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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

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The old method of growing cannabis in a 4’ x 4’ square is outdated and should be reconsidered due to advances in bulb technology.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

More Light Requires More Nutrients

Posted by Celia Daly on Feb 11, 2016 7:52:23 AM

Plants need four essential things to grow: light, water, carbon dioxide (from the air) and nutrients. Each of these things work together to promote vigorous growth and increase yield. The catalyst motivating everything is the amount of light a plant receives. Energy from light is captured by the plant and used to process the carbon, nutrients and water. When plants receive more light, they need more of the other three elements and when they receive less light, they need less of the other three elements as well.

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Topics: Cannabis Basics, featured, more light, nutrients, Surna reflector

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

Innovative Cannabis Cultivation Technology

Posted by Celia Daly on Dec 17, 2015 7:36:35 AM

We’ve been talking about new technology for the cannabis industry a lot this year, so we thought we would take the best of our various presentations and combine them into an easy to access blog post.

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Topics: cultivation equipment, featured, Surna reflector, cannabis technology, hybrid, Our Perspective, water management

The Cost of Building Cheap

Posted by Celia Daly on Dec 10, 2015 7:22:56 AM

With the difficulty of finding financing in the cannabis industry, it may be tempting to build a cultivation facility as cheaply as possible. While this may sound like a great option in the short term, chances are, you will be kicking yourself in the future as monthly bills stack up, making it difficult to turn a profit.

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Topics: application, cannabis business, cultivation, featured, Surna reflector, energy efficiency, Garden Set-Up, ROI

Surna Reflector: Why Size Matters

Posted by Celia Daly on Dec 3, 2015 7:41:26 AM

One piece of feedback we receive often has to do with the size of the Surna Reflector. At 33x32” inches, the Surna Reflector is larger than most reflectors on the market, but for good reason.

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Topics: cannabis cultivation, featured, Surna reflector, efficiency, Garden Set-Up, indoor, PAR, water cooled

October Newsletter: The Importance of More Light

Posted by Celia Daly on Oct 27, 2015 7:01:42 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: Surna reflector, efficiency, micromoles, PAR, newsletter, Our Perspective

Choosing a Reflector: Effect on Revenue

Posted by Celia Daly on Oct 22, 2015 7:30:49 AM

When setting up a controlled environment garden, there are many choices to make--engineers, contractors, facility design, growing style, climate control, lighting...you get the picture.

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Topics: Surna reflector, efficiency, Garden Set-Up, PAR, ROI

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