Medical marijuana plants require the precise balance of light, temperature, C02, and soil conditions to thrive and produce maximum yields in both quality and quantity. Cannabis farming needed a fiscally sustainable way to manage and eventually, scale their operations while tracking and adjusting to changing growing conditions to improve overall plant quality and quantity. Cannabis farmers needed to understand the potential of using sensors and the cloud to build a connected farm that could monitor conditions in real time, and requires less manual intervention, thus saving time and resources.

Business Case / Problem:

  • Medical marijuana growing is a newly regulated industry, there is additional emphasis on growers for compliance and transparency, such as the requirement for facilities to account for each plant on a daily basis. With large operations this can become problematic keeping up with the demand to constantly monitor and track each plant.

Solution Overview:

  • Soil and crops conditions were monitored with the SenzAgro farm sensors – solar radiation, leaf wetness and stem diameter sensors.
  • Users of the system can receive alerts via email or SMS so adjustments can be made and continuous, optimal conditions for growth can be achieved. The access real-time data throughout the farm allows growers to audit the key components of the growth process 24 hours a day and adjust as needed to maintain maximum quality and efficiency.
Data Monitored
  • TEMPERATURE 
  • HUMIDITY 
  • LEAF WETNESS
  • EC
  • SOIL MOISTURE LEVEL
  • LUMINUS LEVEL
  • CO2
Action Made
  • IRRIGATION AUTOMATED
  • PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS
  • CROP SPECIFIC INTELLIGENCE
  • HISTORIC DATA
  • ENERGY TRACKING
  • LABOUR SCHEDULE
  • CROP SCOUTING
Results Expected
  • Per square meter yield improvement.
  • Quality of medicinal extraction improvement
  •  Tractability of farmers, plant growth and geographical Index tagging.
  • Easy certification processes.