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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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2 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cannabis garden, commercial cultivation, contaminants, featured, Garden Set-Up, hydroponics, increase yield

The Importance of Frequent Biosecurity Checks

Posted by Celia Daly on May 5, 2016 12:00 am
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The biosecurity of a cultivation facility is just as important as the physical security of the facility. The physical security includes measures such as locks, cameras, fences, lighting and more and is often, at least in part, required by law. Biosecurity includes measures such as air sanitation, dehumidification, cleaning procedures and more and is often not directly required, though can become an indirect requirement due to product testing and purity requirements.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: biosecurity, Cannabis Basics, cannabis cultivation, dehumidification, featured, powdery mildew, standard operating procedures

Grow Lights do Not Need to be Moved

Posted by Celia Daly on April 28, 2016 12:00 am
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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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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: airflow, commercial cultivation, featured, Garden Set-Up, lighting, plant growth, trellis

Small Steps to a More Sustainable Business

Posted by Celia Daly on April 22, 2016 12:00 am
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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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Sustainable Practices for Indoor Cultivation

Posted by Celia Daly on April 21, 2016 12:00 am
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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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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: air sanitation, cannabis growing, chiller, condensate water, dry cooler, efficient growing, featured, free cooling, Garden Set-Up, HPS bulb, hydroponics, lighting, process cooling

Growing Methods: Indoor vs Greenhouse vs Outdoor

Posted by Celia Daly on April 14, 2016 12:00 am
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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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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cultivation, featured, Garden Set-Up, greenhouse, growing methods, hybrid, indoor, outdoor

Comfort Cooling vs Process Cooling: What You Need to Know

Posted by Celia Daly on April 7, 2016 12:00 am
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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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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: chillers, cooling, featured, flip system, free cooling, Garden Set-Up, growing, indoor cultivation

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