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Biosecurity

Biosecurity Products and Services

Biosecurity refers to the measures taken to reduce the likelihood of harmful organisms being introduced to or spread throughout a cultivation facility. Our biosecurity offering is comprehensive, providing best practices, consulting and equipment to help your facility remain clean and reduce risks.

Keeping cultivation areas clean and free of harmful pollutants is key to healthy, high-yielding harvests. Surna utilizes a number of air sanitation methods including photocatalytic oxidation, ionization and HEPA filtration in conjuction with a properly designed climate system to prevent airborne fungal diseases. These technologies are used to kill pollutants such as powdery mildew, bacteria, botrytis, spores and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) without creating any unpleasant by-products like ozone.

These methods are ideal for a new facility design to ensure sanitary environments from the start or existing facilities that need to take preventative measures.

Controlling and monitoring environmental factors such as temperature, humidity and light cycles is important for consistent, quality harvests. This is possible with Surna’s SentryIQ™ facility climate controller.

Why you should think about biosecurity

Biosecurity is one of the most important topics in cannabis cultivation. Testing standards are getting stricter and rates of tainted crops are skyrocketing, causing supply shortages and profit losses. Crops with mold, or fungus can be deadly to consumers—especially those with lower immune systems. 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 and can cause crop losses if they test positive.

In the age of commercial cannabis production, thinking about your biosecurity must be all encompassing, including everything from standard operating procedures to proper climate control to supplemental air and surface sanitation. By incorporating all aspects of cannabis biosecurity into a facility, cultivators are protecting themselves against testing failures and profit losses.