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Cannabis is a rapidly evolving space, yet, regulations change almost daily, often clashing at the federal and state level. Keeping pace with the growing industry demand is challenging enough, let alone maintaining professional expansion goals. Cannabis companies need multifaceted risk management support as tough as they are. Download this Cannabis Risk Management Guide to help you better manage the exposures along your operation’s development journey, such as licensing, non-compliance, property, casualty, and professional liability risks.
Understanding the impact of light diffusion from UbiGro luminescent film can positively affect your greenhouse operations’ profitability, efficiency, and sustainability. Discover “why” shifting the sun’s spectrum is essential and how it can be used in your greenhouse design by downloading our FREE eBook!
This study investigates various LED driver strategies for vertical farming and their impact on reliability, maintenance, thermal management, and cost. Key findings suggest that remote driver configurations and centralized remote DC driver systems offer the greatest benefits to the CEA farm.
The concept of automation invites thoughts of robots operating along a line of conveyor belts, working in concert to build parts. Sensors monitor the position of these components and communicate this into a controller. The controller sends commands to the robot to grab the part and perform the next function until a product is assembled. While this scenario exists, it represents the highest end of automation technology working to perform complex tasks.
Automation can be integrated into nearly every operation. It just requires analysis to discover which functions are repetitive and cumbersome. This paper will help explore these operations and describe how automation can be used to manage simple tasks, reduce operating costs and save money.
Developing innovative robots is a challenging but rewarding field that requires a combination of technical skills and creative ideas. The goal of these designs is to create robots that are able to perform tasks efficiently and effectively, with a focus on increasing productivity and reducing costs. We know that by designing and engineering robots that are able to adapt to changing environments and to handle complex tasks, we can stay ahead of the curve and remain competitive. But robot development comes with its own set of challenges; limited budgets, lack of manufacturing capabilities, teams that aren’t large enough to spare time for innovation, and so on. How can robotics startups overcome these challenges and stay ahead of the competition?
One of the largest reoccurring expenses growers are faced with is the ever-increasing cost of energy. This impact has led many growers to consider a transition to solid-state (LED) lighting to reduce energy consumption and lower costs. This white paper explores how greenhouse budgets benefit in multiple ways from replacing HPS with LED. Check it out to begin calculating the potential ROI your operation could gain from an LED lighting system.
This study was a collaborative effort of experts who have designed, installed, and monitored these systems. James Megerson, PE, LEED AP, Mechanical Engineer and Founder of Anvil Agrinomics, LLC, Michael Zartarian, MSEE, Horticulture Process Engineer and Principal of Zartarian Engineering, LLC, and Brian Anderson, AIA, Founder of cannabis architecture firm Anderson Porter Design, provide an experienced-based perspective to the performance data.
The future of greenhouse growing as an industry is changing rapidly due to market opportunities such as consumer demand for specific produce varieties, demand for local products, climate change, and the impact of technologies such as dynamic LED Lighting. Greenhouse growers now have the opportunity to create perfect lighting environments for crops all year long, change crops at any time, and adapt to plant and greenhouse conditions. Real-world applications show that truly dynamic lighting that offers real-time control of spectrum and intensity, unlike other lighting systems, increases yield, quality, and taste and saves energy. This white paper by Sollum’s R&D and Agronomy Team provides case examples including transitioning crops, fine-tuning lighting for cultivar genetics, light treatment, and more.
This report explores ten trends driving the evolution to a climate-smart, healthy food system, including updates to several trends from our 2022 analysis as well as new emerging themes.
Let’s listen to Arvind Krishnan, industry analyst at Lifecycle Insights and Michael Mayr, Industrial Equipment Sales Strategy Expert at Dassault Systèmes. They will discuss the robot industry and how startups can succeed in this market.
This eBook explains how agricultural retailers are leveraging precision farming technologies to address their customers’ specific concerns. Whether fertilizers or fungicides, seeds or stimulants, farmers want to know that they are making the most of their investment when purchasing a crop input. The information offered by retailers is particularly influential because it comes from a trusted source within the ag community: the people who are selling and recommending the products to help farmers thrive.
Is green light important? Would we prefer to leave green in the spectrum or convert it to red? The effects of green light on crop production have been studied, and while horticulture scientists continue to learn about the effects of the spectrum of crop growth and development, some general trends have emerged related to green light. UbiGro’s own Dr. Damon Hebert did the work for you in figuring out why Green Light really is essential for your plant spectrum. Download our ebook '4 Reasons Green Light is Essential' to get the answers.
As the cannabis industry matures, cultivators need more than subjective measures in the grow room. It’s only with objective Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) specific to each growth stage that you can competitively increase production at scale. For each phase in the cannabis life cycle– propagation, vegetative, and flower– we present a quantitative tool to help cultivators assess the efficiency and effectiveness of their unique approach.
LED technology continues to improve in intensity and efficacy. In the past few years, it has frequently beaten old technology when it comes to yields and quality when run head to head. This is a side by side comparison covering a span of five years. Now let’s talk numbers.
Learn about aeroponics and the new breakthrough technology removing all previous barriers of aeroponic irrigation!