“Seedo's hermetically sealed systems are controlled and managed by artificial intelligence software, which analyzes the plant's development and takes actions to optimize growing parameters based on its performance,” said Seedo CEO Zohar Levy. “Simply set a growth plan for your particular plant species and sit back and let it grow.”
Seedo notes that their grow systems can be used to cultivate a large variety of crops, not just cannabis. The company has welcomed the former head of the U.S. Bureau of African Affairs, Dr. Jendayi Frazer, onto their Board of Directors to assist Seedo with establishing a pilot program with the UN for the cultivation of herbs and vegetables where climate and seclusion are a serious barrier to agricultural development.
At the end of March 2019, Seedo also announced a partnership with Kibbutz Dan in northern Israel to develop fully automated commercial cannabis farms within shipping containers.
How the Technology Works
But when it comes to cannabis, Levy said that his ultimate vision and purpose of the Seedo system is to bring uniform standardized yield to the cannabis industry. “This is a major issue for pharmaceutical, food and beverage companies who want to include cannabis-derived products in their product lines,” Levy told us. “Our technology provides a highly controlled environment which allows for consistent standardized yields, which the biggest players in these industries require.”
Seedo produces the world’s first fully automated intelligent hydroponic indoor grow system for cannabis as well as other herbs and vegetables. No prior knowledge or experience is needed to start growing plants in Seedo’s device, as the system completely self-grows plants from seed to flower — completely sealed off from pests and plant diseases, which also means the crops are pesticide-free.
During the first half of 2019, Seedo has been working hard to fulfill the $5.5 million in advance orders for their first-of-its-kind AI-powered grow box. Now the grow systems are currently available for shipment to the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel.
The system pairs with a smartphone app that both tracks the progress of the plants as they grow and monitors the conditions in which they’re developing to optimize growth. Should anything go wrong, a notification will automatically be sent to the user’s phone alerting them of the issue.
The use of CO2 for most home growers, particularly if you’re just starting out, can be expensive (think hundreds of dollars for CO2 equipment alone!). But the obstacles don’t stop there. Actually putting the equipment together and using it effectively for CO2 enrichment is no easy task. In fact, it could end up being a complete waste of time and money.
CO2 isn’t a magic formula that you can just increase and automatically see a bigger yield and faster growth. As with everything, it takes expertise and knowledge of how to use it. You’ll need to consider positioning, the right amount of light and timing.
The beauty of plants (one of many), is that they absorb harmful CO2 and use it to photosynthesize to produce energy, oxygen and plant cells. This is why forests and plants are known as ‘Green Lungs’, because they’re inhaling CO2 and giving us the oxygen that we breathe.
How Can Seedo Help?
What springs to mind when you think of CO2? Global Warming is probably pretty high on the list. One of the main causes of global warming and the effect it’s having on our earth is the rise of CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere.
This article by Grow Weed Easy gives you an in-depth look at how CO2 works.
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