Forcing Cannabis to Flower

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...

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Lobby Days 2016

Admittedly, I am a bit of a politics nerd. One of my favorite parts about working at Surna and in the cannabis industry is how uniquely tied we are to policy creation and how closely we must follow upcoming legislation. So attending NCIA’s 6th...

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April Newsletter: Get Involved

May 18, 2016

newsletter, Our Perspective

Each month, we publish a newsletter discussing a trending topic within the cannabis industry and how it shapes Surna’s philosophy. To be one of the first to receive this information, be sure to sign up for our email list.

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Commercial Cultivators Need Hydroponics

In a commercial cultivation facility, the ultimate goal is to produce the most of the best quality crop possible for the lowest cost. There are numerous elements that factor into each part of this goal and when trying to improve yield or reduce...

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The Importance of Frequent Biosecurity Checks

The biosecurity of a cultivation facility is just as important as the physical security of the facility. The physical security includes measures such as locks, cameras, fences, lighting and more and is often, at least in part, required by law....

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Grow Lights do Not Need to be Moved

For commercial cultivation facilities, labor-saving techniques are important. As the number of plants in a garden increases, the amount of effort it takes to care for all of them increases as well. One of the most labor-intensive practices that...

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Small Steps to a More Sustainable Business

April 22, 2016

Inside Surna

At Surna, we talk a lot about creating a more efficient cultivation operation. While we are often focused on educating business owners and growers about how to reduce their energy usage or layout a facility to create better flow, there are many...

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Sustainable Practices for Indoor Cultivation

At Surna, we talk a lot about creating efficient cannabis cultivation facilities. Efficiency is key on many levels within a grow, consuming less energy, achieving the highest yield possible, but the most significant reason to strive for an...

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Growing Methods: Indoor vs Greenhouse vs Outdoor

Once the decision has been made to start a cultivation center, the next big question is: What growing method will be used - outdoor, greenhouse or indoor? Each of these methods has upsides and downsides, that need to be fully understood before...

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Comfort Cooling vs Process Cooling: What You Need to Know

When looking to cool a commercial environment there are two types of cooling that should be considered: comfort cooling and process cooling. Comfort cooling is the same type of cooling system that can be found in residential houses and office...

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