Cannabis cultivation technology is constantly evolving. As innovations emerge, there are numerous options that can help growers produce high-quality flower. Some of the most popular technologies for high-end and commercial growers include LED lighting, automated irrigation systems, environmental control systems, and data analytics.
LED lights are becoming increasingly popular among cannabis growers due to their energy efficiency, durability, and ability to produce broad-spectrum lighting that’s beneficial for growth.
Automated irrigation systems can help growers save time and water. They also ensure plants receive the right amount of water at the right time.
Environmental control systems can help growers maintain optimal growing conditions by regulating temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels.
Data analytics can help growers track the performance of their grow operations and identify areas for improvement.
These are just a few of the cannabis cultivation technologies available to growers.
To dive deeper, Cannabis & Tech Today asked industry-leading executives which technologies or services they think are essential for high-end home growers or commercial cultivators.
“Growing an amazing plant only gets you half the way there. No matter what scale you are growing at, it is critical to have sound post-harvest practices.
Modern technologies like Vaportrol give growers of all sizes the ability to properly dry, cure and store the amazing flower they produce, retaining terpenes, cannabinoids, and yield – no matter the climate or season.” — David Sandelman, Co-Founder of VT Dry & Cure Technologies
“For the industry, the consumption of natural resources will continue to increase in demand and impact our environment over time.
Especially with indoor agriculture and cultivation, electricity and water are essential parts of the process.
We can mitigate concerns about how these resources are being depleted by using sustainable and efficient technologies or practices.
Water containment systems help cultivations to recycle the precious commodity that is water while helping facilities and greenhouses reduce their environmental footprint.” — Albert DeChard, President of Geomat
“Automated data collection is essential for reducing operating costs and staying compliant in commercial cultivation.
With automation via RFID systems, licensees save hundreds to thousands of labor hours, consistently meet compliance standards, and avoid costly penalties for noncompliance, all of which are vital for long-term success in the commercial cannabis market.” — David Eagleson, CEO of Outlaw Technology
Cannabis cultivation technology offers many benefits for growers, including increased yields, improved quality, reduced costs, and more environmentally friendly products.
By investing in the right technologies, growers can produce high-quality cannabis that meets or exceeds expectations.