Sensors

by   |   July 05, 2018

Engineering in the Cannabis Industry

Regardless of the product, when a new industry emerges, opportunities arise for early adopters to jump into highly rewarding positions in an exciting new field. With industries as promising as cannabis and hemp, many people are finding new ways to incorporate skills and expertise, learned from more mainstream industries, to forge a new path during the early days of the Green Rush.

by   |   June 06, 2018

OSRAM Positioned to be the Leading Horticultural Solutions Provider

Osram, the semiconductor manufacturer, sees horticultural lighting as a big part of their future. Will we see more acquisitions like this soon?

by   |   May 09, 2018

High-Density Sense and Control Solutions

Taking grow room sensor technology to the next logical step, Urban Gro recently launched a new innovative solution for managing grow room environmental conditions via the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Soleil Technologies incorporates low power sensor products and SaaS technology to provide growers with detailed and timely data about their operation.

by   |   April 11, 2018

Dynamic Supplemental Sunlight for Your Grow Facility

John Perricone and Jonathan Cachat, PhD, co-founders of SunGrown Zero, aim to completely upend the current industry standards in cannabis related energy consumption.

by   |   April 09, 2018

Environmental Control of Cannabis Cultivation

Precise Control with Half the Energy

by   |   March 19, 2018

A Greener Green Part 1: Energy Consumption

States and businesses across the industry are taking the initiative to produce more sustainable and energy-efficient cannabis to reduce their environmental footprint.

by   |   March 17, 2018

Plant Tattoo Sensors to Compile Microenvironment Data

Imagine real-time water sensors, pulling instantaneous water consumption data directly from the cannabis crop. The future isn’t as far away as one might think, at least according to new research published in the December 2017 issue of Advanced Materials Technologies.

by   |   February 14, 2018

Automation, Control, Consistency

While it’s no secret, consistency is key to producing a quality cannabis crop with the maximum yield possible, maintaining consistency can be challenging as the business grows. Last week, during the Seed to Sale show in Denver, urban-gro received the Excellence in Technology award for their high-density, sense and control technology called Soleil – a data collection marvel in the future agricultural technology which aims to eliminate human error and create unprecedented consistency in grow rooms regardless of size.

by   |   February 02, 2018

The Big Data Boom

The growth of any industry yields not only an influx of data but also the need to access this data. Real-time intelligence and analytical platforms are crucial to providing the data insight needed to navigate this new terrain and make informed business decisions.

by   |   January 26, 2018

Beyond Vending Machines: A Robust Retail Solution from Grasshopper Kiosks

Combining the complex regulatory requirements of the cannabis industry with the pace of today’s world, Grasshopper Kiosks has taken the traditional vending machine and given it a modern-day makeover to help streamline the retail process in many dispensaries.

by   |   January 19, 2018

From SpaceX to GrowX: Advancing Aeroponic Innovation

A relatively new entry into the cannabis industry, GrowX’s aeroponic innovations for indoor operations are nevertheless revolutionizing the sector. Just as LED light science dramatically changed the market just a few years ago, aeroponics is set to do the same by improving yield while reducing water consumption.

by   |   January 17, 2018

AEssenseGrows: A Symphony Of Precision Agriculture

What happens when a group of self-professed “Silicon Valley Geeks” find themselves immersed in cannabis cultivation? Limitless possibilities. The push for technology in the indoor agriculture industry is no different than any other: to bring a user-friendly interface to hide the complex processes for a software controlled, mechanical environment.

by   |   January 10, 2018

How Drones Can Launch Hemp Farming Into The Future

The expanding market of drones in agriculture suggests drones could revolutionize how farming is done in the future, not only for hemp but for all types of crops.

by   |   January 05, 2018

How to protect your valuable product

Weighing, shipping, tracking, and protecting your valuable product is equally important as growing a top quality strain.

by   |   November 04, 2017

How to Create a Truly Data Driven Grow

Through innovation in data management and communications systems, Braingrid envisions a future focused on data-driven growing for the cannabis industry.

by   |   October 25, 2017

Product Brief: Agilent 7697A Headspace Sampler for Terpene and Cannabinoid Testing

Learn how headspace analysis gas chromatography used for testing terpenes and cannabinoids in cannabis and get a look at a new model.

by   |   October 20, 2017

What You Need To Know About LED Lighting Recipes

Long gone are the days of growing cannabis with a simple on-off light switch and a manually managed light schedule. Large-scale commercial operations rely on much more than intuition these days; using high-tech mobile apps for remote management and in-depth analysis of historical light information. In fact, growers are now using technology to learn intimate details about the light requirements of specific strains and then making minute adjustments to produce individualized LED light recipes that their forefathers could only dream about.

by   |   October 17, 2017

Advancing Indoor Agriculture

The rapid increase of the legal cannabis market across the United States is changing the landscape of farming, especially indoor agriculture operations.

by   |   October 07, 2017

Botana: A Fully Customized Smart Tool Designed for Any Grower, in Any Garden

We had an opportunity to speak with Robert Schneider about Botana's Grow Journal app and its new addition, Bug Tracker, which helps growers monitor and control pest activity.

by   |   October 03, 2017

Cannabis Testing for Potency and Terpenes

Learn the basics of gas and liquid chromatography and FTIR Spectroscopy for testing terpenes and potency within a strain.