Using AI and robots for agriculture is not a new concept but implementing their uses into growing cannabis is. With the hemp-derived CBD market value slated to reach $646 million by 2022 using hydroponics and other leading tech will be a gamer changer. Marijuana or hemp plants are grown using a solution of nutrients and water and traditional methods have been to hand-water pots of inert medium with a nutrient solution but new tech is allowing systems to have timers, pumps, and reservoirs.
One tech being used is Sugarmade, a platform that tracks field conditions in real-time. This AI-empowered device is placed throughout hemp fields and it monitors growth. This tech can then create recommendations to mitigate water issues if they arise and links all of the collected data back to central control systems. These are just a few of the ways that grow-tech is changing the hemp business. Continue on to learn more.
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