Resource consumption of outdoor cultivation environments is driven by water usage, which has its own impact on energy usage. Additionally, starting plants in protected environments has associated energy impacts. Learn best practices for lighting and environmental controls for hardy starts before bringing plants to the field. Understand how to maximize productivity while minimizing water and energy consumption.
Topical areas include:
Best Practices for Hardy Starts
Cannabis Water Benchmarks for California
Resource Benchmarking for Water Efficiency and Productivity
Operations & Facility Staff
Design & Construction Partners
Utility & Government Representatives
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Chris is the Director of IPM and Plant Health at Central Coast Agriculture, Inc., which is a leading California cannabis cultivator in Santa Barbara County. He attended Cal Poly and acquired a B.S. in Agricultural and Environmental Plant Science with a concentration in Fruit Science and a Minor in Plant Protection. He started his agricultural career as a Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist focused on the irrigation of Citrus, Avocado, Stone Fruit, Blueberries, Kiwi, and Olives. He then progressed to becoming a CDPR licensed Pest Control Advisor and Qualified Applicator in California’s viticulture industry before transitioning to cannabis cultivation. Chris currently is responsible for the IPM and Nutrient Management Programs for almost 100 acres of outdoor cannabis production.
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