THE SOLUTION LIES IN A CUSTOMIZED, AUTOMATED AND INTEGRATED IRRIGATION AND FERTIGATION SYSTEM
The varying requirements for each plant, depending on the strain and growth stage, is what presents itself as a challenge to most growers. An automated system provides your cannabis crops with precisely the water and nutrients they need, when they need it. Automating irrigation and integrating it into the main control system of your indoor growis yet another way to improve crop yields and decrease waste and costs.
We work with trusted vendors to design irrigation systems to include all the components needed for:
PVC supply and drain
Full recirculation of plant
leachate and runoff (and disinfection)
Controlled fertilizer injectors are a necessity for cannabis cultivation facilities looking to increase yields and uniformity. Manual systems are unable to provide the consistency and homogeneity needed for facilities growing multiple strains at different life cycles.
Concentrations and ratios of nutrients
Irrigation timing, how much gets applied and when
Precise volumes of nutrient solution to each plant
pH of final nutrient solution
Custom Nutrient Injector Systems (Automated):
Fully automated for easy management and detailed data records
Pressurized in–line injection for consistent application
Automated adjustment based on different indicators (time of day, stage of crop, etc.)
Potential for 64 custom feed recipes
Equipment system integration for complete control
A little more about fertigation:
Automated fertigation systems work by pumping prefiltered water, typically from a day storage tank, into a small mixing chamber. Nutrients and pH adjusters are added to the water in the mixing chamber where pH and EC measurements are taken until the solution matches the grower’s desired conditions. Once ready, the solution is aerated and has its flow measured. The software controlling the irrigation cycle will then record the data from that cycle and allow it to be graphed to the grower’s conditions. Controlled fertilizer injectors are a necessity for large cannabis cultivation facilities looking to increase yields and uniformity; manual and simpler systems are unable to provide the consistency and homogeneity needed for facilities growing multiple strains at different lifecycles.
Tetra systems have the ability to incorporate full recirculation of plant leachate and runoff. By designing the drain collection, water storage, and fertigation systems, the recirculation component is able to be incorporated holistically. A typical recirculation system will collect leachate into a tank. From there the “dirty” water will be run through a filter and UV sanitization system. The UV system will dose the “dirty water” with 254 nm light (UV-C) permanently disinfecting it, and then pump it out to a fertilizer storage tank. These systems see fast returns on investment due to fertilizer and water savings.