Original Research by SGS – Green Energy Horticulture: Efficiency & Sustainability for Indoor Cannabis Cultivation

The cannabis industry is booming and isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon. Indoor cultivation is becoming common practice as the industry continues to evolve. With this, comes massive energy consumption and environmental implications. When compared to...

Original Research by SGS – The Importance of Daily Light Integral (DLI) & Cannabis

The Importance of Daily Light Integral (DLI) for Indoor Cannabis Cultivation Daily light integral (DLI), represents the number of photosynthetically active photons that are delivered to a given space over the course of a day. Considering not all...

Eye Protection for Indoor Growers

Indoor farming requires high levels of full spectrum LED light, in turn, increased levels of UV light. Without the right eye protection, an increase in UV light can create damage to a grower's vision. The greater the amount of light the more likely the grower will...

Original Research by SGS — The Future of Growing: Sugars

For as long as we can remember, chemical and synthetic fertilizers have been used for agricultural practices. While the major components of fertilizers are essential for plant development and growth, there have been environmental repercussions from using...

SGS Vertical Farming Energy Trust Success Story

SGS is proud to share how Deschutes Growery has been able to fully utilize their canopy license using SGS lighting and remote DC power.  By maximizing use of space and power Deschutes Growery has qualified for some incredible energy rebates from the Energy...

Original Research by SGS – Importance of Spectrum

Importance of Spectrum: Indoor Cannabis Sea of Green Cultivation Original Research by SGS through Research Team member Haley Bishoff Smart Grow Technologies is proud to announce our newest white paper launch. This research contains the most current...

Differences in Pollinated, Hybrid, Heirloom and GMO Seeds

Today, seeds are bred in only one of three ways: 1. in a pollinated environment, 2. through a hybrid cross, and 3. through direct DNA modification in a lab. Let’s look at each one. HYBRID SEEDS - HEIRLOOM SEEDS - GMO SEEDS Hybrid Seeds. Heirloom...

Humic and Fulvic’s Plant Derived Role In Nature

Humic and fulvic acids are some of the best biostimulant products in nature, improving the uptake of nutrients in both soil and hydroponics. Once you understand the difference between the two, you will soon discover many applications for your crops. In this article we...

Cloning Tips for Vertical Sea of Green Cultivation

You get one chance to select your clones so make it count.  Sea Of Green (SOG) cultivation thrives in a vertical farming system however it requires a shift in propagation thinking to make it a success.  Shifting from cherry picking 30 clones to develop into large...

Not All Plant Food Sugars Are Created Equal

Plant food sugar does not equal refined sugar. This should go without saying, however there are some who falsley believe that using refined sugar water on their plants help them grow.  Here is the truth to that myth:  Refined sugar water is typically alright for use...

Daily Light Integral (DLI)

How to Measure/Calculate DLI DLI of PAR can be measured using a quantum sensor.  Quantum sensors are designed to directly measure the number of micromoles of PAR. Similarly, DLI of solar radiation can be measured using a data logging light censor device.  DLI can be...

SGS PODCAST EPISODE 01 – VERTICAL FARM ROUND TABLE

SGS PODCAST EPISODE 01 -- Vertical Farming Round Table Haley and Hayden talk vertical farming with SGS founder covering the history of the early days in green energy horticulture lighting all the way up to present technology advancements as well as a look into the...

12 Easy Steps for Loading SOG trays for Vertical Grow Decks

Soil health is the foundation of farming productivity. Fertile soil provides the essential nutrients to plants and allows water and air to infiltrate, roots to explore, and biota to thrive. Soil health and soil quality are terms used interchangeably to describe soils...

Best Living Soil Base Mix for CHO Two Part System

The following Base Soil Mixes and Worm Casting Mixes were selected for best fits for Original CHO sugar based plant food regimen.  The sugar based formulas go perfect with these types of soil mixes and make perfect homes for living microbes. SOIL BASE MIX Running...

Cleaning Out Mites from Gardens with Predator Mites

Predator mites are carnivores and like what the name sounds, are a type of mite that eats other mites. There are some main differences between the predator and its prey. Where spider mites are herbivores, feasting on your crops, predatory mites are strictly...

BioRemediation – The Perfect Storm

Remediate means to solve a problem, and bio-remediate means to use biological micro-organisms to solve an environmental problem such as contaminated soil or groundwater. Micro-organisms, or microbes, are very small organisms, such as bacteria, that naturally live in...

Plant Tissue Culture Micropropagation Is Growing

Plant Tissue Culture which has been around for decades, is a way to reproduce new plants from the mother tissue and is used as an alternative to cloning.  It originated as a solution for hard to germinate orchids, but has been “sprouting” this new standard throughout the cannabis community and shows great promise for high production farming.

ASABE ES-311 In Progress

During this Thanksgiving week, we are surely giving thanks for the ASABE ES-311 committee whose continuous efforts are waging momentum in the LED standards. ES-311 Electromagnetic Radiation Application for Plants Lead and coordinate the activities of ASABE in matters...

Cascade Business News on Smart Grow Systems Goldeni LED

 A big thank you for the wonderful article about the Smart Grow System's Goldeni LED by Cascade Business News. Goldeni has been gaining attention on a local level but also gaining national attention in two other articles:  Business Wire and LEDs Magazine ...

Business Wire – LED Horticultural Lighting Grows Up with GOLDENi

Another great news article on Smart Grow Systems Goldeni LED in vertical farming. Two other recent articles include LEDs Magazine and Cascade Business News LED Horticultural Lighting Grows Up with GOLDENi  Breakthrough GOLDENi LED grow lighting optimized for vertical...

LEDs Magazine – Smart Grow Systems Goldeni LED and Vertical Farming

LEDs magazine writes about Goldeni LED in vertical farming. Smart Grow Systems launches SSL family for vertical farming applications ranging from cannabis to hops to orchids. Goldeni has been gaining attention on a local level but also gaining national attention in...

ASABE Partnership With UL

ASABE and UL work with the LED lighting industry to develop and bring safe LED lighting equipment to the rapidly advancing indoor farming market.

UL Certified Horticulture PAR Mapping Now Available

UL now certifies horticulture PAR Mapping. The setting of standards helps shape and form any industry's level of quality or attainment. Standards govern the quality, safety, level, grade, caliber, merit and excellence of products or services to meet a minimum of set...

BEST Quantum PAR Meters for Indoor Horticulture

Photosynthesis is driven primarily by photos of light with wavelengths between 400 and 700 nanometers, which is referred to as Photosynthetically Active Radiation, or PAR light which is used for PAR mapping

Eye Protection for Indoor Growers

Indoor farming requires high levels of full spectrum LED light, in turn, increased levels of UV light. Without the right eye protection, an increase in UV light can create damage to a grower's vision. The greater the amount of light the more likely the grower will...

SGS Vertical Farming Energy Trust Success Story

SGS is proud to share how Deschutes Growery has been able to fully utilize their canopy license using SGS lighting and remote DC power.  By maximizing use of space and power Deschutes Growery has qualified for some incredible energy rebates from the Energy...

Original Research by SGS – Importance of Spectrum

Importance of Spectrum: Indoor Cannabis Sea of Green Cultivation Original Research by SGS through Research Team member Haley Bishoff Smart Grow Technologies is proud to announce our newest white paper launch. This research contains the most current...

Humic and Fulvic’s Plant Derived Role In Nature

Humic and fulvic acids are some of the best biostimulant products in nature, improving the uptake of nutrients in both soil and hydroponics. Once you understand the difference between the two, you will soon discover many applications for your crops. In this article we...

Cloning Tips for Vertical Sea of Green Cultivation

You get one chance to select your clones so make it count.  Sea Of Green (SOG) cultivation thrives in a vertical farming system however it requires a shift in propagation thinking to make it a success.  Shifting from cherry picking 30 clones to develop into large...

Not All Plant Food Sugars Are Created Equal

Plant food sugar does not equal refined sugar. This should go without saying, however there are some who falsley believe that using refined sugar water on their plants help them grow.  Here is the truth to that myth:  Refined sugar water is typically alright for use...

Daily Light Integral (DLI)

How to Measure/Calculate DLI DLI of PAR can be measured using a quantum sensor.  Quantum sensors are designed to directly measure the number of micromoles of PAR. Similarly, DLI of solar radiation can be measured using a data logging light censor device.  DLI can be...

SGS PODCAST EPISODE 01 – VERTICAL FARM ROUND TABLE

SGS PODCAST EPISODE 01 -- Vertical Farming Round Table Haley and Hayden talk vertical farming with SGS founder covering the history of the early days in green energy horticulture lighting all the way up to present technology advancements as well as a look into the...

12 Easy Steps for Loading SOG trays for Vertical Grow Decks

Soil health is the foundation of farming productivity. Fertile soil provides the essential nutrients to plants and allows water and air to infiltrate, roots to explore, and biota to thrive. Soil health and soil quality are terms used interchangeably to describe soils...

Best Living Soil Base Mix for CHO Two Part System

The following Base Soil Mixes and Worm Casting Mixes were selected for best fits for Original CHO sugar based plant food regimen.  The sugar based formulas go perfect with these types of soil mixes and make perfect homes for living microbes. SOIL BASE MIX Running...

Cleaning Out Mites from Gardens with Predator Mites

Predator mites are carnivores and like what the name sounds, are a type of mite that eats other mites. There are some main differences between the predator and its prey. Where spider mites are herbivores, feasting on your crops, predatory mites are strictly...

BioRemediation – The Perfect Storm

Remediate means to solve a problem, and bio-remediate means to use biological micro-organisms to solve an environmental problem such as contaminated soil or groundwater. Micro-organisms, or microbes, are very small organisms, such as bacteria, that naturally live in...

Plant Tissue Culture Micropropagation Is Growing

Plant Tissue Culture which has been around for decades, is a way to reproduce new plants from the mother tissue and is used as an alternative to cloning.  It originated as a solution for hard to germinate orchids, but has been “sprouting” this new standard throughout the cannabis community and shows great promise for high production farming.

ASABE ES-311 In Progress

During this Thanksgiving week, we are surely giving thanks for the ASABE ES-311 committee whose continuous efforts are waging momentum in the LED standards. ES-311 Electromagnetic Radiation Application for Plants Lead and coordinate the activities of ASABE in matters...