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CEN at MJBizCon: Data is a Cannabis Cultivator's Best Friend

Neatleaf CEO Elmar Mair describes how his company's system gives growers a fuller picture.

The Cannabis Equipment News team recently traveled to MJBizCon held in Las Vegas from November 28, 2023 through December 1, 2023. At the show, we interviewed equipment manufacturers, cultivators, operators and new product developers to learn more about what they bring to the cannabis industry.

The Neatleaf Spyder is a lot like a cable-based football stadium camera, but instead of following the game it hovers above a cannabis cultivator's canopy and collects loads of data about the crop.

Neatleaf CEO and Co-Founder Elmar Mair said the small box his company designed can monitor temperature, humidity, CO2, plant height and more while providing a comprehensive view of how your cannabis is growing. It can determine plant health by watching for stress symptoms like yellowing, folding and necrosis, and quantifying it so growers can easily understand what's happening. It also provides immediate feedback on any changes made, so growers don't have to rely on just gut feelings about what's working and what's not.

The Spyder generally only takes a few hours to install and can be adapted to fit many different environments. Once installed, users only need to hit "play" before the system calibrates itself and starts running. It's only for indoor cultivation use at the moment, but Mair said there's likely no reason his company couldn't put up poles and mount the system to monitor an outdoor grow.

The next MJBizCon will be held in Las Vegas from December 3, 2024 through December 6, 2024 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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