Greenhouse sensors are important components of greenhouse monitoring systems. To grow plants and other vegetation over extended periods of time, greenhouses need to maintain specific conditions. This requires keeping a close eye on both the environment and the equipment to make sure everything is within the desired parameters.
Humidity is an environmental condition that is often overlooked, but it is as important to facility management as temperature. This post is the first in our Know Your Environmental Threat series. It discusses how humidity monitoring is used to protect valuable assets in a variety of applications: HVAC, Greenhouses, Data Centers and Cannabis Growing Facilities.
Warmer weather is here at last! Spring is an exciting time of renewal and growth. But it is also the busiest time of year for commercial greenhouse growers.
Greenhouse operators, landscapers, horticulturists, golf course managers, farmers, cannabis growing facility personnel and other commercial growers all need to manage irrigation. Remote monitoring can help you use water more efficiently by measuring the amount of water in the soil and sending alerts when moisture conditions fall outside the desired range. This instant notification can prevent under- or overwatering, minimize water usage, promote growth and increase crop yield and quality.
Maintaining an ideal growing environment for cannabis plants is not an easy task. Personnel must monitor a variety of factors to ensure their plants stay healthy. Temperature, humidity, equipment status, CO2, and lighting are only a few of the conditions that need to be monitored 24/7.
When growing cannabis, it’s important to maintain the best growing environment if you want to keep your plants alive and healthy. Temperature extremes can cause physical damage to plants, and excessive moisture can lead to mold and powdery mildew. This means facility managers and personnel must constantly monitor environmental conditions and equipment status to protect valuable crops. However, continuous monitoring can be challenging and time-consuming, especially after hours or during the off-season.
To keep your plants alive and thriving, it's essential to continually monitor greenhouse temperatures. Most greenhouse plants only grow properly within a certain temperature range. If plants are exposed to extreme temperatures for an extended period of time, they can suffer permanent damage. Plants lose water quickly in extreme heat. And if the heaters aren’t working on cold winter nights, frost can damage greenhouse plants.
Cannabis plants require very specific environmental conditions to thrive. Even the smallest changes in temperature or humidity can impact a plant’s growth or potency. That's why many cannabis growers raise their crops in greenhouses to create and maintain the best possible growing environment. However, even in controlled environments, cannabis plants require additional protection from potential threats.
Greenhouse monitoring systems provide an extra layer of protection for your plants. These systems continuously monitor your cannabis greenhouse. They ensure optimal growing conditions and protect against these four..