Indoor growing is a term we use to describe crop production that doesn’t generally utilise sunlight but also gives the ability to control the environment.
By growing in an indoor facility with supplemental lighting, you can have better control over your inputs and can tailor the space to suit the crop growth requirements. It also means you can potentially grow all year round.
Get the light right
In an indoor grow room with no external (or natural) light source, lighting is incredibly important but not all lights are created equal. Plants require certain light quantity/quality depending on their growth stage and the type of crop. Speak to one of our experts to get recommendations on lighting for your setup and how to get it automated.
The key to automation is being able to rely on the technology to do the work for you. Once you set the parameters you can focus on other important tasks.
If a problem comes up, the system will then alert you (via email or text message) and you can log in to check the data.
Crops can be fragile things and, like humans, respond well in great conditions. Greenhouse automation lets you tailor an environment for your crops that can offer reactive solutioning to outside influences that may otherwise jeopardize the yield of your crops.
What's an example of an indoor growing environment?
The different types of indoor growing situations can include:
- Shipping containers
- Underground rooms
- Growth chambers
- Other indoor converted spaces
These are great for crops like medicinal cannabis, leafy greens or microgreens - which may be economically suited for high density cultivation.
What are the overall benefits of an automated greenhouse?
The overall benefits of automating your grow operation are vast and plentiful. Regardless of how you’re looking to develop your growing enterprise, automation offers universal benefits that allow you to achieve your goals - and then some.
- Decrease your labor costs - By reducing the amount of manual work, you decrease labor costs and free up workers to focus on other areas of importance. Perfect if you are looking to expand your business or introduce new skills to your workers.
- Be accurate - Know exactly what’s happening in your greenhouse and make data driven decisions based on facts and not assumptions. The technology and equipment exist to benefit you as the grower!
- Increase quality and yield - If you don’t measure you can’t improve. Automation will give you the knowledge to increase quality and yield, learn from previous crop cycles, and give you better return on investment (ROI).
Why is it important to automate your grow room?
Plants require certain conditions to grow with the best quality, and to do that, you have to understand exactly what is happening not only with the plants but also the environment. Automation gives you the opportunity to be precise and accurate.