BM5 Natural Fiber & Aggregate – Wood HP is suitable for a wide range of greenhouse container crops that require a more porous substrate, like cannabis. This combination of wood fiber and perlite provides excellent drainage capacity reducing the incidence of water stress and stimulating rapid root development.
Hybrid greenhouse structure
Made with galvanized steel, Nexus greenhouses are durable and built to withstand temperature extremes, snow, wind and high humidity. Insulated metal side/end walls assist with light deprivation and polycarbonate roof coverings diffuse light throughout the greenhouse structure.
Ceramic metal halide lighting
The 315W NXT-LP CMH luminaire is the latest complement to the P.L. Light Systems product family. This professional grade luminaire delivers optimal lighting performance both as a standalone technology or when used to supplement existing lighting applications. The luminaire’s ultra low-profile design and low radiant heat output lends itself ideally to vertical applications or in facilities where ceiling light is limited. The well-balanced, highly stable spectrum of ceramic metal halide technolody delivers a natural white light that helps reduce inter-nodal stretching to produce a stockier, healthier plant during the vegetative growth cycle.
For maximum light, more evenly dispersed, DYNAGLAS SolarSoft MAX is a revolutionary breakthrough in greenhouse coverings. Combining its polycarbonate corrugation with a unique proprietary formulation allows the panel to provide 90% light diffusion while maintaining 90% light transmission resulting in maximum crop yield.
Vat and buggy washer
Contamination is a serious issue with cannabis. These rugged stainless steel washers are designed to clean and sanitize vats, bins, buggies and other large volume containers commonly found in the cannabis industry. At the push of a button, containers are lifted into the cabinet, inverted 90 or 180 degrees depending on the machine design, and then returned to floor level after cleaning.
Choose from models that process one or two containers at a time and are available with data loggers for automated reporting. Learn about our leasing program and discover effective sanitizing options for cultivators, processors and edible production at www.dougmac.com.
DynaGlas SolarSoft MAX
Polycarbonate wall panel
Introducing THERMAGLAS Opaque, a polycarbonate multiwall panel manufactured by Palram and used for light deprivation applications. Its unique construction has highly reflective white outer layers with a black core to ensure complete light deprivation, making it ideal for cannabis or indoor grow operations. The reflective outer layer will ensure maximum light when needed. The black core also ensures security by not allowing visibility into the structure. The layers also provide greater insulation abilities. Visit palram.com/us for more information.
Like a shotgun start for new plants, Jack’s Nutrients for clones 15-6-17 promotes strong, fast root growth and expansion. It shortens the time it takes for newly stuck young plants, cuttings or clones to produce extensive and established root systems. Use from initial watering up to transplant to provide new plantings with the perfect ratio of nutrients to begin strong vegetative growth.
The cannabis industry continues fighting the battle to eliminated debris, soil, contamination, mold and bacteria from equipment, tools and parts. Douglas Machines Corp. builds a line of COP Parts Washers that help take the effort and worry out of cleaning crucial components. Designed to clean all types of irregular shaped parts, fittings, valves, tubes, nozzles and tools in a recirculating wash tank that provides continuous jet action.
The DRYMAX30 2.0 Drying System is made with durable and sturdy all-steel construction. It is specially painted with white thermoplastic food grade coating. Easy to move, clean and sanitize, the system is suitable for food and medical production facilities. It measures 28 inches wide, 61 inches long and 73 inches tall.
The WET sensor is essential equipment when accurate measurement in soil and substrates is vital to your business. The sensor is easily inserted into substrates, compost and most soils. It takes less than 5 seconds to measure water content, pore water conductivity and temperature.
The 65NTGT 6.50 Nursery Trade Gallon is a co-extruded thermoformed pot. It is compatible with many transport trays. Bi-level drainage promotes air pruning and discourages root circling. In-rim tag slots are an additional feature that can be added.
Optimize plant quality and growth time by automating irrigation separately for each stem. Mayim automates irrigation using sensor data that is collected wirelessly. It also connects directly to irrigation solenoids to allow for fully automated irrigation. Mayim is cloud-based, can be accessed remotely and is DIY, so a grower can get through an initial setup within an hour.
Rimol has both free-standing and gutter-connected greenhouse options. They can be designed to meet a grower’s exact needs. Some of the most popular free-standing greenhouse packages feature stamped engineering plans for building permit; higher side walls; lockable pre-hung, insulated steel doors; double poly or woven single poly supplied for the roof; mechanical ventilation with evaporative cooling; and much more.
LED top light
The new LumiGrow TopLight is the cannabis industry’s leading controllable LED lighting solution. Coming in at a powerful 1,440 µmol/s and rugged design that is IP67-rated, the TopLight can also be controlled for light spectrum, photoperiod, and intensity from any smartphone, tablet or computer.
NitroGreen 13-0-0 is an OMRI-approved organic water-soluble fertilizer. Plant based, it will not burn plants. It features the highest nitrogen available in the organic industry for plant growth and establishment.
Woven ground cover
Reflective White/Black Ground Cover is a 3.5-ounce, UV-stabilized white woven polypropylene fabric woven to a black polypropylene fabric. Reflective white fabric on top increases yield by allowing the lower canopy of plants to receive light exposure. Black fabric underneath blocks sunlight from reaching the weeds. It is permeable, allowing water and nutrients to pass through.
LED light system
The new VYPR 2p and VYPR 2x light systems are well suited for sole-source and supplemental lighting applications across various markets. These all-purpose lights can be adapted to virtually any setting, enabling growers to create the optimal grow environment. These versatile solutions emit broad-spectrum light, which ensures consistent, high-quality plant growth.
Advanced grow mix
OMRI listed for organic gardening, Sunshine Advanced Mix #4 is recommended for indoor growing. This myc-active mix retains moisture while providing improved root aeration and drainage. This product contains RESiLIENCE for stronger stems, improved root mass and enhanced wilt resistance.
The Growlink Smart Dosing System is a complete fertigation solution that continuously measures the actual EC and pH of your flow-through and precisely adjusts the concentration of fertilizer into the system based on your programmed recipes. Programs can be triggered by time, external switching, flow or moisture sensors.
Byers Scientific & Manufacturing designs, engineers and manufactures equipment in the odor abatement industry. Systems and neutralizer are approved for use in multiple California air pollution control districts. Additionally, the system’s onboard cloud-based technology allows for 24/7 monitoring as well as automated reporting for compliance and community advocacy purposes.
The T50 plug tray is part of Landmark’s True Series line of plug trays. The dimensions are 20 inches long by 10 inches wide. The T50 fits perfectly inside of the carry tray, making transportation easier and more secure.
HES is designing coir processors for both small and large growers. Tests have occurred to publish real volume per machine size, which have determined that a ¾-inch screen delivers optimum practical size for growing media.
Soil moisture sensor
The SM150 Moisture Kit sensor measures soil moisture and temperature with research-grade accuracy. It offers stable, robust and reliable performance with advanced patented electronics and tough build. The SM150 is a dual-purpose probe that can be used portably for instant moisture readings or left installed in the soil connected to a data logger.
The Phantom Commercial DE attached light system combines top-rated Phantom ballast with an open, enclosed or super-deep reflector and a high-PAR Agrosun DE lamp. The commercial-grade Phantom ballast is designed with a smart microprocessor for highly efficient operation and extremely reliable performance. It is available in 750 and 1,000 watts and multiple voltages.
Growers can improve quality by strengthening roots, stems and foliage when they incorporate Sitality, a natural silicon-based soil amendment. Silicon is recognized to help plants build stronger leaves, roots and stems, in turn leading to better yields and quality. Sitality can be used with most insecticides, fungicides and herbicides, and works well with other fertilizers. Easy to apply, it can be incorporated into media during planting or top-dressed during feeding every seven to 14 days.
Harrell’s Seaweed Extract is designed to improve plant performance and increase stress tolerance. Applications of seaplant extract derived from Ascophyllum nodosum have demonstrated consistent improvements in overall plant health. The combination of cytokinins, auxins, and amino acids contained within seaplant extract all contribute to increased stress resistance and improved plant function.
The new SPYDR Series features high-intensity LED lighting for the vegetative and flowering stages of cannabis crops. The series has been redesigned for quick and easy deployment in commercial environments. It effectively converts energy into photosynthetic photon flux, reaching new levels of lighting efficacy of up to 2.7 micromoles/Joule. The series includes three lighting systems to choose from and is ideal for vertically grown cannabis.
With the System 420 Hybrid Greenhouses, Nexus combines state-of-the-art hybrid greenhouses designed specifically to your needs and climate with light deprivation and a wide array of coverings to meet building requirements and grower specifications. Additional greenhouse equipment components include: heating, cooling, dehumidification, lighting, benching, automation, material handling and environmental controls to operate. Clients receive design, engineering, installation construction and project management.
Woven ground cover
Sunbelt Woven Ground Cover consists of 3.2-ounce polypropylene, which resists tearing, puncturing and weed penetration. Sunbelt is ideal for greenhouses, outdoor displays and as a weed barrier for plantings without topical coverings. Sunbelt is striped every 12 inches to aid in plant alignment and is UV stabilized to last even in direct sunlight.
For controlling daylength, multilayered Obscura screens are the ideal light deprivation solution, providing 99.9 percent blackout — enough for even the most sensitive plants. Maximize grow space, control flowering and humidity, and cut residual light during critical times for consistent growth and quicker turns.
Pro-TeKt builds stronger plant cell walls and will increase the plant’s natural defenses against insects and fungal infection. Plants will become more tolerant to drought, heat and cold stresses. Pro-TeKt needs to be applied regularly to help plants support the weight of large, dense flowers.
Organic disease control
Fungastop contains naturally derived compounds that are classified as food-grade and non-toxic to humans. The liquid spray controls certain fungal pathogens and mildews by smothering mycelium and spores. Fungastop meets USDA organic standards.
The light diffusion feature of Softlite Multiwall and Corrugated Panels makes them an excellent option for growing cannabis. Plants receive high light levels for growth while protected from harsh, intense sunlight. The scattering of light encompasses both top and bottom leaves, exposing more of the plant to the light, increasing both yield and quality.
Designed for consistent growth and extreme performance, Sunshine Mix #4 is an all-purpose potting soil for containers and crops including small cell packs, large patio pots, and fabric containers where increased drainage is a priority.
Procidic2 is an organic fungicide and bactericide specifically developed for cannabis and hemp plants grown indoors or in an open field. It is formulated to protect crops during all stages of growth. Procidic2 offers a solution for cultivators looking for solid disease control without synthetics. It is rapidly absorbed into the plant and then moves toward its apex to allow new tissues to be free of infection while reducing the risk of future growth of bacteria and fungi.
Monitor and control all aspects of your greenhouse from a single programmable controller. The EC-6 Environment Controller includes 16 solid state relays with manual overrides for controlling external devices; the ESM1 Sensor Modules, which measure temperature, humidity, VPD, CO2 and light; an expansion port; and an external display.
Dyna-HOME-Gro’n Starter Kit contains: 8 ounce KLN Concentrate for fast root production, 1 quart Pro-TeKt produces stronger cell walls and holds heavy yields, 1 quart Foliage-Pro complete nutrient for vegetative growth with all 16 macro and micro nutrients in one solution, 1 quart BLOOM also a complete nutrient for flowering, and 1 quart Mag-Pro bloom booster that provides better taste and aroma. The kit includes a cultivation guide and measuring glass.
GRO-POT is a durable and flexible fabric planter bag for indoor and outdoor applications. Made of 100 percent polypropylene, it is also UV protected. The round bottom design prevents tipping and is easy to fill. Sturdy handles make it easy to transport, and larger sizes can be moved with forklifts. Its ventilation design allows for drainage and creates a healthy root system.
For more than 20 years, customers have trusted RootShield to control diseases and provide healthy root systems safely. With RootShield PLUS+ WP, you’ll have prevention of soil borne pathogens. It is known to increase uptake and create healthy roots.
Wall and ceiling panels
TRUSSCORE PVC reflective wall and ceiling panels increase the effectiveness of artificial lighting, bouncing light back to plants for optimum growth. Designed for the most demanding applications, TRUSSCORE is easy to install, low maintenance and moisture resistant. It is Class-A fire rated.
CULTIVATION: Commercial Hydroponics
Current Culture H2O, Fresno, Calif., offers the Under Current® PRO, a greenhouse-grade recirculating water culture system design for larger commercial grows.
Based on the company’s Under Current® medium-grow technology, the 35-gallon PRO setup offers reinforced and maximized for longevity in adverse greenhouse-style conditions, with many components manufacturedi n the United States.
Solid ABS modules feature water level indicators, recessed bulkhead coves, easy drain bottom, recessed drain valve cove and custom inlets for our float valve and water inlet tees; lids allow easy plant swap-outs from other Under Current systems, and include dual port-hole access points and air inlet coves.
The new Aqua-Pore PRO XL Air Diffusers have low back-pressure creating significantly higher oxygen transfer rates and higher dissolved oxygen (DO) levels. The membrane’s tiny pore size creates extremely small diameter bubbles. Air delivery is with a high-quality linear air or commercial regenerative blower (16-site and above).
Grow systems can be laid out in 2-across (Standard), 3-across (Evolution) or 4-across (Double Barrel) configurations. Layouts can include from a minimum of four models to a maximum 32 modules.
The Under Current® PRO system would be best situated in either a greenhouse or indoors with a combination of vertical and horizontal lighting. The 35-gallon PRO growth module with single plant sites will be best utilized on 70”+ plant centers. Starting plants in 8-gallon Under Current® systems and transplanting them to the PRO module at a height of 3-4’ can yield a 8-10’+ finished plant when harvested.
All PRO systems come standard in a “Boneless” configuration WITHOUT straight sections of 3” PVC to allow for custom plant spacing. The PRO Air Manifold also comes standard in a “Boneless” configuration WITHOUT straight sections of 1.5” PVC to allow for custom plant spacing.
Under Current® PRO features a one-year warranty.
Cirrus LED Systems, Emeryville, Calif., introduces the Titan line of LED-based grow lights, with shipping set to begin in late summer. The Titan 3 (250W) and Titan 5 (500W) offer Cirrus’ UVB LEDs with its proprietary mCOB array, which shows preliminary results of increasing resin production by 20%+.
The system also features a full customizable spectrum and schedule, and will be controllable through the company’s Cirrus Leaf iOS and Android apps. The Titan lights come with a 5-year warranty.
The Titan 3 will be available in an 18.5″ x 15.7″ x 4.5″ size. The Titan 5 will be 35″ x 157″ x 4.5″.
LIGHTING: Narrow-Profile LEDs
urban-gro, Lafayette, Colo., introduces HortiLED, P.L. Light Systems’ new line of LED lighting, HortiLED, for the cannabis market.
HortiLED products feature unique LED optics, custom engineered to deliver optimum lighting performance for specific indoor and greenhouse cannabis cultivations. The products will allow growers to achieve the same lighting performance as they would from traditional sources.
The HortiLED line includes:
HortiLED TOP: Designed for performance and efficacy, the HortiLED TOP is a versatile top-lighting system with a light output of 860 μmol/m2.s and a system efficacy of 2.7 μmol/J, which will deliver optimum performance and energy savings for growers.
HortiLED INTER: With its unique design, the HortiLED INTER delivers up to 125 μmol/m2.s uniformly to the top surface of the leaves, even at the lowest levels of the canopy while also delivering system efficacies as high as 2.63 μmol/J. The narrow-profile modules are also designed to provide optimal heat-management, which enables close-to-canopy mounting without any burning.
HortiLED MULTI: This product is a small fixture that offers big energy savings that can lead to maximum space utilization and system efficacies as high as 2.5 μmol/J. Designed to deliver exceptional uniformity, in limited daylight, multilayer applications, the HortiLED MULTI ensures level illumination to each individual plant, regardless of its position in the layer.
“P.L. Light Systems’ new LED fixtures provide the advancement in light performance that the cannabis industry has been waiting for,” said Brad Nattrass, urban-gro CEO. “Up until now, LED light performance has not matched its promise of providing efficient light solutions for growers. HortiLED will change the way growers look at LED light fixtures, and optimize cannabis grows and energy performance.”
LIGHTING: Low-Profile LED
BIOS Lighting, Melbourne, Fla., introduce the Icarus™ Vi low-profile LED fixture for vertical farming applications, with broad “white” spectrum (not purple) and high Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) photon efficacy in an industrial grade fixture.
The fixtures deliver up to 70% greater PAR photon efficacy and 50% more system efficiency than 1000W HID. With a vertical dimension of only 1.5”, Icarus Vi LED low profile fixtures can be mounted within 3’ or 4’ racking systems to deliver more uniform PAR levels over wide areas and multiple layers of production, maximizing crop yield per square foot.
Icarus Vi fixtures have an off-board LED driver, and can be powered through an optional remote powering system based on VoltServer’s groundbreaking Digital Electricity™ over Class II wiring. VoltServer allows fixtures to be powered from a nearby climate-controlled server room using optical fiber cables or off-the-shelf CAT 5e wiring.
This approach can significantly reduce equipment and labor costs, slash energy costs associated with expansive air conditioning, lower grow house temperatures—all while consuming 40% less energy required to produce an equivalent amount of delivered PAR than 1000W HPS.
“It is time to bring commercial crop production out of the ‘purple haze’ and into the white light, as BIOS broad white spectrum delivers the highest PAR photon efficiency along with clear cost benefits,” said Sean Tegart, BIOS president/CEO.
“Icarus Vi low=profile LED fixtures outperform other LED lighting products on the market; when paired with the optional VoltServer Digital Electricity remote powering system, you’ve got a next-generation purple-light killer for the cannabis market that offers immediate cost savings and realizable ROI.”
Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems, LLC (BIOS) is a recognized innovator in the biological application of LED lighting. By integrating years of biological and horticultural expertise with science first developed at NASA for Bioregenerative Life Support Systems as well as the International Space Station, and the latest advancements in LED lighting and controls, BIOS creates lighting technologies that deliver unparalleled biological and horticultural results.
LIGHTING: T5 LED Lamp
Transcend Lighting, New York, offers the LED T5 Horticultural Lamp that can be used with any current T5 fluorescent fixture.
As a direct replacement for 4’-length 54-watt fluorescent T5 lamps without any re-wiring, the LED tube offers the same amount of light with 45% less energy consumption. Heat output (80 BTUs per lamp) is also 45% lower than fluorescent helping save on HVAC costs.
The lamp’s 55 micro-moles per second output is at an efficiency of 1.83 μmoles/joule with a seed-to-harvest photosynthetic white color, and operates at a lifetime of 50,000 hours (during five years of 24-hour use). The shatterproof unit is designed and manufactured in the United States with a five-year warranty, and is 100% recyclable.
Custom output colors are also available.
CULTIVATION: Blackout Curtain
Ludvig Svensson Inc., Charlotte, N.C., offers Obscura screens from AB Ludvig Svensson of Kinna, Sweden, for total blackout conditions and control of escaping light glare.
The double-layered version of the screen provides up to 99.9% of total blackout from daylight in greenhouse condition, along with maximum cooling with reflective upper layers.
The material’s small bundle sizes allow for screens that are easier to handle; construction also offers humidity control and less opportunity for condensation to form on undersides and drop on plants.
The screens also meet North American fire codes.
DRY TRIMMER: Reduced Size
Pro-Cut Leaf Trimmer introduces the Pro-Cut Dry Mini trimmer to reduce space needs for automated trimming. The 64-lbs. unit takes up less than a 2’ X 2’ footprint, but includes a 14 ¾” X 9” basket and the ability (with adjustable points) to set eight positions for optimal tumbling and trim.
Features include an automatic timer (up to 15 minutes) and a Lexan® polycarbonate door. The unit includes two blades: a 304 stainless-steel blade, and a ultra-high-molecular-weight (UHMW) blade with a low coefficient of friction, high abrasion resistance and low moisture absorption.
The Canadian-made unit runs on 110V power.
LIGHTING: CML System
urban-gro, Lafayette, Colo., introduces the Soleil 315W Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) system utilizing the patented P.L. Light Systems reflector technology.
The fixtures feature high-efficiency ballast technology from the Netherlands, with hinged ballast compartment for easy access. A new breathable membrane allows for cooler operation; built-in heat fins reduce operating temperatures by 6%.
Reflectors are used to ensure that the light penetrates deeper into the crop canopy in the most efficient way possible. The aluminum reflectors are highly polished and anodized, and the microscopic small facets provide a diffused light pattern and discourage accumulation of deposits on the lamp.
The unit is compatible with Delta and Zeta reflectors to suit specific lighting requirements.
urban-gro developed the specialized lighting system to address specific needs for the vegetative growth stage in cannabis cultivation facilities, and the customizable mounting system ensures easy install and hanging in a variety of grow set ups.
“P.L. Light Systems is a leader in the cannabis indoor and greenhouse industry because of their unique reflector choices,” said Shelly Peterson, urban-gro vice president of lighting, “which spread the light in the most efficient way needed to maximize yields to cultivation facilities.”
PESTICIDE: Organic for Cannabis
The fungicide and bactericide works on contact and systemically with the cannabis crop; it’s rapidly absorbed into the plant and moves towards the apex, allowing new tissues to be free of infection and reducing the risk of future bacterial and fungal growth.
The Greenspire Global product is available exclusively in the United States through urban-gro.
Procidic2® is labeled and cleared for use on cannabis in:
Maryland, New Hampshire, Oregon and the District of Columbia are in final process to clear for State approval. Arizona and New Mexico are in the first application process with state departments of agriculture.
The combination of organic acids comprised in Procidic2® are ingredients classified as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe), which reduces the risk for pesticide applicators, and because the product has no REI (restricted entry interval), it allows growers to spray the product and still work in the same vicinity. When used properly and integrated into a regimented pest management plan, Procidic2® is a FIFRA 25b exempt organic broad-spectrum bactericide and fungicide compound formulated to protect crops during all stages of growth.
Following Procidic2® label instructions allows the producer to work with beneficials (organisms such as ladybugs, lacewings and bacteria) that feed on or parasitize pests of crops, an emerging pest control solution for the cannabis industry today. urban-gro recommends spraying the crop from the vegetative to the budding stage to ensure the pesticide has fully traveled through the inside of the plant.
“Growers are grappling with the issue of protecting their plants while still remaining compliant with the industry’s fluctuating regulatory landscape,” said John Chandler, vice president of cultivation technologies, urban-gro. “Procidic2® is the first cannabis-labeled and legally approved pesticide product to protect growers’ harvests and fight against common fungi, specifically Powdery Mildew. urban-gro has been working to get this product approved since the beginning and we are pleased to be the sole U.S. distributor of this product nationwide.”
“Greenspire Global’s exclusive affiliation with urban-gro offers our outstanding Procidic2® product the national reach and in-house expertise of a strong cannabis-focused distributor to service this rapidly growing industry,” said Steve Knauss, president of Greenspire Global.