The integration of IoT in cannabis cultivation promises a future of enhanced plant monitoring. As a technology consultant, I've bridged traditional cultivation methods with the innovations of IoT. The result is a new set of tools that offer cultivators precision, efficiency and unparalleled insights in cannabis plant care.
Reflection on the Pillars
Disease and pest control have shifted from reliance on human observation to proactive detection through IoT-integrated cameras and sensors. Canopy management has also been transformed, with IoT devices offering data-driven insights, enabling informed decisions on plant training and pruning.
The Impact of Telemetry
Telemetry has been a revelation. Continuously monitoring parameters like temperature, humidity and light intensity allows cultivators to address potential challenges proactively.
The Devices That Drive Precision
The surge of IoT devices in the market has made precision agriculture more accessible. Devices ranging from specialized VPD sensors to advanced lighting systems have revolutionized plant care.
Data-Driven Decisions and Long-term Strategy
Harnessing data correctly can shape both immediate and long-term cultivation strategies, ensuring optimal plant health and yield.
As cannabis cultivation stands at the juncture of tradition and technology, the integration of IoT promises a bright future. Cultivators should view IoT not just as tools, but as partners in the art of cultivation.
To quote Luther Burbank, "Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." With IoT, we're taking a step further in understanding and nurturing these flowers.
This article is the final part of an exclusive new series that will guide you through the essence of each of the fourteen pillars of plant care, focusing on indoor growth and revealing the nuances of how IoT can be a game-changer for cultivators.
Shawn Deggans owns Green Nanny, an IoT, AI and data consulting company focused on helping growers spend more time in the garden and less time struggling with technology.