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.…

Supplemental Lighting Strategies for Commercial Cannabis Operations

Are you spending too much on energy costs?   Now that we’ve covered how greenhouse design can save you on lighting costs, and the pros and cons of HPS and LED lights, we’ll discuss how you can increase lighting efficiencies in your commercial cannabis greenhouse with a smart lighting strategy. Let’s review some lighting terms…

LED v HPS: How to Choose the Best Supplemental Lighting for Your Greenhouse

For the second installation of our greenhouse lighting series, we will be discussing the difference between the two most commonly used artificial lights in commercial greenhouse operations - HPS (high-pressure sodium) and LED (light-emitting diode). Read Part 1 here.   A Brief Introduction HPS bulbs create light by sending electricity back and forth through an “arc…

Smart Greenhouse Design Leads To Significant Cost Savings For Lighting

The benefit of growing in a greenhouse, rather than growing indoors, is the ability to utilize free energy from the sun. The sun’s energy is more powerful and effective than any artificial light available. The downside is it’s not consistent. Sunlight intensity will fluctuate depending on a multitude of factors, so commercial greenhouse growers depend…

Water Treatment Solutions for your Cannabis Greenhouse

Major water quality considerations and ways to treat your water for optimal greenhouse production.   When it comes to irrigation, cannabis cultivators get their water from a variety of sources. Whether it’s well, surface, or municipal water, it’s important to have a water treatment system in place to ensure optimal plant growth. If you’re reading…

Benefits of Growing Cannabis in a Sealed Hybrid Greenhouse

Strong odors from cannabis farms can annoy and result in complaints from nearby residents. Many growers struggling with this issue control the smell by spending lots of money on odor mitigation systems such as masking agents or filters. While this is one way to keep happy neighbors, we believe a better solution starts with the…

Introducing the EcoLoop™:  Ceres Most Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling System Yet 

At Ceres we are challenging the idea that “high tech” means “expensive” when it comes to greenhouse design. Between our patented passive solar structural design and our Ground to Air Heat Transfer (GAHT™) System, innovation is at our core and we aim to provide growers with the most energy-efficient growing solutions. We help our growers…

Calculate Your Energy Savings! About Ceres’ New Greenhouse Energy Calculator

Our data engineers have developed a comprehensive online tool that compares the energy savings of a Ceres sealed greenhouse against a traditional greenhouse design and an indoor grow room. The purpose of the tool is for users to see a breakdown of power consumption and CO2 emission data from those three types of facilities, for…

Bringing the Sun Indoors with Hybrid Design and Innovative Climate Control Technologies

Ceres is not your average greenhouse company.  In fact, we struggle with the word greenhouse because people often think of European glass greenhouses or American style poly film covered hoop houses (high tunnels) when they hear “greenhouse”.  A Ceres Greenhouse is a hybrid, combining climate control aspects of an indoor cannabis grow with the most…