There was inadequate commissioning of a newly constructed indoor cultivation facility. During the rush to get growing, several building systems lacked their desired functionality. The climate management system never performed as promised and powdery mildew (PM) and botrytis (grey mold) are now common in cultivation compartments. Making matters worse is... Read More
Cannabis growers in Illinois must improve their indoor cultivation facility design. This is because higher standards are required for energy and water use due to House Bill 1438 (Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act). The Cultivation Center application requires that applicants submit specific plan sets to the Department of Agriculture to... Read More
Anyone inspiring to become an indoor grower needs to understand Where They Are, Where They Want to Go, and How to Get There. To help navigate this journey, the typical phases of a project are detailed in the graphic timeline shown. PRINTER-FRIENDLY PDF VERSION OF TIMELINE INDOOR CULTIVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT... Read More
PRINTER-FRIENDLY PDF VERSION OF TIMELINE TIMELINE AND MILESTONES Integrated Bioengineering was founded by Brad Hull, PE. He noticed the multi-faceted challenges owners experience while developing commercial controlled environment agriculture (CEA) operations. His solution was to assemble a multi-disciplinary professional team and cannabis engineering company to help solve the challenges described... Read More
WHY A BACKUP POWER GENERATOR SYSTEM? An indoor cultivation business owner asks his facility manager, “How could this happen?” Their crop is dying after a storm takes out power in a large area and makes roads difficult to travel. There was no backup power generator or emergency power plan in... Read More
Cannabis Air-borne Particle Size Chart PRINTER-FRIENDLY PDF VERSION Cannabis air quality is becoming an increasing area of focus for indoor growers because of contaminated batches and recalls. Whether operating in climate-controlled greenhouse or warehouse, air filtration is an important part of securing the biological, microbial, and food safety of your... Read More
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