The Island of Jersey is one of the many countries in the world where cannabis regulations have been quick to catch up so as to capitalize on the opportunities offered by the sector. Among the growers that are prepping up for cultivation, there is one that has relied on KG Greenhouses to install the air handling, the cooling and heating system, and the growing system.
Specs of climate on the Island of Jersey
Of course, to take care of everything with the utmost precision, KG had to pay attention to significant details. “Sun hours are above average,” the KG team explains. “In winter, temperatures are rather mild, and in the summer it is equally mild – it never gets way too hot. Yet, a large cooling capacity is still needed due to the many sun hours. On the other hand, heating isn’t needed for strong or extreme winter temperatures. All in all, the climate here on the Island of Jersey benefits the client for growing with low energy cost.”
In the 7000 m2 greenhouse, cannabis will be grown in a gutter system. “The type of growing system is usually discussed with the grower during the design stage,” they continue. “Generally speaking, for the growing system you need to take into consideration the medium, the type of irrigation system, growing method, and accessibility.”
Growing on gutters
Since the cannabis industry is so young and diversified, it is rare to find two growers using the same methodology. “Every grower has their own method,” the KG team points out. “That means that every project will need a custom approach. We have decades-worth of experience in other crops, and we have gained a lot of knowledge working with cannabis growers and getting their feedbacks. Sometimes, we have advised benching, but in this case, we realized that a gutter system would be better.”
As the number of cannabis projects grows, so does the experience of the KG Greenhouses team. “We have gained more experience in setting up a cooling system and air distribution, and assembling all of those parts on site – also thanks to our cooperation with new and existing partners.”