Fertigation for a Small Cannabis Factory

Location

Western Cape, South Africa

Crops

Cannabis

Completion date

December 2023

Size

5 type fert control

Scope

Turn-key pump room

The Challenge

The client was a small but growing cannabis facility with tight budget constraints. Consequently, they required a fertilizer solution to help meet the heavy demands of cannabis while transitioning from premixed fixed batches of fertilizer to a concentration injection method.

The solution

  • The AgriLogiq team designed a pump room capable of fertigating and irrigating seven zones, each requiring distinct fertigation recipes comprising various ratios of five different chemical.
  • We worked with the farmers to understand the concentration ratios they required for their specific plants.
  • We provided a full refurbish of the pump room using as much of the existing equipment as possible.
  • We supplied a new control system with remote accessibility and warning systems.
  • We provided inline EC & PH systems with auto balancing options.
  • We connected the water pumps as circulation stirrers to help reduce costs.

Results

  • The farmers acquired a concentrated pre-mixed fertiliser solution, ready for mixing and irrigating.
  • The Agrilogiq team then trained the farmers on the pre-set solutions to easily deploy and change them as needed.
  • The result was an 80% reduction in time required for mixing fertiliser.

Location

Western Cape, South Africa

Crops

Cannabis

Completion date

December 2023

Size

5 type fert control

Scope

Turn-key pump room

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pH & EC

Definition: pH is the measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, while EC, or Electrical Conductivity, is the measure of a solution’s ability to conduct an electrical current.

Use case: In agriculture, the pH level of soil is a critical factor that influences nutrient availability, plant growth, and overall plant health, while the EC level can be used to measure the salinity of the soil, thereby determining the concentration of nutrients in the soil. The ability to measure soil pH and EC allows for adjustments to be made to provide optimal growing conditions for plants.