Marijuana Business Magazine - Issue 09, Oct 2017

W ith technology and cultivation techniques developing all the time, it’s imperative for canna- bis growers to experiment with new grow- ing methods to stay ahead of competitors. But you don’t want to risk your entire crop by introducing something new all at once. Instead, consider setting aside a room or a section of your facility to try out different growing methods and technologies. Experimenting with new techniques on small samples of plants can lead to increased production, better efficiency and lower costs – all without risking the health of your entire crop. Rooms can be set up to experiment with nearly all parts of the cultivation process, including: • Nutrient mixes • Lighting • Plant arrangements • Different strains • CO2 levels Just remember that not every test will produce successful results. And experimen- tation takes time and money. ROOM to T¬NKER by Bart Schaneman To remain competitive, set aside space in your grow to experiment with new cultivation methods and technologies 44 • Marijuana Business Magazine • October 2017