Cannabis cultivation is big business around the world. Over 250,000 square feet of cannabis is being grown in cultivated greenhouses just between Arizona, California, Colorado, and Oregon. This yields more than 50,000 pounds of flower.
Today, many cultivation sites resemble a clean-room in a warehouse. With state-of-the-art equipment and meticulous attention to detail, cannabis cultivation operations look nothing like other traditional commercial agriculture sites. To achieve this level of structure requires intricate planning regarding location and materials.
At Industry Source Consulting (INSO) our expert growers can help you through every aspect of setting up your cultivation, from picking the ideal space to designing the layout. Whether an indoor or outdoor site, we’ll help strategize location, cycles runtimes, and share our own best practices when it comes to successful growing.
A highly adaptable plant, cannabis thrives in a variety of geographic locations, which is important for outdoor cultivation. While each state presents its own geographic elements for outdoor growing, different strains have evolved that thrive in every region of the U.S. Knowing which strains works best in your area is essential. You can pinpoint options by knowing more about your own environment. Take some time to learn about your local area by collecting data on:
The specifics within each of these categories can impact appearance, aroma, flavor, and even texture of yield. It’s good to know what to expect from your cultivation efforts. Because INSO has experience growing in every state where cannabis cultivation is legal, we’re able to advise you on these elements as well, making recommendations on which strains will most likely thrive in your area and be most attractive to your customers.
These types of factors become more controllable when growing indoors. You can more closely manage soil type, adjust lighting and temperature to the specifications you want, and measure moisture very specifically. You also won’t have to deal with natural microbes found in the ground. Manufacturing the cultivations specs inside allows you to grow any strain you want regardless of geography, and may enable you to diversify your inventory a little more.
Once you understand the environment you’ll grow in, the next step is to set up your cultivation site. This means designing your space first. Whether indoors or out, you’ll need a plan for how to organize your plants. This can involve breaking out a field into growing rows or ensuring your indoor location has enough planters to accommodate your volume. Knowing how far apart the plants need to be for optimal growth will help at this stage. You’ll need to make sure you have enough space to successfully cultivate enough plants to yield the right amount of product to make your business profitable.
A few other elements to take into consideration at this stage include what strain or strains you’ll grow, whether or not you need to bring in special planting mix or soil and add nutrients. Having the right foundation where your plants will grow is essential, and the base soil in an outdoor facility may not be exactly right for cannabis. For growing indoors, you’ll need to bring in all these materials, ensuring you’ve got the right ones to support optimal growth.
For indoor growers, you’ll also need to map out the extra equipment required to control light, temperature, and moisture. You’ll have to manually control each of these elements, so it’s up to you to ensure your space provides adequate light and water while keeping your plants at an ideal temperature.
A successful cultivation operation figures out how to get the maximum yield out of the grow. This is often easier said than done with so many specifications going into cultivation. INSO reviews not only the condition of your cultivation operation but also the specs for optimal growth for every strain available in the U.S. Matching your environment to plants that will do best in your area, our expert growers help you generate a higher yield and more profit. Contact us today to learn how we can help you establish the best cultivation operation for your cannabis business, and take advantage of our other service areas in property acquisition, legal support, marketing, equipment financing, and human resources.
Cannabis licensing enables you to take a popular strain, already well-known in another state, and cultivate it at your local business. While it’s not legal to transfer actual plants across state lines, with a licensing agreement, negotiated with the help of INSO, the recipe can be shared.
Proper licensing with the original manufacturer of a strain like Snoop Dogg’s Candy, grown in California, gives you access to the recipe, existing images, and branding. You’re then legally able to cultivate the plant, and call it by the same name, in your area if conditions are right.
The expertise of the legal team at INSO can help negotiate deals of this nature, giving you the ability to reproduce a popular strain for your local community, legally spreading the strain outside its state of origin. To learn more about how we can coordinate licensing deals of this nature, contact INSO today.