Cannabis

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

Transplant Shock Slows Growth By Prolonging Recovery

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.”
https://www.gardenmyths.com/water-plant-leaves-wilt/

Challenge: Oversupply

Cannabis pricing is dropping quickly as growers improve their production. Some states licensed too many growers Washington and Colorado leading the way, causing a 50% drop in pricing in those states in 2 years.

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.

Nano bubbles can’t be seen with even the most powerful microscopes. There are many companies claiming to produce nanobubbles, or worse, “micro nanobubbles”. Only a few keep the water clear instead of cloudy (can’t be seen) and have no rise rate.

  • 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

Nano Gas has tested over 70 ppm of stable oxygen in water at standard temperature and pressure. This high dissolved oxygen has a 15 day half life.

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

During the recent pilot, operators reported that plants recovered from transplant shock in minutes instead of hours or days with Nano Gas™. Plants will waste less energy recovering that can be used for growth instead.

Bigger Crop

The treated plants were 6-12” (10-15%) bigger. Bigger harvests will help producers become low cost growers. This position is necessary in the over supply downturn in prices. Low cost growers will be the survivors.

Investment: Remote and Autonomous UI Control

Nano Gas builds solutions that harvest actionable insight from putting data into the proper context. These insights from sensors and cameras improve power, water, and nutrient use.
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.

Sensory data is collected and monitored at the edge, as long as the system is operating within the defined parameters it can run without interaction.  If the operational conditions are broken, or the data suggests a non-optimal condition,  new retrained models can be downloaded from the cloud, and the edge device will then take into account the new optimized parameters.  If the system detects many or too large deviations, it triggers an alarm for human intervention.
 
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

Call for access to our estimator and discuss these assumptions from these sources:

Assumptions:
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.

His garden designs incorporate innovative bio-resistant coatings for floors and walls, bi-polar ionization for odor abatement and improved air quality, advanced water treatment techniques greatly reducing the amount of wastewater discharged to city sewer systems, and maximization of useable square footage with rolling benches. The incorporation of Willy’s specialized techniques, design expertise and use of recently developed cutting-edge nutrients has resulted in significant reduction in operating cost, increased plant yield and superior quality.

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.

Grams per lb.: https://www.rapidtables.com/convert/weight/pound-to-gram.html

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/

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