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…

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’…

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…

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.…