AROYA, a METER Group Company, today unveiled Automated Irrigation Control as the latest crop steering enhancement to its industry’s leading AROYA Cannabis Production Platform. Crop steering technology allows operators of all sizes to bring out the best features of each cultivar. “Many craft farmers remain committed to their tried-and-true manual methods, like physically pouring run-off …
CO2 in Cannabis Cultivation
Cannabis cultivation facility CO2 safety is important. There is more to running a cannabis cultivation facility than just growing plants. While trends in the cannabis space continue to expand into indoor production, their size and use of new technologies are changing rapidly.
With the growth of cannabis cultivation and the conflicting state and national laws, the states have taken on the all-encompassing oversight roles. From guidelines and permitting through to tax collection and dedicated spending formulas, each state must create its own set of rules and regulations for the industry to follow. While some replicate models created in other states this loose network of rulemaking has lead to a variety of disparate restrictions like limiting the number of grow licenses or the square footage of facilities. For example, Marijuana Network stated, “The state of Florida only issued seven cultivation licenses while New York just extended its limit from five to ten!”
For this and other reasons, building a cultivation facility from the ground up is expensive, complicated, and requires continuous monitoring and maintenance. Yet, with the right construction, personnel, and processes the end results can be lucrative.
Every cannabis grower’s dream is to harvest big, sticky buds. To increase plant yield, indoor growers pay attention to the big 3: water, nutrients and light.
However, modern growers know adding carbon dioxide to the grow space can also benefit them and take their yields from good to great.
Carbon dioxide, otherwise referred to as “CO2”, is critical when it comes to promoting and enhancing plant yields. Hence, the reason that many indoor growers and cultivators all utilize the inert gas as a key component to their “growth recipe”.
This is in part because CO2, along with water and light are all necessary parts of photosynthesis. A process used by plants in order to convert light energy into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel the plants metabolic activities.
CO2Meter Inc., a worldwide leader in gas detection, monitoring, and analytical devices, released its new RAD-0502 – dual sensor CO2 controller for grow rooms that can monitor and control carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations at two locations from 0 to 3,000ppm.