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Sustainability for your Indoor Garden

Posted by Celia Daly on Nov 3, 2016 11:02:22 AM

This is an exciting time for Cannabis. An estimated 84 million Americans will be affected by proposed cannabis legislation on the ballot next week. This is significant for the industry, marking a turning point in our country’s relationship with the plant. However, as more and more states come on board, it is inevitable that cultivation operations will begin multiplying at incredible rates. It is important that this innovative industry approach these new opportunities responsibly and in a way that shows the world that we understand and respect the resource constraints we are facing. The good news is that, because the industry is so young, we have the chance to set standards on how we will utilize resources.

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Topics: cannabis business, cannabis cultivation, climate control, cultivation, featured, growing, indoor garden, Surna reflector, efficiency, efficient, energy efficiency, Garden Set-Up, LED, sustainability, sustainable

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

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

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

Why Everyone Should Grow on a 5x5 Footprint

Posted by Celia Daly on Mar 24, 2016 7:30:46 AM

The old method of growing cannabis in a 4’ x 4’ square is outdated and should be reconsidered due to advances in bulb technology.

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Topics: cannabis cultivation, featured, growing, Surna reflector, Garden Set-Up, indoor growing, light footprint

February Newsletter: Common Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a Cannabis Cultivation Facility

Posted by Celia Daly on Feb 29, 2016 7:58:04 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: cannabis cultivation, growing, harvest, lighting footprint, newsletter, Our Perspective, water filtration

Air Sanitation Protects Your Investment

Posted by Celia Daly on Feb 4, 2016 7:49:09 AM

In many states, medical cannabis programs are the only way to legally acquire cannabis. In these states, the end customers are patients looking for relief from their suffering. They have turned to cannabis for a variety of reasons, but they can probably all agree that they expect a high-quality product that is all-natural, and free of impurities such as mold, bacteria, and pesticides. After all, conventional pharmaceuticals are produced under strict clean room conditions, leaving little doubt regarding the quality of the medicine received. Cannabis should be no different. In order to protect patients, and meet a growing demand, quality control needs to be a top concern for growers, investors, and the end user.

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Topics: air sanitation, airoclean, cannabis cultivation, featured, growing, clean room, Garden Set-Up, pesticides

Glass can be Beneficial

Posted by Celia Daly on Jan 28, 2016 7:06:44 AM

The Surna Reflector includes a glass lens, as do most reflectors designed for indoor cultivation. Before you decide to remove that lens let’s look at the reasons why, in this case, the glass is actually a good thing, creating a number of benefits for your grow.

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Topics: cannabis cultivation, featured, growing, lighting, Surna reflector, efficiency, Garden Set-Up

Common Cooling Myths for Cultivation

Posted by Celia Daly on Jan 3, 2016 7:40:43 AM

There are a lot of myths that surround cooling needs in the cannabis industry. Let’s delve into some of the most common ones we hear.

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Topics: cultivation, featured, growing, cooling, Garden Set-Up, HVAC

Kill Your Plants

Posted by Celia Daly on Sep 3, 2015 7:22:36 AM

When growing cannabis, it is important to closely monitor everything that is added to the plant, this includes the type of water used, how much of each nutrient is added and anything else you may introduce directly to the plant. In this post, we will focus on the importance of closely monitoring the nutrients added to a plant, but the same theory can be applied to anything else - remember, if not purified, water contains minerals and nutrients that may not be accounted for in your nutrient schedule and that could have drastic impacts.

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Topics: Cannabis Basics, cultivation, featured, growing, lighting, nutrients, what not to do

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