Expert Tour In A 30,000 Square Foot Aeroponic Grow Facility

RAIR is a vertically integrated aeroponic cultivator located in Michigan, USA. Ashley Hubbard is their director of cultivation and manages a highly automated state-of-the-art 22,000 square foot canopy facility. They retail top shelf flower and consumables through their five dispensaries, and here, Ashley will give you a personal tour of their facility and grow procedures.

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Advanced Air & Water Treatment

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Water Treatment & Recapture

Their operation leverages precision aeroponics and the to produce the cleanest flowers possible with a continuous harvest flow from mothers to clone/veg to flower.  Their production operation is fully contained, recycles all of it's used water and nutrients, and uses zero soil. Their environmental and nutrient recipes are optimized for each variety with real time adjustments for the highest terpene optimization for their consumers. This is one of the most impressive operations we have seen and we are delighted to share it with you.

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You can also view our "Water Quality" webinar here.:

 


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Brilliant Mothers Deliver Healthy Clones

Look Inside

RAIR starts their grow cycle with beautiful healthy Mother plans for all of their genetics. Ashley Hubbard reviews their process in their multi-cycle Mothers room for 9 different strains in this video. RAIR regularly cycles through their Mother plants to run with the very fast growth in the AEtrium-4 Tall Plant System. Their Mothers supply cuttings each week to the nect phase of their production: Cloning. It is fully contained, recycles all of it's used water and nutrients, and uses zero soil. 

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You can also view "Give Your Plants The Best Start" webinar here.

 


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Taking Cuttings From Mothers - Clone Demonstration

AEtrium-2.1 SmartFarm Nursery System

It was useful as part of this flow to insert a short demonstration of how to properly take cuttings from a Mother plant.  For that purpose, we have Karl Kulik giving the best approach to select and take a branch cutting.  This cutting will root in the AEtrium SmartFarm in 3-5 days and it will be a bushy 12 inch tall rooted Clone in 10-12 days.

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Cuttings Turn Into Energetic Rooted Clones

Zero Veg Space

This segment covers the RAIR aeroponic Clone & Veg room where they take cuttings from their mother room and grow them into rooted Clones, pinch off the tops, and in a total of 4 weeks deliver a bushy Veg plant to their next available Flower room. Zero soil is used throughout the facility. 

Their continuous harvest process has a capacity of more than 300,000 clones per year in four 48-tray SmartFarm systems with the growth and harvest process staged and synchronized for their next available flower room.

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You can also view Bulking Up Your Plants: Vegetative Plant Production here -->

 


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Early Flower Week 3 At RAIR

Eye-Opening Tour

After the Clone & Veg cycle in the AEtrium-2.1 SmartFarm in the previous episode, Ashley Hubbard and team show us what week 3 of Flower looks like in one of their 2,000 square foot Flower rooms.  After a few days of environmental transition, they flip the light cycle to 12 hours ON/12 hours OFF and they are in Flower. 

The plants grow and stretch at this stage and Ashley explains their crop steering methods and one of their A/B tests in process. 

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You can also view Flower Blooming

Part 1: Cultivation Tips On Your Way To Bud Set here -->

 


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Expert Usage Of The Guardian Grow Manager

Must See

The team at RAIR captures thousands of data points automatically and consistently uses the Guardian Grow Manager to execute and monitor A/B grow recipe testing. Their environmental and nutrient recipes are optimized for each variety with real time adjustments for the highest terpene optimization for their consumers. This is one of the most impressive operations we have seen and we are delighted to share it with you.

View "Expert Usage Of The Guardian Grow Manager"

 

You can also view our OnDemand Guardian webinars:

The Ultimate Cultivator's Tool -->

Managing The Flow Of Your Operations -->

 


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Flower Week 6 At RAIR

Beautiful Buds For 9 Strains

Ashley and team continue their aeroponic facility tour with the bonus of 9 strains in beautiful Flower.  Join them as they walk you through one of their Flower rooms at the end of week 6. You can appreciate the attention to detail and the cleanliness of this stage in their flower development in zero soil. AEssenseGrows AEtrium-4 aeroponics are optimized for each Flower room. Ashley reviews her unique grow recipes for each strain. She uses this to increase cannabinoid potency and enhance terpene profiles through crop steering techniques. Their production operation is fully contained, recycles all of it's used water and nutrients. This is one of the most impressive operations we have seen and we are delighted to share it with you.

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You can also view Flower Blooming

Part 2: Bud Swell To Post Harvest -->

 


Some of this content was originally captured by the Future Project, with footnotes by episode.