When it comes to greenhouses, they are a great protection from adverse weather conditions, but what many don’t realize is that outside factors have a significant impact on what’s happening to your plants inside the greenhouse.

There are optimal conditions that plants thrive in and finding that sweet spot can be tricky when you consider all the environmental variables including light and solar radiation, wind, atmospheric pressure and relative humidity as well as rain and precipitation.

CREATE CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESS

Crops can be fragile things and, like humans, respond well in great conditions.

Automation lets you tailor an environment for your crops that can offer reactive solutioning to outside influences that may otherwise jeopardize the yield of your crops.

WATER RIGHT EVERY TIME

If you are manually watering it can be easy to overwater or underwater your plants. To be accurate you would need to stick to a good schedule to make sure there were no inconsistencies.

Automation is accurate based on the schedule you set which can be adjusted based on type of crop, quality, yield and local weather station parameters.

REGISTERING YOUR RUN-OFF

Your water run-off can tell you about the health of your plant. Depending on the type of crop, growth stage and growing method your run-off varies, but may be kept around 20%.

An automated control system can monitor and measure your run-off for you. The data gathered can then be used to ensure compliance with local legislation if required and give you an accurate measurement of expenditure.

 
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TAKE OUT THE GUESSWORK

Because of the limitations of having to manually control all the variables that can affect your plants and therefore your yield, we advise a good controller for your greenhouse. This will take the guesswork out of the job.

A great automation system will also monitor your rootzone, your climate, send alerts when there’s a problem and allow you to manage everything by remote access on any device.

 

COMPLETE CONTROL OVER YOUR ENVIRONMENTS

Depending on the size, type and structure of your greenhouse; a good system will control your:

  • vents  

  • heating  

  • cooling  

  • lighting  

  • CO2  

  • irrigation  

  • roof (if it's retractable)

  • anything else you choose to control  

 
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WHAT ARE THE OVERALL BENEFITS OF AUTOMATION?

The overall benefits of automating your growing operation are vast and plentiful. Regardless of how you’re looking to develop your growing enterprise, automation offers universal benefits that allow you to achieve your goals - and then some.

Decrease your labor costs

Automation can either decrease your labor costs or allow you to free up workers to focus on other areas of importance. Perfect if you are looking to expand your business or introduce new skills to your workers.

Be accurate

Know exactly what’s happening in your greenhouse and make data driven decisions based on facts and not assumptions. The technology exists to benefit you as the grower!

Increase quality and yield

If you don’t measure you can’t improve. Automation will give you the knowledge to increase quality and yield, learn from previous crop cycles, and give you better return on investment (ROI).

 

If you want to know more about the benefits of automated greenhouses get in touch and we will be happy to share our knowledge and expertise to get you up and running.

 

OUR SOLUTIONS FOR AUTOMATED GREENHOUSES

The size and scope of your operation may require different solutions. Please contact us for a more detailed discussion on what is the best approach for your business.  

 

CLIMATE CONTROL

Everything from temperature and humidity to lighting and CO2 can be controlled through a single device. Take charge of your growing environment with our climate control solutions.

 

HYDROPONICS & SUBSTRATES

Deliver water, nutrients and oxygen to your plants without the need for soil through hydroponic growing. A cost-effective, sustainable approach, hydroponics is perfect for crops such as microgreens, leafy greens and medicinal cannabis.

 

IRRIGATION & FERTIGATION

Avoid wasting energy and manage your climate, irrigation, and fertigation with our simple but comprehensive controllers. Especially set for your single zone, you can monitor your zones continually to ensure ongoing best practice.

 

MULTI-CROP SOLUTIONS

Different plants have different needs so it’s imperative, when growing multiple crops on the same site, that you have the tools and automation established to fulfill those needs. Our tools offer the customization and flexibility to ensure all crops can be neatly managed.

 

MULTI-AREA SOLUTIONS

As your growing empire expands to multiple sites, it can be hard to stay across the progress and day-to-day management of each and every one. That’s where our automation tools come into play allowing you to access all sites with ease - remotely.