Challenge: Low Oxygen Slows Root Growth
Low Oxygen Supply to Roots Slows Growth
Plants need oxygen in their irrigation water for growth. Low levels of oxygen in the water stunt plant growth.
“Plant development was reduced when plants were subjected to the lowest oxygen concentration. In time, increasing differences in leaf area were observed when plants were grown under different oxygen levels, showing largest leaf area at 10 mg L-1 oxygen. Also, root mass was significantly reduced when plants were grown under low oxygen conditions. Bacteria and other micro-organisms that consume oxygen can reduce oxygen levels.” https://www.actahort.org/books/697/697_5.htm
Challenge: Transplant Shock Slows Growth
Growers transplant plants before they grow too big for their current pot.. After transplantation, the leaves wilt and take hours to days for recovery. This slows plant growth.
“When you move a plant, especially a larger established plant, you will damage a lot of roots. It is quite normal for such a plant to show wilting right after being moved.”” Occasional short term wilting will not do too much harm, but it is still not good for the plant.”
This chart shows Q2 pricing per pound averaged across states from 2016-2018. Prices stabilized a bit last year. The supply varies by state.
Originally from http://www.cannabisbenchmarks.com/weekly-report/
The Solution: Nano Gas Bubbles
Our patented equipment creates nanobubbles without clogging. The bubbles average less than 200 nanometers, with hundreds of billions of bubbles per liter. You can’t even see them. Instead of creating smaller and smaller apertures to produce the bubbles, we do it without clogging.
- Unlike other nanobubble solutions:
- We don’t clog
- We work at high volumes
- We provide an entire process
- With a penetrating mixer
- We have continuous flow.
- Unlike cavitation, we add additional gas without heating or foaming
Nano bubbles created with our process multiply the amount of gas that is stable in a liquid by 5-10 times. We measured oxygen at 55 ppm in tap water at standard temperature and pressure with a 15-day half life.
Producing Nano Bubbles
In our Colorado testing, tap water was 4 ppm, lower than even the lowest recommended amount for plants. We provided water at 70 ppm. It dropped down to 35 ppm over a 15 day period, still nearly 10 times tap water.
This video shows measurement of 49 ppm at 75 degrees F on water kept over the weekend. Note that the water is completely clear, not cloudy.
Fast Transplant Recovery
Investment: Remote and Autonomous UI Control
Insight from the data can find correlation between input and growth results.
Nano Gas is designed and built for low labor, remote monitoring with autonomous operations capabilities. The IoT sensors communicates with the same hardware package that Tesla uses to run its autonomous driving. We use it to sense, monitor and control the entire process.
Our solution supports low labor operations of the stimulation and application of the treatment on a regular and repeatable basis without truck rolls and manpower.
Top Line Growth
The Standard OK https://thestandarddistro.com/ expects to use 1,600 to 2,000 gallons per day for 15,000 square feet of space (50% of which would be canopy).
Expert cultivator, Willy Gardiner, estimates that canopy space is 50% of total square feet of facility. https://www.bdgreenhaus.com/about-us
Willy Gardiner designs state of the art cannabis gardens using innovative technology and techniques yielding substantial increase in quality and volume of plant yield. He has worked with numerous parties developing strategies and garden layout to achieve high plant production. Willy has to developed state of the art cannabis facilities with major brands in the cannabis industry and have utilized his expertise in design and build-out of their facilities.
Grams per square foot, harvests per year, flowering canopy space. https://www.newcannabisventures.com/wp-content/uploads/MJardin-ArcView-Market-Report-Cost-Analysis.pdf Flowering canopy space estimated at 30% on this site.
Cannabis prices vary by state. Here is an article on Colorado and Oregon https://mjbizdaily.com/marijuana-wholesale-prices-on-the-rise-in-mature-recreational-markets/
Here is the spot price information: https://www.cannabisbenchmarks.com/report-category/united-states/