Benefits of WeightSense™ in a greenhouse environment

Sealed greenhouses are my favorite method of plant cultivation, they provide the highest quality flower available. However, inconsistent light levels can have a significant impact on plant growth, potentially leading to stunted growth and reduced yields.

Here are a few of the ways in which inconsistent light can affect plant growth:

  • Stunted Growth: When plants receive inconsistent light, it can disrupt their natural growth cycle, leading to stunted growth and reduced yields. This is because plants rely on a consistent light cycle to trigger important biological processes like photosynthesis, respiration, and cell division.

  • Uneven Growth: Inconsistent light can also lead to uneven growth, as some parts of the plant receive more light than others. This can result in plants that are lopsided or have uneven growth patterns.

  • Reduced Nutrient Uptake: When plants receive inconsistent light, they may not be able to absorb nutrients from the soil as effectively. This is because the light cycle is closely linked to nutrient uptake, with plants absorbing nutrients during the day and using them for growth at night.

  • Increased vulnerability to Pests and Diseases: Plants that are stressed due to inconsistent light are more vulnerable to pests and diseases. This is because their natural defenses may be weakened, making them more susceptible to attacks. Because of this, it is important to water accordingly. 

  • Flowering and Fruit Production: Inconsistent light can also have a significant impact on flowering and fruit production. This is because plants require a specific light cycle to trigger these processes, and inconsistent light can disrupt this cycle, leading to reduced yields.

Luckily, WeightSense Adapt can reduce these issues by providing precision irrigation, automatically. By anticipating PAR levels and absorption rates, the system will spot dose accordingly. With this innovative technology, nutrient uptake will remain consistent, regardless of environmental and/or plant factors. 

Inconsistent light can have a significant impact on plant growth in a greenhouse environment. Growers should be aware of the potential risks, and take steps to ensure that their plants receive a consistent and appropriate amount of light. This may include using lighting systems or adjusting the positioning of plants within the greenhouse to ensure that they receive adequate light. By taking these steps, growers can help to ensure plants grow strong and healthy, and produce the best possible yields.

Please feel free to reach out to Ceres Greenhouse Solutions for more information on how sealed solutions and WeightSense can offer the best solution available. See blog on Sealed Greenhouse Design for additional information.