Episode 20: Roots in the Past, Flowers of the Future Pt 2

Episode 20: Roots in the Past, Flowers of the Future Pt 2

Roots In The Past Flowers Of The Future

Summary:

Ever wondered how a second-generation farmer navigates the foggy world of California's cannabis industry? Join us as we traverse through the world of cannabis cultivation. Our guest, a seasoned grower with roots deep in the industry, shares his unique experiences and insights. Together, we unfurl the cultural influences that shape the success of cannabis operations and the unique challenges and opportunities that coastal California farming presents.

We share our own personal journey in cannabis cultivation, touching on genetics, managing light intensity, and the undeniable benefits of having a genetic library. We even discuss our unique cultivation process involving the use of greenhouses for vegging. We underscore the importance of brand-building; after all, consistency and loyalty are achieved through smaller batch production. Learn about our relentless pursuit of improvement in flower quality and the vital role that quality control and sorting processes play. So why wait? Tune in and let's grow together.

 

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() California's Cannabis Consumption and Business Models

() Unrealistic Expectations in California Market

() Family-Owned Farming and Distribution

() Creating a Regionally-Based Brand

() Genetic Considerations in Cannabis Cultivation

() Importance of Airflow in Vertical Farming

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Why the VAS 2.0 Is the Best Airflow System for Your Vertical Farm

Why the VAS 2.0 Is the Best Airflow System for Your Vertical Farm

The Future of Airflow Technology

In vertical farming applications, effective and consistent airflow is crucial for your crops to thrive. Many of the airflow solutions available today, such as fixed or oscillating fans, provide uneven air movement or fall short of delivering adequate air velocities. Vertical Air Solutions 2.0 system was designed to solve this problem with a wide range of consistent air speeds for any crop while working hand-in-hand with your HVAC system. The first purpose-built in-rack air circulation system of its kind, the VAS 2.0 was developed by growers, for growers. Here’s an in-depth look at why the VAS 2.0 system is the best choice for your vertical farm and how this innovative technology can boost the performance of your crop.

Why Airflow is Crucial in Vertical Farms

In vertical farming, the cultivation of crops in stacked layers elevates the risk of microclimate development. Microclimates, small areas with differing temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels, can be detrimental to plant growth. Air circulation mitigates microclimates, ensuring uniform growth across all layers and maintaining favorable conditions.

Without proper airflow, your plants will not be able to photosynthesize at their optimal rate therefore reducing overall crop quality and yield. Airflow facilitates gas exchange at the leaf surface, allowing the plant to take in more carbon dioxide (yield), release oxygen, and move transpired water vapor away from the stomata to maintain a vapor pressure deficit. Furthermore, air circulation helps to control pests and pathogens from attacking your crops by creating an unfavorable environment for them to flourish. 

While all of the parameters for plant growth are important, airflow is the equalizer that balances and ties everything together. Oftentimes, airflow is the greatest limiting factor to plant growth in vertical farms, but that has now become a thing of the past with the introduction of the new VAS 2.0 air circulation system by Pipp Horticulture.

Why Choose Vertical Air Solutions?

As pioneers in in-rack airflow technology, Vertical Air Solutions leads the industry with hundreds of successful installations worldwide. . Our products have the unique ability to deliver consistent, yet an easily adjustable amount of airflow over the entire plant canopy at all grow levels.  Top producers globally have seamlessly integrated VAS into their vertical grow platforms to ensure optimal plant health.

The VAS 2.0 Offers Innovative Technology

The latest innovation in airflow systems by Vertical Air Solutions has arrived. In the 2.0 version, each component has been fully redesigned and improved. The VAS 2.0 delivers the highest air velocities possible while maintaining consistent performance across varying row lengths.

New materials and construction methods were carefully chosen to reduce costs and make installation hassle-free, all without sacrificing quality. With highly adjustable configurations, this system was designed to meet the airflow needs of your crop.

The VAS 2.0 allows for the purest possible airflow and is visually appealing and discreet. This system is easy to install and fits a wide range of rack lengths and canopy spacing. It delivers the airflow your plants need to thrive while saving valuable space in your vertical farm.

Benefits of the VAS 2.0 System

There are many benefits to integrating the VAS 2.0 system. Here are some of the ways this technology will improve your vertical farm:

  • Increased Consistency: Stabilizes environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels for increased growth rates and consistent yields. 
  • Enhanced Crop Health: More consistent environmental conditions help promote plant growth while decreasing the risk of mold and disease. 
  • Vertical Airflow: Strategic vertical airflow can ensure uniform temperature, humidity, and CO2 throughout your entire grow space.
  • Space-Saving Design: Our new system is compact and sleek. With the thinnest form factor on the market, it fits seamlessly into most vertical racking systems while providing superior performance.
  • Increased savings: This energy-efficient system maximizes air circulation while minimizing power consumption, making it cost-effective and sustainable.
  • Customizable Control: Our system is highly adjustable, so you can tailor the airflow to meet your plants’ unique needs.
  • Dependability: Invented and field-tested by growers, this system is proven and reliable.

In conclusion, the VAS 2.0 system stands as the pinnacle solution for ensuring the success of your vertical farm. With its innovative technology, dependable performance, and an array of benefits, the VAS 2.0 system assures healthier and more consistent crop yields. Moreover, this system’s reliability is backed by its development and field-testing by growers, guaranteeing dependable performance. Embrace this cutting-edge in-rack airflow system and witness your vertical farm flourish like never before. 

Before After
Before After

(Left) Original VAS System   |   (Right) VAS 2.0 System

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Vertical Air Solutions Launches VAS 2.0: Revolutionizing Vertical Farming

Vertical Air Solutions Launches VAS 2.0: Revolutionizing Vertical Farming

VAS 2.0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vertical Air Solutions Launches VAS 2.0: Revolutionizing Vertical Farming with the next generation of Innovative In-Rack Airflow System

 

[Walker, MI, October 26, 2023] – Vertical Air Solutions, a pioneer in the indoor vertical farming industry is proud to announce the launch of its groundbreaking product, VAS 2.0. This innovative system represents a significant leap forward in the world of vertical farming, offering growers a more efficient and cost-effective solution for optimizing plant growth.

 

Vertical Air Solutions’ patented In-Rack Airflow System, designed by growers for growers has set a new standard for uniform, top-down airflow in multi-layered rolling rack platforms. The arrival of VAS 2.0 brings a host of improvements, making it the definitive choice for any vertical farm looking to achieve consistent crop yields, enhance crop health, and save valuable space.

 

The Power of VAS 2.0:

The new VAS 2.0 offers increased consistency, mitigating microclimates and homogenizes environmental conditions, ensuring consistent Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD) and steady growth rates. By maintaining even leaf temperatures and facilitating gas exchange, VAS 2.0 promotes transpiration and photosynthetic rates, leading to healthier and more robust crops.

 

Strategic vertical airflow ensures uniform temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels throughout the grow space, optimizing a crop’s potential. The compact and sleek system integrates seamlessly into most vertical racking systems. It features the thinnest form factor on the market while providing superior performance.

The modernized version also offers cost savings and sustainability with the energy-efficient system that maximizes air circulation while minimizing power consumption. Consumers can tailor airflow meet their plants’ unique needs with adjustable fan speeds and a modular system design.

 

VAS 2.0 is not just a product; it’s a solution developed by growers who understand the importance of reliable, consistent performance.

 

Key Features of VAS 2.0:

EC Inline Fans reduce power consumption and allow for granular adjustment of air velocity, ensuring efficiency and cost savings. It offers maximized fan performance and reduction of duct turbulence improving airflow with its dual lofted plenum design. The corrugated polypropylene ducts make it humidity-resistant and compatible with common cleaning chemicals.

 

Not only is the system more efficient, but it also has improved construction with pre-sealed edges and secure duct connections that virtually eliminate air leakage, ensuring the integrity of your system. It works in any space thanks to the thinnest form factor on the market, reducing overall system height.

VAS 2.0 is pressure balanced, providing equal flow front-to-back and side-to-side at variable row lengths, improving the exit angle and overall performance.

 

The optimized duct dimensions increase flow rates and duct velocities, optimizing efficiency while fan mounting brackets offer precise mounting height of the system and adjustment of duct spacing, ensuring flexibility and adaptability.

 

The new version features an improved circular hole pattern ensures maximum air dispersion, throw distance, and velocity, optimizing your crop’s environment. The duct is lightweight, ships flat, and features a pop-up design for easy installation, reducing installation time and complexity.

 

Vertical Air Solutions is excited about the release of VAS 2.0, saying, ” Vertical Air Solutions is committed to continuous innovation and improvement in vertical farming. With VAS 2.0, we are proud to offer a solution that exceeds the needs and expectations of growers worldwide. This system will enable growers to achieve consistent, high-quality crop yields while saving space and reducing operating costs. We believe VAS 2.0 will be a game-changer in the industry.”

 

Vertical Air Solutions is known for its dedication to improving the efficiency and yield of its customers, along with its commitment to stable and interdependent partnerships in the vertical farming ecosystem. With VAS 2.0, the company is poised to deliver on these promises and set new industry standards for in-rack In-Rack Airflow Systems in indoor vertical farming.

 

For more information about Vertical Air Solutions and VAS 2.0, please visit https://vertairsolutions.com/.

 

About Vertical Air Solutions

Vertical Air Solutions leads the business of providing In-Rack Airflow Systems and related products to the global indoor vertical farming industry. With a relentless focus on innovation in improving the efficiency and yield of its customers and an unwavering commitment to stable and interdependent partnerships in its route to market, Vertical Air Solutions positions itself as a responsible, customer-focused, responsive, and politically and socially involved player in the medicinal and recreational cannabis ecosystem.

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Episode 19: Top Shelf Source of Cannabis News

Episode 19: Top Shelf Source of Cannabis News

Episode 19-BeardBros_Landing Page

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Join us on a captivating journey as we share an insightful conversation with the Beard Bros and Anders Peterson of Pip Horticulture, taking you through their remarkable transformation from East Coast cultivators to a beacon of cannabis news in California. Can you imagine the struggle of becoming a trusted source of news amidst a sea of clickbait and noise? We tackle this challenge head-on, candidly sharing our experiences and the unique trials we navigated to solidify our platform in the market.

This episode takes a deep dive into the evolution of cannabis culture on the East Coast, spotlighting the influential role of California and how Hollywood and social media have accelerated its adoption. As we navigate through this discussion, we also tackle the transient aspect of Prop 64 and its potential impact. And if that's not enough, hold tight as we compare and contrast the unpredictability between the cultivation and media sectors of the cannabis industry—two domains that demand constant vigilance with local, state, national, and international news.

As we round off our discussion, we don't shy away from the complexities of social equity in cannabis, the distinct challenges of transitioning from a legacy cultivator to a legitimate business, and the intricate realities of the cannabis industry in various states. We also share the lessons learned from Canada's cannabis industry and the three Ps of success while emphasizing the importance of a sound
facility and a strong brand. So, sit back and get ready to expand your understanding of the cannabis industry with the Beard Bros and Anders Peterson.

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  • (04:44) The Rise of Cannabis Industry Reporting

  • (09:54) Building Culture in Emerging States

  • (17:31) Passion in Cannabis Production

  • (32:42) California's Cannabis Industry and Investor Greed

  • (37:08) Limiting Licenses and Balancing Marijuana Supply

  • (44:09) Mismanagement in Canada's Cannabis Industry

  • (47:56) Canada's Impact on the Cannabis Industry

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