A recent trial run of Seedo found that “Individual robots were able to produce between 100-120 grams of dried bud in just 90 days, giving clients an excellent product grown without using pesticide.”
Founded in 2015, the Israeli AgriTech firm’s self-contained device generates “high yields of lab-grade, pesticide-free herbs, and vegetables,” states Seedo’s website.
It can grow other things too but it’s safe to say, most people are using Seedo to grow weed.
“Designed to simulate your specific plant’s ideal natural conditions, Seedo delivers precision agriculture for brag worthy yields using minimal space.”
On March 19, Seedo announced plans to build the world’s first fully automated, commercial-scale, pesticide-free, containerized cannabis farm as part of a new partnership with Kibbutz Dan, an agriculture-based community in Israel, which was recently approved the export of medical marijuana.
Seedo then uses its own algorithm to implement the ideal water, fertilizer, and temperature levels for whatever you are growings in order to maximize its yield.
CO2 for Home Growing
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.
It’s a well-known fact in the agricultural world that high concentrations of CO2 can improve the growth and yield of a crop. Greenhouse farmers have been doing it for years. How does it work? In high-light situations, supplying more CO2 allows your plants to use more of that light, which results in increased photosynthesis and therefore faster growth and bigger yields.
In a natural ‘outside’ atmosphere CO2 moves at around 400 ppm. However, it’s been shown that the herb plant can benefit from up to 3 times that, between 1200 – 1500 ppm.
How Can Seedo Help?
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.
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.
We spoke with the CEO of Seedo, Zohar Levy, to get a better understanding of how their grow system works and what the future may hold for Seedo and their unique technology.
How the Technology Works
The company encourages the public to “think of Seedo as the first driverless car for hydroponic growing.”
Seedo’s autonomous growing device, which looks similar to a mini-fridge, features built-in carbon filters, automated air conditioning, a patent-pending full spectrum LED lighting system that auto-adjusts to maintain optimal distance from growing plants, as well as a mineral delivery system, built-in cartridges for releasing CO2 during photosynthesis, and an internal camera for monitoring without intervention. Once plants are fully grown and ready to be harvested, the Seedo container turns into a smart post-harvest drying system as well.
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.