Today is the last day of AHR Expo, and the show is beginning to settle down as we all head back to our normal day-to-day. We hope that all of our teammates, partners, customers, and acquaintances have safe travels wherever you are headed to. Continue reading “Thanks for Visiting Us at AHR Expo!”
Since the 1950’s, the pneumatic air seeder/planter has been used as the most efficient, reliable, and cost-effective method of planting a variety of seeds. Moreover, having accurate and dependable controls are a key component to running the correct vacuum pressure for these seeding machines. Here’s how it works: using a high capacity fan, a vacuum is created in the central distribution chamber. The seeds and/or fertilizer are then pulled behind the grain drill in a separate cart. The vacuum carries the seed through tubes located under the hoppers. Seed and fertilizer are then carried in the vacuum air stream to row openers on the drill and then into the soil.Continue reading “Air Pressure Solutions for Seeding/Planting Machines”
Labeled a “first of its kind investment” by the Department of Energy, a funding opportunity for public K-12 school facilities was approved November 26th, 2022. Its name? The Renew America’s Schools Grant.
The first round of these grants will account for $80 million dollars (and the full grant program estimated to total around $500 million dollars) will be allotted for energy improvements that result in direct reduction to school energy costs, increased energy efficiency, and lead to improvements in teacher and student health. Continue reading “Department of Energy’s “Renew America’s Schools” Grant Program”
There’s a saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and this is no different with your sensors and controls of the greenhouse/indoor farming equipment that you use and rely upon everyday. Similar to any controlled environment, it is vital to monitor and proactively interpret the pressure, temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide (CO2) supplementation, and irrigation of your growing space. Losing control of your environment can lead to cultivation headaches ranging from poor air flow to extreme temperatures; additionally, high humidity and low irrigation rates can lead to the spread of disease and viruses. Continue reading “Temperature and Relative Humidity in Greenhouses and Cannabis Production”