Horticultural LEDs offer an energy conserving option for professional growers who are looking for an efficient and powerful lighting solution for their indoor farms. So what kinds of grow lighting options are available, and what aspects differ between LEDs?
The Veg Room is where baby plants from the nursery become teen plants. They are grown to maturity before being moved into the flower room. The majority of the cannabis plant’s leafy growth and elongation will occur in veg. However, stretching will continue for 2-3 weeks into a 12/12 photoperiod (flower) where they’ll grow another 30% in size before shifting energy to flower mass production. That kind of growth is what makes designing your veg rooms properly so vital to your operation.
With the rise in popularity of horticultural LED lighting among indoor farmers, the line between fact and fiction has blurred. Surna Cultivation Technologies’ Jon Kozlowski speaks with lighting expert Randy Shipley of RSX Enterprises to take a scientific approach to common indoor ag LED misconceptions.
Lighting design is an important part of cultivating indoors. Let’s look at what goes into lighting design and where to start. We recommend you work with a professional cultivation lighting company to help you choose the right fixtures and layouts for your grow.
Test rooms are imperative for commercial cultivators who want to get to the top and stay there. To stay competitive requires the willingness to try new promising growing methods, technology products, amendments and SOP’s especially your very own new innovations. To keep on the cutting edge, you must be willing to experiment and push the envelope by evaluating new options in a controlled way. The most effective way to achieve this, is by setting up a dedicated test room.
Everything in life benefits from routine maintenance – your car, your body, your house. A cannabis cultivation facility is no different. When integrated into the routine, maintenance becomes second nature. But what about the things that only happen every so often? Like an oil change on your car, these are easy to forget to do, but can make a huge impact on the life of your system.