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Hydroponics

7 tips for a successful hydroponic growing operation
By Jon Greene on November 17, 2020

Hydroponics is a growing method that doesn’t require soil. Instead, your plant root systems are supported by a soil-less medium while having access to a steady supply of nutrient-rich...

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A beginner's guide to hydroponics
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on October 31, 2020

What is hydroponics? Hydroponics is a growing method that makes use of a solution of nutrients and water as opposed to soil. Hydroponic systems can vary widely in scale, from a small...

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CEA

What CEA can learn from NASA's plant growth experiments
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on September 3, 2020

As part of their official Technology Transfer Program, NASA recently hosted a webinar that covered the very latest exciting plant growth technology and innovation coming out of the Space...

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A Q&A with WWF on how it plans to tackle the sustainability of CEA and food security
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on August 29, 2020

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently published an Innovation Analysis report entitled Indoor Soilless Farming: Examining the Industry and Impacts of Controlled Environment Agriculture...

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Case Study

Block5 Brew Lab - pH Pen case study
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on August 18, 2020

Block5 Brew Lab is a brewing business that specialises in creating and selling kombucha. Based in Tauranga, New Zealand, Block5 was founded by Matt Gillon, who, after identifying an...

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Why is water quality important?
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on August 11, 2020

Why does water quality matter?  Have you ever heard a grower speak about needing to use RO water or telling you to be careful of your municipal water as it may be too 'hard'? This kind...

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Conductivity

What is conductivity and how do you measure it?
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on July 15, 2020

Why is conductivity a fundamental parameter of growing? All plants need the right amount of food (nutrients) in order to grow. Electrical conductivity (EC) is an essential measurement...

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Case Study

Artisan Grown - Combo Meter and Pulse Meter case study
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on July 10, 2020

Founded in 2017, Artisan Grown is a medicinal cannabis business located in Canby, Oregon. Artisan Grown is owned and managed by Kyle Pope, a US Marine veteran. Kyle was first drawn to...

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CRG Grow Greenhouse - Guardian Monitor Connect case study
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on July 10, 2020

With their first restaurant opening in 1997, the Cunningham Restaurant Group (CRG) has grown into an integrated farm-to-table business with multiple eateries located across three US...

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Kawahara Nurseries - Pulse Meter and Multimedia pH Meter case study
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on June 25, 2020

Since the early 1940s, family-owned Kawahara Nurseries has been working hard to grow and supply high-quality nursery plants to retailers in the California region. Their mission is to...

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