Flurish https://flurish.co/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 05:20:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://flurish.co/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Fav_icon-150x150.png Flurish https://flurish.co/ 32 32 Why Consistency is Key to a Better Yield? https://flurish.co/why-consistency-is-key-to-a-better-yield/ https://flurish.co/why-consistency-is-key-to-a-better-yield/#respond Sun, 30 Jan 2022 11:08:31 +0000 https://flurish.co/?p=84 The industry employs a variety of characteristics to assess the quality of a cannabis crop, including aroma, appearance, and trichome quality.

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The industry employs a variety of characteristics to assess the quality of a cannabis crop, including aroma, appearance, and trichome quality. While there isn’t an inner secret to achieving these traits, duplicating them hasn’t always been straightforward. However, technological advancements in cannabis growing are altering this.

It’s challenging to get a totally uniform crop from one cycle to the next, as many in the business are learning. Cannabis may grow like a weed, but it is painfully responsive to small environmental changes.

Consistency is required for the industry’s long-term commercial success, as well as for future therapeutic uses. It’s a challenge that Flurish is working to solve.

The cannabis industry is becoming more competitive as legalization spreads and markets develop. It’s not only about getting a product to market any longer. It’s all about reproducing that product from one crop to the next and from one facility to the next.

Reap Favorable Results 

Cannabis is a plant with a wide range of potential effects. Phytochemical profiles vary, resulting in minor differences in the medicinal and/or recreational experience.

Consumers want to know what impacts they can expect from a product, whether it’s for treating a specific ailment or creating a pleasant afternoon. As a result, companies must guarantee that their goods provide a consistent and predictable experience from purchase to buy.

Grow Your Revenue 

Consider buying an aspirin bottle that worked one time but didn’t the next. Or cookies that were great in the first box but were awful in the second.

Brand loyalty is mainly based on providing a consistent experience to customers, regardless of when or where they purchase. In the cannabis industry, the same is true. Customers will return if you consistently create flowers with the same tastes, fragrances, and attributes.

Increases the Credibility of Your Brand

In any cannabis industry, brand reputation is built on consistency. However, because each state’s facility needs differ, recreating a winning approach is not an easy job. What happens when the quality of a product fluctuates from one state to the next? The reputation of the company suffers.

As the likelihood of federal legalization grows, brand recognition becomes even more critical to a successful multi-state or nationwide approach. The key to success is to build this reputation by offering a consistent product across the country. In any cannabis industry, brand reputation is built on consistency. However, because each state’s facility needs differ, recreating a winning approach is not an easy job. What happens when the quality of a product fluctuates from one state to the next? The reputation of the company suffers.

As the likelihood of federal legalization grows, brand recognition becomes even more crucial to a successful multi-state or nationwide approach. The key to success is to build this reputation by offering a consistent product across the country.

Easier Said than Done

Consistent yields are far more challenging to achieve than they appear. Cultivation is a complex and multidimensional process requiring both art and science to attain desired and consistent outcomes.

Cannabis is, first and foremost, at the mercy of Mother Nature. In many ways, its physical, chemical, and genetic expression is influenced by its surroundings. By its very nature, a highly variable plant, all factors of its environment, such as light, temperature, water, soil, nutrients, and others, influence its ultimate shape and chemical expression.

Each plant reacts to these many environmental factors in a somewhat different way. This means that each species demands individual care rather than a broad brushstroke and a one-size-fits-all approach. You must delve into the environmental specifics to get precise results and replicate them.

You need precise control over the growing environment to maintain uniformity from crop to crop (and plant to plant). Only cannabis production technology allows for these controls. This is simple to accomplish on a small scale. However, it’s a constant struggle for the large-scale commercial operations that drive the industry today, particularly those with open racks.

The cultivators’ skill is required for consistency. They must understand fully how each environmental change may affect crop expression. However, this knowledge must be combined with techniques that enable precise management of these parameters.

Additionally, farmers must track and evaluate these variables to repeat the “formula” in subsequent yields. In certain circumstances, this might be hundreds or thousands of data points collected throughout a single crop.

Flurish Technology Engineered to Address Grow Consistency Issues

One of the first cultivation systems to regulate the cultivation environment from A to Z is Flurish’s vertical farming technology. VFUs produce microclimates ideal for each plant at each growth stage, thanks to curtains that enable total photoperiod control and a fully enclosed production space.

Flurish Advances Plant Growth Technology

Flurish can help you maintain the same high plant quality and consistency standards whether you’re just getting started, expanding an existing facility, or building a second location. Make an appointment with one of our professionals right now.

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The Advantages of Vertical Farming That Will Help Your Grow Flourish https://flurish.co/the-advantages-of-vertical-farming-that-will-help-your-grow-flourish/ https://flurish.co/the-advantages-of-vertical-farming-that-will-help-your-grow-flourish/#respond Thu, 27 Jan 2022 11:09:04 +0000 https://flurish.co/?p=89 Land for humans and land intended to sustain these people has become increasingly difficult to reconcile.

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Land for humans and land intended to sustain these people has become increasingly difficult to reconcile. According to a study, only about 10% of the earth is considered agricultural land, and with our growing population pushing to 8 billion people, conventional farming practices just won’t cut it. 

As a result, vertical farming is becoming a more practical option, as it increases the number of crops a farmer can cultivate while occupying a lot less space.

The cannabis sector confronts space constraints, presumably affected by other causes. Cannabis is well-suited to indoor cultivation, although doing so significantly raises production costs.

Several growers are looking at vertical farming because of the high cost and logistical hurdles of sustaining conventional crops. Let’s continue on this path by looking at the advantages of vertical farming. Is it possible for cannabis to thrive in a vertically oriented, regulated agricultural setting?

Vertical Farming

Vertical farming is the process of growing food or other crops vertically. This strategy rises upward rather than cultivating commodities on a single horizontal field, greenhouse, or warehouse. As a result, there will be less room but more yield.

A vertical cultivation configuration produces substantially more per square foot than a traditional one. Vertical farming units (VFUs) from Flurish, for example, may make up to six times the crop output per square foot like a regular cultivation system.

Vertical farming allows farmers to better regulate their growing conditions, such as temperature, light, and humidity, and produce more crops in a smaller footprint. Flurish’s VFUs fit within the controlled environment agriculture requirement, albeit the control amount varies according to the facility design. 

Flurish and other vertical farm systems enhance the local environment by delivering everything a plant needs. Every plant is given the attention it needs 24 hours a day, which is a significant improvement over the regular changeable outside environment. Cultivators use a network of sensors and a control dashboard to alter the environment in the most beneficial way for the plants.

Cannabis Cultivation Benefits from Vertical Farming

Vertical farming improves yields and uniformity across crops while lowering operational costs per square foot in the cannabis industry. Here’s a deeper look at how vertical farming may help the legal cannabis market:

  • Considerable Amount of Space is Saved

One of the most often acknowledged advantages of vertical farming is its potential to conserve space. According to research published in 2018, a 30-story skyscraper with a basal area of only five acres may generate the equivalent of 2,400 acres of conventional horizontal farming.

Those numbers have a lot of good implications for the cannabis sector. Cannabis cultivation facilities are extensive, with separate spaces for each growth stage.

VFUs from Flurish may be stacked, meaning they can be added to instead of taken away. Facilities can be stacked up to three stories high, with catwalks providing convenient access at each level.

Consequently, cultivators may operate in fewer spaces, make the most of their current area, save money on real estate, and save money on facility maintenance and environmental management.

  • Growth in a More Controlled Setting

Any agricultural product grown outdoors is vulnerable to shifting temperature and weather conditions. Vertical farming provides an enormously greater degree of environmental control right now.

The indoor growing environment, for example, provides appropriate illumination dependent on the crop’s stage (veg or flower). The light spectrum has also been enhanced, giving the plants exactly what they want when they require it. Temperature, fertilizer, water, and other variables are also adjusted. Consequently, the vertical farming environment is unaffected by poor weather, seasonal changes, or climate change.

For reproducible findings with cannabis, precisely regulated settings are required. Harvest yields and phytochemical composition are influenced by even minor environmental changes. Flurish’s VFUs produce the microclimates necessary for consistent phytocannabinoid and terpene concentration in each harvest.

  • Delivers Higher Revenue 

Flurish’s vertical farming utilities are very efficient in space use, energy consumption, and resource management, making them the ideal alternative for farmers looking for high-quality volume production at a cheap cost. The average operational cost per pound of cannabis cultivated indoors varies from $440 to $518. Flurish’s VFUs average $340 per pound.

  • Increase the Number of Potential Areas

Vertical farming may theoretically be put up almost anyplace. For various reasons, including the high cost of real estate, the scarcity of space, and zoning or other rules that restrict cannabis cultivation to specific locations, this is very important in the cannabis industry.

Cannabis cultivation is already a cash-intensive business with considerable legislative restrictions on cultivating it. Many operations, unlike conventional companies, are unable to get financing, posing a severe budget constraint.

Landlord issues further limit the already limited pool of possibilities. Some landlords just refuse to allow cannabis growth in their properties.

Vertical farming does not require larger warehouses since it grows up rather than out. Instead, a smaller facility might supply a grower’s size, allowing more placement options.

  • Safe and Greener Farming Alternative

Vertical farming not only takes up less land than traditional agriculture, but it also uses 80-90% less water and emits fewer greenhouse gases due to plowing, hauling, and harvesting.

Vertical farming allows for perfect control and uniformity in terms of material quantity. Cultivating plants indoors also protects them from potentially harmful environmental variables while ensuring the safety of natural fauna and trees. Pesticides, fungicides, and other dangerous disease treatments are not used in vertical farms employing modular units like Flurish’s VFUs. If pesticides are used, they are applied on a per-unit, as-needed basis rather than sporadically.

Developing the Future of Innovative Agriculture

Flurish’s turnkey solution focuses on enhancing the efficiency of existing operations while optimizing cultivation settings for consistent intended outputs. This microclimate strategy allows for complete control of the plant’s environment while also allowing several cultivars to grow in the same area (in distinct VFUs) without affecting the results.

If you have more questions about VFU, don’t hesitate to email or give us a call. 

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Creating a Benchmark on LED Grow Lights https://flurish.co/creating-a-benchmark-on-led-grow-lights/ https://flurish.co/creating-a-benchmark-on-led-grow-lights/#respond Tue, 25 Jan 2022 11:09:32 +0000 https://flurish.co/?p=91 LED grow lights have thrived through the market, spurting among many different retailers that promulgate cultivation and vegetation.

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LED grow lights have thrived through the market, spurting among many different retailers that promulgate cultivation and vegetation. But, with its growing influx, a benchmark on picking the right LED grow light has yet to be clearly elaborated, creating an increasing confusion among growers. Since LED Grow Lights play a significant part in energy efficiency and are worth the investment, most growers take the risk of trying them out versus traditional horticulture lights. 

Here are some of the factors that need to be considered when looking into investing in LED grow lights:

Quality of Light

You can quickly determine light quality through the spectrum it omits, whether it’s full-on or customized. 

Full-spectrum light is a kind of sunlight-simulated spectrum with a range of 400~700nm at large and is typically used to grow common vegetation. However, full-spectrum grow lights are also deemed to omit low-cost performance and waste energy.

Customized/tailored spectrum lights, on the other hand, are engineered for specific types of plants and omits a light range of 280nm~800nm. Although they cost more, tailored spectrum light delivers higher performance in productivity and efficiency, creating more considerable amounts of yield without wasting too much energy.   

Conducting a growing test is also imperative for commercial growers to find the best light source that provides better yield. 

Light Intensity

Checking light intensity involves 2 factors, light quantity (PPF) and light distribution (PPFD).

PPF refers to photosynthetic photon flux, which calculates the exact number of PAR released by a lightning system per second. While PPF does not give you the measurement of light rays that land on your grows, it is a metric used to determine the efficiency of your lighting system in creating active photosynthetic radiation through light wavelengths. 

The photosynthetic photon flux density is abbreviated as PPFD. The quantity of PAR that actually reaches the plant is measured by PPFD. Micromoles per square meter per second (mol/m2/s) is the unit of measurement. Suppose you wish to determine a lamp’s genuine light intensity across a specific growth area (e.g. 4′ x 4′). In that case, you should take an average of numerous PPFD measurements obtained at a particular height. To determine if a light has excellent or bad light intensity, we must simultaneously consider both criteria. 

The Efficacy of Light or Photon  

The conversion of power results in the production of energy and heat. How much light power can be turned to energy determines its efficacy.

The efficiency with which a horticulture lighting system converts electrical energy into photons of PAR is light efficacy. According to optics research, blue light is the most effective of all light hues, followed by red and white light. So, if a horticulture lighting system includes a lot of blue and red light, that light should, of course, have a high effectiveness rating.

Besides those 3 major concerns above, there are a few points we need to consider, such as Cooling system, Life span, Function, and User-friendly.We’d be glad to answer your questions and concerns on LED grow lights and vertical farming. Send us an email or contact us today.

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