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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

The Importance of Frequent Biosecurity Checks

Posted by Celia Daly on May 5, 2016 7:39:47 AM

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. Biosecurity includes measures such as air sanitation, dehumidification, cleaning procedures and more and is often not directly required, though can become an indirect requirement due to product testing and purity requirements.

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Topics: biosecurity, Cannabis Basics, cannabis cultvation, dehumidification, featured, powdery mildew, standard operating procedures

Grow Lights do Not Need to be Moved

Posted by Celia Daly on Apr 28, 2016 7:14:55 AM

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 can easily be eliminated is raising lights as plants grow.

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Topics: featured, lighting, plant growth, airflow, commercial cultivation, Garden Set-Up, trellis

Small Steps to a More Sustainable Business

Posted by Celia Daly on Apr 22, 2016 7:30:39 AM

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 things that can be done within a business to make it more efficient and sustainable.

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Topics: Inside Surna

Sustainable Practices for Indoor Cultivation

Posted by Celia Daly on Apr 21, 2016 7:12:17 AM

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 efficient cultivation facility is to maximize profits. As the industry grows and matures, competition will increase and the best way to combat rising competition is to tighten up your procedures and create the most efficient grow possible, allowing you to produce higher yields for less money.

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Topics: air sanitation, cannabis growing, featured, lighting, chiller, condensate water, dry cooler, efficient growing, free cooling, Garden Set-Up, HPS bulb, hydroponics, process cooling

Growing Methods: Indoor vs Greenhouse vs Outdoor

Posted by Celia Daly on Apr 14, 2016 7:32:20 AM

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 making a decision.

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Topics: cultivation, featured, Garden Set-Up, greenhouse, growing methods, hybrid, indoor, outdoor

Comfort Cooling vs Process Cooling: What You Need to Know

Posted by Celia Daly on Apr 7, 2016 7:56:18 AM

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 buildings. It is designed to cool spaces primarily to create comfortable temperatures for occupants.

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Topics: featured, growing, chillers, cooling, flip system, free cooling, Garden Set-Up, indoor cultivation

March Newsletter: Pesticide Confusion

Posted by Celia Daly on Apr 5, 2016 7:56:22 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: dehumidification, pesticides, air sanitation biosecurity, newsletter, Our Perspective, room isolation

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