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All About Greenhouses

Greenhouses come with an array of requirements depending on what the structure will be utilized for, and we are well aware of how to suit these needs. Providing top of the line and affordable greenhouses has been a pinnacle to our business. At the forefront are greenhouses that can be automated or provide light deprivation technologies in order to simplify your growing process. 

How Can We Automate Your Greenhouse?

Automation allows for an enhancement in production and procedures for many industries – the growing of cannabis is no different! Did you know, cannabis plants require 12 hours of light followed by 12 hours of dark at the end of their growing cycle?

A customer came to us as they needed an automated growing space for their cannabis operation. This greenhouse needed to have optimal light for growing throughout the stages of the plant, as well as automate processes to increase productivity levels. We were able to provide an automated light deprivation greenhouse system complete with motors, timers, and telescopic tube arms. These telescopic tube arms can be programmed to deploy and retract the blackout at any intervals to optimize lighting within the greenhouse.

Our customer now has the ability to set the timers and motors to automatically roll up and down as needed to flip their crop, rather than having to staff the operation every 12 hours and do this procedure manually.

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What is a light deprivation greenhouse?

Why should I consider it for my crops? 

Light deprivation greenhouses offer an affordable growing solution for various crops especially to allow for maximizing annual yields to fluctuate with high demand times for your specific product. We have been developing and perfecting an external light deprivation system for over 10 years now to evolve and provide you with the best manual or automated systems possible. The automated system allows you to not be present for every change made to the greenhouse. It’s not always realistic for someone to be on site for the 12-hour timeframe required to deploy and retract the light deprivation cover. Instead, the automated system works on your prescheduled times to simplify your day-to-day operation. Having your crops indoors has always been easier, and we are working to help simplify growing them even more.

This is an example of an automated light deprivation greenhouse we just put up in Maple Ridge. 

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Do you have a specific crop in mind for this type of greenhouse? 

Learn more about the product specifics for light deprivation greenhouses here

How to combat odour in a shelter? Bio-filter to the rescue.

Not all crops smell amazingly as they grow, so finding a way to ensure the resulting odours do not spread was key. We had the privilege of building this 125′ long bio-filter shelter building in Ladysmith, BC.

Our client for this project was struggling with odours, and utilizing the bio-filter aspect for this shelter deters this issue. We stepped in to build a reasonably inexpensive frame and cover this with a strong poly material including the appropriate filtering system. In order for the bio-filter to operate optimally it needs to have no rain or water on it and be protected from rain or moisture from the elements. This 125′ long shelter was built on blocks and a steel rail to fully protect the system while also accommodating all existing piping and sealing off the area from water leakage.

How does it work?

To combat the odour, the bio-filter takes the source of the smell and pumps that through a fan and large pipe into a pipe system that is covered in 6-7 feet of cedar chips to absorb the odour. There’s a “bladder” that acts like a pool liner to catch any moisture. Any residual moisture is piped into tanks and misted back into the bio-filter for further processing. If outside water gets in the bio-filter system it becomes contaminated and has to go through the full piping and mist system as well.

 

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