Innovator Spotlight: Cannerald
Through the integration of Montel’s mobile racking system with Fluence’s SPYDR Series LED lighting solutions, Cannerald produces twice as much product in the same room in comparison to growing under legacy lighting systems—such as HPS—in a single level. The SPYDR Series provides uniform, high-intensity lighting directly to cannabis crops and can be mounted just six inches above the plant’s canopy.
As Cannerald grows in a controlled indoor environment, high PPFD, with over 1,000 µmol/m²/s, and broad-spectrum lighting is the ideal choice to optimize not only plant production, but also the cultivation team’s working environment.
“There are a lot of different LED grow light spectra on the market today,” said Severin Amweg, Cannerald’s co-founder and head grower. “When we tested different LED and spectral offerings, broad-white spectra on SPYDR outperformed the rest. It also allows us to accurately account for plant health since our eyes are already accustomed to white light.”
Cannerald also deploys the Fluence VYPR Series for their mother stock and the RAZR Series through plant propagation. With RAZR LED lighting solutions, growers can propagate vertically and deliver consistent, uniform light levels to their plants before transferring them to the vegetative phase of growth under SPYDR LEDs. From the propagation phase, plants enter the vegetative room in a double stacked vertical rack design with the Fluence SPYDR Series.
GMP compliance is a guiding principle at Cannerald. The company leverages Fluence lighting to ensure ideal developmental responses in each plant. By cultivating plants under highly structured CEA processes, Cannerald ensures its plants consistently produce critical secondary metabolites that meet the company’s exacting quality standards and ultimately provide patients with high-quality products.
GMP guidelines are most commonly used in pharmaceutical production facilities to manage a medicine’s points of contact throughout its production lifecycle. Europe’s and Canada’s cannabis industries have begun to employ and comply with GMP guidelines as the countries’ medical cannabis regulations evolve. The Cannerald team is transitioning toward EU-CACP and EU-GMP processes by upgrading their facility to meet standards and to provide reliable and consistent products to the market.
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