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Keeping the Garden Clean

Posted by Celia Daly on Jul 7, 2016 7:20:12 AM

Protecting the biosecurity of a facility involves a variety of best practices. Instead of explaining what we think is the best way to ensure healthy plants through biosecurity, we’d like to share what some of our clients and partners think.

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Topics: biosecurity, cannabis, cultivation, featured, growing, clean room, Garden Set-Up

What We Learned from the 2016 NCIA Cannabis Business Summit Recap

Posted by Celia Daly on Jun 30, 2016 7:18:49 AM

We had a great time in Oakland last week for NCIA’s 3rd Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo. This year, the show moved to Oakland, allowing the industry to get a feel of what it will be like when California legalizes adult use.

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Topics: cultivation, featured, California, efficiency, ROI, NCIA, Our Perspective

How to Properly Measure Temperature of an Indoor Garden

Posted by Celia Daly on Jun 16, 2016 7:35:47 AM

The temperature of a cultivation room plays a large role in determining how plants grow and the quality of the final yield. For this reason, it is important to have a reliable climate control system and frequently check the temperature of each cultivation room. However, it is very easy to incorrectly check the temperatures of these rooms.

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Topics: featured, air handler, cannabis garden, canopy, Garden Set-Up, indoor cultivation, temperature

The Importance of Moving Air in an Indoor Garden

Posted by Celia Daly on Jun 9, 2016 7:23:34 AM

Basic scientific knowledge tells us that traditionally hot air rises and cold air sinks. The reason hot air rises is because the molecules spread out, making them take up more room, causing them to be lighter. However, other factors can impact how easily air moves about a room.

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Topics: featured, air movement, destratification fans, Garden Set-Up, humidity, stratification

May Newsletter: Top Tips to Increase Yields

Posted by Celia Daly on Jun 6, 2016 7:45:17 AM

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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Topics: air sanitation, biosecurity, cultivation, dehumidification, increase yield, lighting, light footprint, trellis, hydroponic, newsletter, Our Perspective

A Little Preventative Maintenance Goes a Long Way

Posted by Celia Daly on Jun 2, 2016 6:59:28 AM

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.

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Topics: air sanitation, cannabis cultivation, dehumidification, featured, lighting, CO2, cooling, equipment, Garden Set-Up, preventative maintenance

Forcing Cannabis to Flower

Posted by Celia Daly on May 26, 2016 7:31:10 AM

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 used to keep a Mother plant in a perpetual veg state.

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Topics: Cannabis Basics, cannabis cultivation, featured, growing indoors, lighting

Lobby Days 2016

Posted by Celia Daly on May 19, 2016 11:02:10 AM

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 Annual Lobby days and being given the chance to visit Washington DC for the first time was a nerd’s dream come true.

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Topics: featured, 280e, Inside Surna, lobby days

April Newsletter: Get Involved

Posted by Celia Daly on May 18, 2016 2:46:50 PM

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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Topics: newsletter, Our Perspective

Commercial Cultivators Need Hydroponics

Posted by Celia Daly on May 12, 2016 6:48:11 AM

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 costs, it can be necessary to take a second look at every element of the facility. Including the growing medium.

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Topics: featured, increase yield, cannabis garden, commercial cultivation, contaminants, Garden Set-Up, hydroponics

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