Light is crucial to increasing cannabis crop yields but intensifying light levels alone won’t increase yields indefinitely.
Growers need to keep a wide range of factors in mind and be aware of the limitations of their own facility, and the influence this has on the cultivation.
Light is crucial to increasing cannabis crop yields—that much is clear. But the matter is a little more complicated than that. Contrary to a widespread assumption in the industry, intensifying light levels alone won’t increase yields indefinitely. Data from research and commercial prospects shows balancing all other growing factors like irrigation, humidity control and temperature is key to get the maximum out of your lights to optimize production. It is certain that the genetics of cultivars (phenotypes) do have a determining impact on production as well.