Sterling Pacific Case Study
Over the past several years, BioRadiance has focused on undertaking multiple trials and performance tests to verify the outstanding results that the BRe3 Wand has on growers’ crops. The following article will dive deeper into one of our case studies with Sterling Pacific, a BioRadiance BRe Wand Performance Test that will explore the amazing results from the BRe3 Wand.
BioRadiance BRe3 Wand Performance Test
In order to produce standardized produce, especially with regards to the medicinal platform, it is necessary to follow strict control procedures by ensuring proper environmental factors to inhibit disease pressure, as well as promote the growth of healthy and bountiful product.
One of the most important growing factors of cannabis is light and its spectrum which has to be optimized to affect the growth, health and cannabinoid concentration. Replication of the sun is the ultimate goal and the wavelength irradiation that the BRe3 Wand projects was the object of the study that was to be executed in a Greenhouse environment. This test trial using the BRe3 Wand vs control wanted to validate that using the BRe3 Wand not only increases the growth and yield, but acts as a biopest deterrent while systemically mechanically strengthening the plant’s health and vitality.
BioRadiance BRe3 Wand Performance Trial Method
The cloned plants were of a THC strain named Crème Brûlée. Crème Brûlée is an Indica dominant hybrid of platinum OG Kush and Girl Scout Cookie. The appropriate square pots, sizes, kits, and lighting were in place. A T5 High Output Fluorescent Light was used as a supplemental grow lighting during the vegetative stage.
Sterling Pacific Greenhouse Operation
- Greenhouse Temperature- Without good ventilation, any greenhouse can become too warm, even in relatively cool weather. More plants die from excess heat within a greenhouse rather than from the cold.
- Proper Ventilation- Without proper ventilation, greenhouses and their plants become prone to a myriad of problems. The heat and humidity from poor ventilation will cause plants to become sick and fall victim to opportunistic bugs, fungus and molds. Correct ventilation serves 3 major purposes:
- Helps to regulate temperature
- Helps ensure plants get plenty of fresh air that they can use to photosynthesize
- Helps prevent pest infestation
BRe3 Test Procedure Implementation
T5 HO Fluorescent Light Fixture hung in middle of Greenhouse fastened with ratchet hangars at 4 feet above plants/plant beds
- T5 light is only run during vegetative cycle for 6 hours from 5:00am to 11:00am for 8 weeks
- BReʒ wand set at 18” over four plants each covering a max at full growth of 16 square feet of canopy
- The wands are fastened using plastic housing aluminum clip ratchet hangers and nylon rope provided by manufacturer
BioRadiance BRe3 Wand Performance Test Summary Goals
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate that when nutrient, energy, and environmental inputs are controlled, the BReʒ LED light will produce healthier, more robust plants than with plants without the proprietary LED wavelengths. The Wand has three unique benefits; Stimulating Photosynthesis balanced with Cellular Respiration, Cell Repair and Pathogen Destruction.
BioRadiance BRe3 Wand Performance Test Study Final Conclusion
HEALTHIER, MORE ROBUST PLANTS
The stalk circumference at the base of the plant was notably uniformed and more consistent in diameter from base to 8 inches up the stalk on the BRe3 Wands, whereby the Control plants from base up to 8 inches were notably skinnier and less uniformed. The conclusion here was that the BRe3 Wand provided more nutrient uptake – growing stronger and more robust plants whereas the Control plants became narrower and restricted the flow of water and nutrients creating a weaker stalk from base upwards.
When compared to the Control the BRe3 Wands had more uniform internodal spacing which indicated a more potent and reliable light source. Also the BRe3 Wands had more consistent and increased branching.
BRe3 Wand plants produced larger denser buds and a 23.5% increase in overall flowering.
POTENCY & DISEASE PRESSURE
The Control Plants suffered a Powdery Mildew outbreak during the flower cycle which was immediately treated with The Amazing Dr.Zymes Eliminator non-toxic and OMRI listed insecticide and fungicide. The Wand plants remained free of powdery mildew. Results from SC Labs third party independent testing showed that the cannabis grown under the wand had a 13.4% increase of total THC content and a 14.7% increase in total cannabinoids versus the control plants.
Final Conclusion of the BioRadiance BRe3 Wand Performance Test
Based on the above data it can be reasonable concluded that the BRe3 Wands produce more robust and healthier plants, the BRe3 energy causes more uniformity in plant growth, increase in yield, free of any disease pressure or outbreak and produces a more potent cannabinoid profile when compared to plants grown without the supplemental BRe3 light source.
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