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Flexibility in Cultivation and Post-Harvest Processing
Beyond the nitty gritty of designing a facility for maximum output , there are other areas where a property owner can optimize their ROI by providing flexibility for prospective cultivators . The ability to incorporate automation is something forwardthinking cultivators are increasingly interested in , as automating processes such as watering and packaging saves labor and reduces the cultivator ’ s operating expenses . If a facility is configured with internal growth in mind — through multi-tier racking for additional plants and the option for a cultivator to install an automated irrigation system — these are differentiators that will likely catch the eye of established cultivation companies . Cultivation methodology

FAILING TO DESIGN A CULTIVATION FACILITY that enhances productivity is a fatal flaw that usually ends with costly renovations .” extends to postharvest processing and packaging for wholesale and retail purposes , as well . Variables include how many strains will be produced ; hand trim versus mechanical trim ; dry trim versus wet trim ; hanging whole plants versus drying buds separately ; packaging eighths versus pounds ; and automatic vs . hand packaging , among other considerations .
Whether it ’ s an emerging market like Illinois or Arkansas or an established market like Colorado or Oregon , property owners must maximize their investment , and cultivators must maximize their output . Setting a cultivator up in a facility designed to empower efficient production and enable scalability leads to long-term productivity and profits on both sides .
Rich Cardinal is vice-president of cannabis operations at Next Big Crop , a full-service cannabis consulting firm with decades of collective expertise in license procurement , facility design and construction , systems engineering , equipment and materials sourcing , operations management , and compliance .

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