Cannabis in Lesotho

Location

Lesotho

Crops

Cannabis

Completion date

October 2021

Size

1 of 1.5 Hectare Haygrove Natural ventilation

Scope

New Turnkey

The Challenge

Our customer embarked on establishing a new growing facility in Lesotho. Their requirements were clear: they needed a climate control system that would minimise energy costs, provide remote access, and allow for efficient control. Operating from Gauteng, Johannesburg while managing a farm in Lesotho, they faced the unique challenges of harsh African infrastructure, which were further amplified in a country like Lesotho. Their quest led them to seek a company that not only understood these challenges but also offered innovative solutions tailored to their specific needs.

The Solution

  • AgriLogiq partnered with a local electrical company to build a turnkey solution.
  • The solution encompassed a natural ventilation system for its minimal electricity costs characteristics, ability to use the great surrounding climate, and improve yield through climate control.
  • In this approach, AgriLogiq supplied all the components and control systems required from our Zone Controller to control the climate zone, weather stations, and smart motors which operated the natural ventilation.
  • AgriLogiq then guided the local electrical company with technical diagrams on how to install the system to a compliant level.
  • Through online training and remote guidance, we assisted the local electrical team to commission the structure.
  • Our team then remotely set up the climate strategies with the farmer.

Results

Our client enjoyed the convenience of global access, allowing them to monitor and manage their operations from anywhere on the planet. The multipurpose climate-controlled structure they implemented not only shielded crops from the unpredictable elements but also significantly boosted yield. This harmonious blend of technology and nature ensured a thriving agricultural venture.

Location

Lesotho

Crops

Cannabis

Completion date

October 2021

Size

1 of 1.5 Hectare Haygrove Natural ventilation

Scope

New Turnkey

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Climate control

Definition: The ability to regulate temperature, humidity and overall environmental conditions within a space.

Use case: Climate control is used to keep the environment inside a greenhouse at the optimal growing conditions for plants.

Full weather station (External)

Definition: The external weather station is a weather monitoring system made up of a temperature/humidity sensor, anemometer, wind vane, rain bucket and rain eye. It transmits readings wirelessly to the zone controller, or in the case of a standalone unit, the readings can be accessed from the web portal. The weather station runs on a battery backup to ensure it is always running, even when mains power has been lost. There is also the option to power the station with a solar panel for remote areas where mains power is not available.

Use case: The external weather station is placed on the outside of the greenhouse in order to measure the outdoor weather readings, such as temperature and humidity, wind speed and direction, and whether or not there is rain so that appropriate action can be taken to provide optimal growing conditions for the plants.