Holistic Integrated Pest Management for Cannabis Grows

Let’s talk Integrated Pest Management, otherwise known as IPM.  Ceres’ Sunny Kaercher “sat down” virtually with Dan Banks of Lightshade to discuss the basics of IPM. You can find a video interview here. In an effort to make this information more accessible we created a summary of their discussion about Integrated Pest Management and how…

What is the best way to cool a greenhouse during the summer? Fogging vs. Wet Wall

Our goal at Ceres Greenhouse Solutions has always been to provide professional cultivators and hobby gardeners alike with greenhouse designs that are both efficient and effective. This includes designing and supplying environmental control systems that are right for your climate and growing goals. When it comes to environmental controls, a common question we get asked…

Greenhouse Emissions and Indoor Cannabis Cultivation

A Look At The Environmental Impact Of The Cannabis Industry   Cannabis and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions The cannabis industry is booming and with it comes huge financial winnings for those invested in the industry. Looking at this market from a financial, or even “health or self-improvement” standpoint, it is easy to think that society…

5 Reasons Ceres Designs With Building Information Modeling

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a 3D modeling process used for design and construction in order to more accurately plan and build structures. At Ceres we use BIM software in order to create the most efficient and comprehensive processes for detailed design plans and analysis tools. There are a multitude of reasons why our use…

Carbon Dioxide and Optimal Plant Growth

By Hervé Maumus-Hue Carbon dioxide (CO2): The Basics  Introduction 1 - Different types of plants, different biological processes 2 - C3 plants: the importance of CO2  supplementation 3 - Supplying CO2 - Considerations 4 - Injection techniques 5 - Estimating the cost of CO2 6 - Injecting CO2 can be more cost effective than supplement…

Plant Diet : How To Grow Healthy Plants

By Hervé Maumus-Hue Managing a perfect growing environment is challenging and is the topic of much research. We know that the environment dictates the efficiency of these chemical and physical processes/reactions. As shown below, the environment can be divided into 9 main parameters called the nine cardinal parameters: CO2, temperature, humidity, light, wind, oxygen in…

What is Quality by Design?

What is QbD? Quality by Design (QbD) is a design approach with a focus on building quality into the original product. A product can be defined as a good, service, information, or an internal process. The QbD process is organized into five major steps: defining the objectives and goals, the discovery of appropriate data, design,…

Tuning the Spectrum – An Introduction to Far-Red 

At Ceres, we help our clients become smarter growers by staying at the forefront of greenhouse technology. We conduct our own research on greenhouse systems and collaborate with research institutions so we can continue to optimize our structures. The following is an overview of Red and Far Red light radiation and its effects on plants.…