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Joel Fuzat, Alps

Bigger is not necessarily better: "High plant density with shorter plants is more profitable and efficient"

Among the different mergers and acquisitions that happened recently in the cannabis industry, there was one that is going to influence future cultivation facility projects greatly. This was the acquisition by Australis Capital of ALPS, the greenhouse design company behind numerous vegetable and cannabis…

Adding a ground to air heat transfer to an existing greenhouse

"A Ceres GAHT (ground to air heat transfer) System is our patented geothermal climate control technology that has helped our growers maintain comfortable growing conditions, year-round, at a fraction of the cost of a traditional HVAC system," states Ceres Greenhouse Solutions. In this blog, they give…

12 month moratorium on Essex County greenhouse expansions

Members of the Union Water Supply System Joint Board of Management yesterday voted unanimously to place a moratorium on Essex County’s new large service water applications for up to 12 months. This includes greenhouse companies: new developments and proposed expansions. Large water serviceThe Union Water…

The new generation of greenhouse fans

Multifan Greenhouse fans have been known for years for their robust character, easy installation and extremely long service life. The new generation also has low noise levels and improved energy efficiency. The new fan is up to 45% more energy-efficient and considerably more quiet, without compromising…

Valleyfield, Quebec greenhouse opportunity

A newly constructed state-of-the-art greenhouse facility, ancillary warehouse and processing facility and rooftop greenhouse is available in Valleyfield, Quebec (the “Property” or the “Offering”). The Property is comprised of a +/-72.5 acre site currently improved with over 1,033,506 square feet of…

Finding the best solution to drive energy cost down and efficiency up

It is well-known that running a cannabis cultivation is very cost-intensive. Cannabis is way less forgiving than most ‘traditional’ crops such as tomatoes or peppers. “Operating costs for a cannabis greenhouse can be 4 or 5 times higher than for a tomato greenhouse,” says Vincent Stauffer with…

US (OH): Gibsonburg medical cannabis site looks to keep growing

There's a constantly expanding menu of medical cannabis delivery options that Standard Wellness Company produces and ships out to Ohio dispensaries. The company started out making flowers, cartridges, gummies and patches at its 55,000 square-foot Gibsonburg cultivation and processing facility. To keep up…

US (MI): Cannabis cultivation increases yield through HVAC retrofit

Like most North American cannabis industry grow-ops, Real Leaf Solutions (RLS), Kalkaska, Mich., is still refining its growing methods, but the two-year-old company may have finally found a state-of-the-art HVAC design that will help it reach optimum yields in the near future.  Tom Beller, RLS’ co-owner and…

New climate control algorithm improves greenhouse climate control

Tomatoes, bell peppers, onions. The Netherlands is one of the biggest exporters of vegetables worldwide, and export is still growing. However, cultivation of these vegetables consumes energy. In order to sustain not only an increasing population but also the planet, we have to produce more food while…

SiiriZ

Transatlantic connection: setting up an indoor farm in North Macedonia

North Macedonia is well poised to capitalize on its favorable cannabis regulation and geographical position in the EU to supply what is forecasted to be one of the most profitable cannabis markets in Europe. As a result, it is not surprising that companies have eyed this country to set up their cannabis…

Surna

HVACD MEP coordination for cannabis cultivation

Controlled environment agriculture climates are complex in that they pose unique challenges for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) designers not only in application, but also in the intricacies of HVACD coordination. Grow room climate systems impact nearly every other aspect of the facility.…

"US legal cannabis water use to almost double by 2025"

New Frontier Data, a data, analytics and technology firm specializing in the global cannabis industry, in partnership with Resource Innovation Institute (“RII”) and the Berkeley Cannabis Research Center, releases Cannabis H2O: Water Use and Sustainability in Cultivation. The report provides an in-depth…

Comparing technical solutions for a greenhouse project

As the horticultural industry faces both an ever-increasing global food demand and climate change, greenhouse growers are looking for solutions which can adapt to the changing conditions. Enter Hortinergy, a company which offers an advanced online software that simulates the indoor climate and energy…

Notable: loss of ventilation due to incorrectly set windows in greenhouses

Holland Gaas supplies custom mesh systems. Before being able to produce the materials to size, the windows are first measured. Gerdo Wennekers, operational manager at Holland Gaas, regularly heads out to do so. During the survey, he often discovers that ventilation windows in existing greenhouses are not…

40 percent of Dutch acreage lighted cultivation

"Growers show more interest in LED light"

Many growers are interested in LED lighting in their greenhouses. The purchase costs and the lack of knowledge about the influence on crops result in a dilemma. Horticultural association Glastuinbouw Nederland advises growers to start on a small scale and to inform themselves properly. An independent LED…

US: Fire burns MMJ operation

Investigators believe the cause of a house fire where first responders discovered two small cannabis growing operations to be electrical. Neighbors near the house on Northeast Ivory Lane and Mulberry…

Dutch greenhouse industry covered in snow

Canadian growers might not raise an eyebrow for the amount of snow that has fallen in the Netherlands over the weekend, but for Dutchies the weather conditions are exceptional.  Also today in Netherlands everything is still white. And it's freezing. Here's an update from your horti-weather channel.  Xander van…

US (VA): House and senate lawmakers approve cannabis legalization measures

Members of the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate, for the first time ever, separately approved a pair of adult-use cannabis legalization measures today. Senate Bill 1406 and House Bill 2312 legalize the responsible use and personal cultivation of cannabis by adults ages 21 and older, provide for the…

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Brandy Keen, Surna

What causes construction delays for cannabis facilities?

In cultivation facility construction, the primary goal of the ownership group can usually be summed up in five words: on time and on budget. Unfortunately, the reality rarely squares up with the goal. Design and construction teams with significant experience in cultivation facility projects usually…


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