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Grow Cannabis Organically: Why it’s Easier in Controlled Environments

Posted by jamie on June 25, 2020 2:00 pm
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When given the opportunity to work with some of our design and construction peers to put together a design/build resource for the industry, we jumped at it. The result was “Build Your Grow,” which you can read here. However, we thought it would also be helpful to do a quick recap of the top takeaways for a quick read.

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Considerations for Multi-Level Cultivation

Posted by Brandy Keen on May 12, 2020 8:00 am
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In the endless quest to improve efficiencies and boost yields, multi-level cultivation environments have the obvious benefit of allowing for more production and higher yields within the same square footage. However, there are also some drawbacks. Let's carefully consider the benefits and risks of cultivating in multiple levels prior to facility construction.

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Dry Cooling

Posted by Courtney Johnson on February 14, 2019 6:22 pm
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Cultivating indoors helps many growers continue to harvest year-round, even in cold-weather climates. However, it makes little sense to have to run air conditioners at full capacity to cool indoor environments when ambient temperatures are below freezing. Find out how utilizing dry cooling could lower your monthly operational costs.

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Grow as you grow: Scaling climate control systems

Posted by Celia Daly on April 13, 2017 12:00 am
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As cultivators and owners know, building out a commercial sized facility takes a lot of time, patience and money but can be extremely lucrative in the long run. Large-scale commercial facilities that are up and running are generating huge profits, mostly in cash. But this type of revenue takes time. To get to a place where a facility can sustain itself financially, owners first must go through the long and expensive process of licensing, permitting, obtaining land and/or buildings and, of course, choosing lighting and environmental control. 

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Surna Decomplicates New Odor Control Rules for Denver Cultivators

Posted by Celia Daly on April 6, 2017 12:00 am
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Last November, the City of Denver released new regulations concerning odor control for cannabis cultivation facilities. Previously, Denver’s Department of Environmental Health (DEH) only mandated odor control plans for facilities that received a certain number of complaints but that is no longer the case. Both existing facilities, as well as new ones, will require an odor control plan going forward or risk financial penalties for non-compliance.

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Biosecurity Risks in the Garden

Posted by Celia Daly on March 31, 2017 12:00 am
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Biosecurity is quickly becoming one of the most important topics in the cannabis industry. Testing standards are getting stricter and rates of tainted crops are sky rocketing, causing supply shortages and significant financial blows to cultivators all over the continent. Crops with mold or fungus can be deadly to consumers—especially those with lower immune systems, like many medical users. The alternative for many cultivators is to use chemicals like pesticides and fungicides to combat mold but unfortunately, these still pose a threat to consumers, placing cultivators in a catch-22 situation. Should you risk mold and fungus by avoiding chemicals? Or should you introduce potentially harmful chemicals to your plants to ensure against mold and fungus? Neither is a good option. Not only do these options put consumers at risk but, with increased regulation, they also put cultivators at risk of losing significant profits from having to dispose of sub-par harvests.

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Compliance as a Competitive Advantage: Get your Garden in Order

Posted by Celia Daly on March 16, 2017 12:00 am
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Right now, cannabis in the United States is a hotly debated topic. Many people are anti-prohibition citing medicinal uses, economic growth, job-creation and removing its incentive from underworld criminals as reasons for creating a legitimate, regulated cannabis industry. Others see negative impacts of legalization, believing that cannabis is harmful and prohibition only keeps citizens safe. But more and more, the consensus is moving toward the former with a new poll suggesting 93% of voters support medical marijuana and 59% support full legalization. Elections in November highlighted this trend as four states adopted medical and another four voted in favor of adult-use programs. Now a record 60% of the United States’ population live in a state that has legalized in some form.

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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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