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…

An Introduction to Vapor Pressure Deficit

How well do you understand temperature and relative humidity? By Harry Connor Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD) is used by growers to assess how dry the air is at a given moment. If the air is too dry, photosynthesis will stop in order to protect the plant from exhaustion.  Photosynthesis is the process of converting sunlight,…

3 Signs you Should Invest in a Sealed Cannabis Greenhouse

Cannabis growers today face a huge range of options for growing structures. Traditionally, there are outdoor grows, indoor grow rooms with lights, and year round cannabis greenhouses. More recently, the cannabis greenhouse industry has expanded to include more options ranging from simple hoop houses to advanced hybrid year round greenhouses with insulated side walls, often…

Odor Control for a Cannabis Greenhouse

The following is an edited version of our article on cannabis odor control strategies for grow rooms and commercial greenhouses, published in High Times.   Why is greenhouse odor control important? Sweet, skunky, minty, fruity… the aroma of cannabis is an essential feature of the crop, and a key indication of characteristics and quality. Cannabis’…

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…