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3 Things to Avoid When Planning a Commercial Cultivation Facility

Updated: May 18

With the increase in competition and quality, it’s imperative you build your cultivation facility right, or you risk building it twice. Even if you've done it before, there is no such thing as too much information. Here are a few common mistakes made by the best of them:


1. Not Getting Water Quality Tests Before Blueprints

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In order to develop a high-performance commercial cultivation facility, it is absolutely critical to get private water quality tests done as soon as possible. Although an online report is helpful, private reports are critical in determining exactly what filtration and R.O. systems will be most effective for your needs. It is virtually impossible to design a system without this information, so the sooner it’s taken care of, the better.


2. Not Consulting an Irrigation System Designer Before Finalizing Your Floorplan

There's a lot to consider when planning a cultivation facility. Oftentimes, however, irrigation system designers are brought into the conversation after critical decisions have already been made that affect yields. By taking the time to reach out to a specialist in advance, you can save yourself a lot of headaches, time, and money down the road.


3. Hand Watering With Intention of Eventually Purchasing a Fertigation System


You will literally save yourself thousands of dollars in labor by installing an irrigation system. Not only is it an easy investment with an obvious return over time, but advanced automated systems can also eliminate the margin for human error and provide useful analytics. This will give you maximum precision and accuracy for maximum yields and quality.


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