Enhancing Cannabis Cultivation: A Success Story
Basics of Successful Cannabis Cultivation
We embraced living soil organics—our preferred growing method. We’re confident that it yields a richer cannabinoid and terpene profile. Plus, we can reuse the soil with minor amendments.
Initially, we had numerous small mothers. We optimized by cultivating larger, fewer mothers, maximizing space.
We boosted cloning success rates from 60-70% to a whopping 99%, and reduced rooting days from 18-21 to 10-12.
This stage required a complete overhaul. Beyond nutrients and procedures, we revamped irrigation systems and optimized conditions in the greenhouse. Our efforts cut nutrient usage by 30% and halved the vegetative cycle.
A well-executed transplant is critical. At Symtomax, we reduced transplant shock from 7-10 days to 2-3 days through enhanced SOPs and hands-on training. Our team found it so valuable they documented it for newcomers.
In Portugal’s Beja region, summers soar above 42°C. We had to ensure both plant and team well-being. Through training, pruning modifications, and efficient monitoring, we tackled this stage with dedication and patience.
Advanced Irrigation Techniques for Cannabis
High VPD and limited resources challenge hydration. For us, meticulous oversight and extra hours became routine. Training was paramount to achieve precise irrigation—key for a bountiful harvest.
Overwatering is common in new facilities. We focused on daily walkthroughs and training, which helped adjust our approach efficiently.
We delved deep into our genetics, devising an irrigation program that saved 20% in water and nutrients.
This revolutionary technique brought about improved yields, cost savings, and more consistent crops.
We formulated strategies for diverse greenhouse scenarios, enhancing our operations.
We addressed numerous irrigation issues, ensuring tasks were timely and accurate through tracking records.
Environmental Controls in Cannabis Cultivation
Environmental controls, particularly in greenhouses, are pivotal. We monitored our facility rigorously, ensuring optimal conditions.
Stabilizing VPD was challenging. We achieved it by revamping the air circulation, optimizing humidity, and increasing ventilation.
We revamped our filtration, warding off pests and keeping the facility pristine.
We combated unstable VPD pockets by redesigning airflow, adding humidifiers, and dehumidifiers where needed.
Post-Harvest Cannabis Processing Techniques
By updating SOPs and training, our harvest became seamless and efficient.
Dry & Cure
We redesigned our drying room, enhancing its capacity and quality of the end product.
While we retained machine trimming, we also integrated hand trimming, elevating product quality.
We overhauled our storage facilities and SOPs, ensuring longevity and quality preservation of our products.
QA and Training in Cannabis Cultivation
We reviewed and updated our SOPs in line with the new procedures.
Revamped training programs bolstered our company’s growth, enhancing departmental knowledge and efficiency.