During the MJBizCon 2019, many exhibitors showcased very interesting solutions for large-scale cannabis growing. Let's have a look at 5 of them:
Urban-gro has developed a new technology called Soleil, which is a high-resolution, wireless network connected to robust environmental and substrate sensors that meticulously measure, record and report on the most critical growing conditions in any controlled environment. "The most critical growing conditions of your environment are monitored via a high-density network of Soleil Sense devices. The air and soil temperature, relative humidity, vapor-pressure-deficit (VPD), airflow, electrical-conductivity, CO2 and light intensity are measured, recorded and reported," the team with the company explains. "A powerful, efficient and robust wireless network connects Soleil Sense devices throughout your plant canopy and substrate for the insights you need, when you need them and from where you need them the most."
Mark Doherty with Urban-gro
Growlink has presented a new smart monitor controller, which is connected to the internet and can be accessed anywhere through the Growlink app. "It is capable of controlling both AC and DC motors used in greenhouses to open and close vents and curtains. It will allow farmers to program rules using sensor triggers, timers, and schedules. It works with all Growlink wireless sensors and actuators," they explain.
Colton Breedlove and Ted Tanner with Growlink
Crop protection surely is a trending topic within the current cannabis industry, especially because of the strict regulations governing cannabis growing. At the conference, Innovative Solutions has showcased their ProGuard air and surface sanitation products. "“These solutions combine two different technologies that work together to sanitize the rooms and actively destroy mold, mildew and bacteria pathogens,” the company explains. “ProGuard’s patented Multi-Cluster Ionization combines with an advanced photocatalytic oxidation process, which converts hydrogen molecules (humidity) into ionized hydro peroxide vapor.”
Gary Mancini and Michael D'Ambra with Innovative Solutions
UbiQD has recently launched a new technology by the name of UbiGro, which also was showcased during the convention. "It is a nanotechnology-enabled luminescent greenhouse film under the brand name UbiGro," they explain. "The films convert portions of UV, blue and green light into orange and red light, the most photosynthetically efficient colors. The retrofit films are installed on the interior of any size and shape greenhouse and work under any greenhouse material."
Matt Bergren and Damon Hebert with UbiGro
AEssenseGrows has launched their new Double Deck product, which, according to them, can yield up to six times the volume of other methods. "The Double Deck machine doubles the canopy space for indoor growing by adding a second level of grow tubs to AEssenseGrows’ AEtrium System," they explain. "The new product is available in 16-, 20- and 24-tub versions, and each tub provides 16.7 square feet of canopy. With the new machine, 250 square feet of floor space delivers 400 square feet of flower canopy. The system integrates two layers of AEssenseGrows’ high performance AErix LED lights (1600 umols)—ideal for cannabis cultivation—fit directly over the tubs.
Chris Wrenn with AEssenseGrows