How will you ensure your plants produce to the limit of their genetics?
Your licensed producer venture will not succeed without solid cannabis cultivation planning. GrowerIQ's consultants, and our Master Grower, will craft a cultivation plan that both accomplishes your goals, and ensures efficient operations.
GrowerIQ's Master Grower, Shlomo Booklin, has worked as Head Grower for some of Canada's leading cannabis cultivation operations, such as Tilray and MedReleaf. Having managed the production of over 100 million plants, he has refined his growing techniques and trained others in the industry on how to produce safe for consumer, high-quality, cost-effective products. Unlike some other consulting firms, GrowerIQ brings you deep industry experience. Shlomo's 30+ years of commercial growing experience means that our cannabis cultivation planning services are based upon best practices that have been proven at scale.
Cannabis Cultivation Planning
Your customized cultivation plan will blend best practices proven over years of commercial growing, with your individual vision and facility constraints.
We will need to make decisions a variety of factors: physical building style (greenhouse versus indoor), rainwater capture and reuse, combined heating and power (CHP) for efficiency, and most important of all, lighting and nutrients. GrowerIQ will detail a nutrient plan that works for every stage of your plants' life cycle.
Greenhouse Management System
Your cultivation plan is one piece of the puzzle. Having your procedures down on paper is a good start, however the real challenge will be mapping your paper processes to the systems used in your facility. Legacy tracking and cultivation management systems were typically designed to be government reporting tools. They do not lend themselves easily to cultivation, let alone greenhouse & facility management. GrowerIQ's greenhouse management platform can help you integrate and automate all of your facility's systems.
You can read more in our detailed discussion on the topic at How to Set Up a Greenhouse Management System for Cannabis Growth.
Is Screen of Green right for your cultivation plan?
The SCROG method involves tying plants to a suspended screen above the canopy as they protrude to train the plant to grow a level floral and leaf layer with stems and branches below the screen.The tops of the plants are trimmed off to encourage plants to grow outward instead of upward. It has been estimated that the SCROG method can increase yields by up to 20%.
Cannabis plants are photoperiodic, which means that their life cycles are controlled by the length of light received. Your cannabis cultivation plan needs to ensure that the plants are exposed to optimal lighting conditions in every stage of their life. Greenhouses are excellent choices since they take advantage of longer natural lighting cycles, reducing energy expenditure.
Lighting in general can be a complicated topic, so we created an in-depth resource to help clear up the confusion. Read more at Cannabis Cultivation Lighting Explained.
Find Out More
This discussion only scratches the surface. Let's discuss your project in order to build a cannabis cultivation plan that best supports your needs. Learn more by getting in touch with our cannabis consultants, or speak to our Master Grower!