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What is Vapor Pressure Deficit and why does it matter?

Posted by Celia Daly on Oct 12, 2017 1:11:31 PM

Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD) has become a common term among cultivators. Various bloggers and cultivation experts have been weighing in on VPD and why it’s important for growing healthy, high yielding plants. Today we’re going to clarify what VPD is, why it’s important and what you can do to ensure you’re achieving the optimum environment for cultivating cannabis. 

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Topics: Cannabis Basics, cannabis cultivation, cannabis cultvation, dehumidification, best practices cannabis, commercial cultivation, efficiency, humidity, 2017 cannabis, vapor pressure deficity, best practices cultivation

Correctly Sizing a Cooling System for your Indoor Garden

Posted by Celia Daly on Mar 9, 2017 1:34:49 PM

Designing an indoor garden can be complicated. Cannabis is a new industry and though growers can pull best practices from similar industries, the fact remains that setting up a commercial cultivation facility is complicated and hard to navigate for new entrants. From navigating regulatory requirements to finding an appropriately zoned facility to choosing the right equipment, nothing about this process is simple. As soon as one task is completed, another task needs attention.

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Topics: environmental control, cannabis, Cannabis Basics, cannabis business, cannabis cultivation, cannabis growing, cultivation equipment, dehumidification, increase yield, indoor garden, automation, best practices cannabis, building cannabis, cannabis garden, cannabis technology, chiller, climate, commercial cultivation, construction, cooling, efficiency, energy efficiency, engineering for cannabis, environment, HVAC, indoor growing, ROI, vertical farming, technology, cannabis industry, cultivation technology, indoor climate control, cannabis climate control, cannabis hvac, cooling system, indoor garden cooling, indoor garden hvac

Indoor Gardens: Managing two distinct environments

Posted by Celia Daly on Oct 27, 2016 5:09:35 PM

There are many positives about growing in an indoor, sealed environment. The vast majority of cannabis cultivators rely on this method to maximize output.  Indoor gardens allow cultivators to get multiple harvest per year while reducing exposure to pests, fungus and bacteria.  Further, indoor cultivation eliminates outside conditions as a concern for indoor climate, and ensures a secure operation.

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Topics: cannabis cultivation, cannabis growing, climate control, cultivation, cultivation equipment, dehumidification, growing, Surna reflector, climate, cooling, efficiency, environment, Garden Set-Up, humidity, indoor gardening

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

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

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

Choosing the Right Equipment for Your Grow

Posted by Celia Daly on Feb 25, 2016 7:18:17 AM

When creating a cultivation center, selecting the right equipment from the start is crucial to success. This means talking to engineers who have sized climate control systems for cannabis, building the right size garden for your budget and knowing which equipment is often undervalued within a garden.

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Topics: cannabis growing, climate control, dehumidification, featured, lighting, Garden Set-Up, grow room design, indoor gardening

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