High Time For Legalization

Editor’s Note: Shelly Peterson, VP of Light Solutions, was interviewed at the NCIA conference in Oakland. California, the nation’s most populous state, votes again this Fall on the legalization of marijuana. It is yet another sign that the century-long prohibition may finally be lifting, one state at a time. Sea Change Radio host Alex Wise interviews urban-gro’s VP of Lighting …

urban-gro Introduces New Line of LED Products for Cannabis Market

urban-gro Introduces New Line of LED Products for Cannabis Market Narrow-profile fixtures provide maximum efficiency, optimal heat management, and game changing performance in horticultural lighting. Lafayette, Colo. (June 20, 2016) ─ urban-gro, the product solutions expert for the commercial Cannabis cultivator, announced today P.L. Light Systems’ new line of LED lighting, HortiLED, for the Cannabis market. The new product line, which …

Cannabis Industry Journal: Building or Converting to a Greenhouse? Four Considerations for Commercial Growers

Originally published in the  Cannabis Industry Journal. Successful cannabis cultivation practices leverage commercial agricultural industry practices for the most efficient and cost-effective production of the crop. Since the 1990s, the cannabis industry has cultivated primarily in indoor warehouses and outdoor farms, however the industry is experiencing a significant shift toward greenhouses. Shelly Peterson, vice president of light product solutions at …

Greenhouse Ventures Hosts Philly’s First Major Cannabis Conference

Editor’s Note: urban-gro is an exhibiting sponsor of the Greenhouse Ventures “Innovation in the Cannabis Industry: Technology, Medical & Investment” conference. Mark Doherty, Director of Sales, will be in attendance. You may contact him at mark@urban-gro.com or visit him at urban-gro’s exhibit booth. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tyler Dautrich, Greenhouse Ventures /p/ 610-406-7505 /e/  tyler@greenhouse.ventures Date: 04/27/2016 Immediately Following Medical Cannabis …

Trending Topics for Growers at MJBizCon in Orlando

Trending Topics for Growers at MJBizCon in Orlando The Spring 2016 Marijuana Business Conference is being held in Orlando, FL from May 9-11. The event bills itself as America’s oldest and largest cannabis tradeshow. urban gro is looking forward to participating both as a booth sponsor and with our own Shelly Peterson presenting on a panel focusing on the move …

“All the Rage: Converting to a Greenhouse”

Are you ready for a greenhouse? urban-gro’s cannabis lighting product expert and VP of Lighting Product Solutions, Shelly Peterson will be presenting at the Spring Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL taking place May 9 – 11, 2016 in Orlando, FL. Her topic is “All the Rage: Converting to a Greenhouse.” If you are wondering why only now, has …

Cannacon 2016: Trends and Topics and Takeaways

urban gro’s team represented the company and the industry at CannaCon in Seattle February 18 – 20. Shelly Peterson, VP of Lighting Product Solutions, spoke on a panel addressing sustainable cultivation practices. Both Shelly Peterson and J.Chander, VP of Cultivation Technologies, along with team members, met with grow facility owners and cultivators to discuss how urban gro’s products can help them …

Connect with urban-gro at CannaCon Seattle

urban-gro is participating at CannaCon Seattle February 18-19-20. urban-gro is exhibiting at booth 209 where urban-gro’s cannabis cultivation, IPM and lighting experts, including J. Chandler and Shelly Peterson, are meeting with attendees to discuss their commercial growing needs. Shelly Peterson is also presenting a seminar on Technology – Lighting on “Cultivation Light & its impact on the Power Grid”. With …

urban-gro announces release of new LED Portfolio for the Cannabis Industry

urban-gro announces release of new LED Portfolio for the Cannabis Industry New HortiLED Line by Partner PL Light Systems launching in the United States Lafayette, Colo. (February 3, 2016) – Cannabis growers have faced a perennial issue: save money with LED lighting but risk yield, or get great yield along with astronomical energy bills. Now the latest technology hitting the market …

NCIA Expert Blog: SUPPLEMENTING GREENHOUSE LIGHTING IN WINTER MONTHS

As seen in the recent NCIA blog on how you can maximize your greenhouse cannabis harvests. As the seasons change, so does the amount of light that enters into your greenhouse. Summer months may offer an abundance of natural light; however, the longer nights of winter require supplemental lighting for growers to achieve the best yield possible from their crop. Some greenhouse …

Urban-gro Proudly Supports Women Grow’s Mission to Cultivate Cannabis Entrepreneurs

Women Grow connects, educates, and empowers diverse leaders in all segments of the cannabis industry. Women Grow was created to inspire and empower the next generation of cannabis industry leaders by creating programs, community and events for aspiring and current business executives. Founded in 2014 in Denver, Women Grow is a non-profit that serves as a catalyst for women to …

urban-gro to Provide Innovative Lighting Solution for the Cannabis Industry

urban-gro to Provide Innovative Lighting Solution for the Cannabis Industry Soleil 315W CMH Light Fixture Now Available for the Cannabis Vegetative Growth Stage Lafayette, Colo. (January 26, 2016) – As the Cannabis industry continues to bloom across the United States, Colorado-based urban-gro, a leader in large-scale lighting and pest-management product solutions for Cannabis grow facilities, has developed the next generation …

Marijuana’s Electric Bills Are Sky High

urban-gro’s Shelly Peterson, Vice President of Lighting Sales, is interviewed by Inside Energy on how to reduce a grow facility’s energy consumption.   Video produced by Vicky Collins. Filmed and edited by Dennis Flippen. Marijuana is Colorado’s newest cash crop. Between January and June of 2015, more than 112,000 pounds of bud were sold in the state. The Denver Post …

What lighting solution do you have in place?

When looking at supplemental lighting, growers should look at lighting output and light distribution as this lighting intensity will provide the greatest yields. But, while lighting output and light distribution are important metrics, light conversion efficiency is also a strong indicator of a successful grow set-up. Recent analysis by an independent NVLAP accredited lab shows that the NXT2 leads the …

Supplementing lighting for greenhouses

Fall is officially here! With the days getting shorter, commercial greenhouse growers are looking for supplemental lighting solutions to increase their yields. Garden & Greenhouse offers an overview of lighting solutions in their October 2015 issue. If you are looking for lighting solutions for your greenhouse (or indoor facility), please contact Shelly Peterson, VP of Sales – Lighting. You can …