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Cannabis cultivation is made especially difficult by the speed at which this industry seems to advance. New technologies and services bombard cultivators with promises of greater yields and smoother operations. With all the noise in the industry, it can be difficult for cultivators to make sense of what’s right for them.

This is why we’re thrilled to present this “Mapping Out the Cultivation Success Story” report, the fourth such educational guide we’ve published to help growers with their facility design needs.

With 15 years of experience in the cannabis industry, Surna is proud to support cultivators not only through our equipment and services, but as a total solutions provider. Whether you’re looking to improve your yields, decrease pest pressures, or have a more consistent growing environment, Surna can help cultivators navigate the ever-murky waters of facility design, maintenance and upgrade.

Don’t just take our word for it: Osage Creek Cultivation, a new operation in the freshly minted Arkansas market, saw their environmental controls-related issues nearly vanish after working with Surna, as detailed here. Osage Creek worked with us to upgrade its HVAC system after the company realized it could more than double the plant count in every flowering room but couldn’t compensate for the added heat and moisture load. After increasing its capacity and fine-tuning its environmental conditions, the cultivator is set up for success for years to come.

Given the fast-paced nature of the cannabis industry, cultivators would be wise to consider future growth when making facility design decisions. Planning for future expansion without accounting for access to power, water, and sewage, or even manufacturing and storage space, can lead to massively expensive corrections when growers are ready to take the next step. Andrew Lange from Agrios Global Holdings expands on this notion in his article here.

Planning and designing a cultivation facility is one of the biggest steps growers take early on in their cannabis journey. Taking the wrong one can lead to production issues, product quality letdowns, increased production costs or, in the worst-case scenario, crop and business failure. We hope that the articles in this educational guide can help you make better-informed decisions, and if you have any questions, we’re here to help.