Meet the Organization That is Automating Cannabis Cultivation – Interview with David Kessler SVP of TriGrow Systems


The art of cannabis cultivation has evolved into new territory offered each legalization and technologies. What employed to lack in efficiency and consistency, is now cautiously observed by means of tech and information. So a lot so that the whole provide chain is heavily relying on this for the market’s sustained loyalty to any offered brand.

Cannabis Magazine had a likelihood to sit down with David Kessler, SVP of Horticultural Options at TriGrow Systems Inc. a technologies firm supplying precision cultivation options to the cannabis sector. David comes with 20+ years of cannabis cultivation encounter which includes 10 years of CEA (closed environmental agriculture) indoor farm style and far more.

TriGrow marries the most recent agricultural technologies with very best practices from crop science, meals security, and biosecurity to provide a sensible, automated cannabis cultivation remedy for the future that is fully new to the cannabis cultivating planet. – David Kessler




TriGrow Systems

TriGrow has numerous various elements to the small business..what was the beginning thought that launched the firm in the 1st spot?

David: From the starting, TriGrow’s core tenet has been that higher high-quality and price-effective production are not mutually exclusive.

We recognized early on that traditional cultivation practices lacked efficiency, consistency, and information. Regular indoor cultivation approaches call for substantial amounts of energy, have as well lots of touch points and lack consistency of the expanding atmosphere.

TriGrow is precision agriculture: applying technologies and leveraging information to empower growers, providing them the tools to maximize high-quality at the lowest attainable production price.

TriGrow Computer software

Clarify TriGrow Systems…have you noticed this technologies elsewhere in agriculture?

David: Regular cultivation arose for the duration of an era of cannabis prohibition, exactly where it was far more crucial to be clandestine rather than effective, and so the application of contemporary agricultural analysis and very best practices was by no means adopted by most growers.

TriGrow marries the most recent agricultural technologies with very best practices from crop science, meals security, and biosecurity to provide a sensible, automated cannabis cultivation remedy for the future that is fully new to the cannabis cultivating planet.

We concentrate on using technologies and automation to lessen labor intensive cultivation tasks, guarantee biosecurity mitigating pest and pathogen troubles, multi-layer cultivation to maximize the utilization of accessible genuine estate and the collection of close to 1 million information points per cultivation chamber per year to perpetually optimize the cultivation approach and eventually the high-quality of the flower made!

TriGrow Cultivation Technologies

Some of the technologies we deploy is not exclusive to TriGrow, but we aim to deploy contemporary technologies in new and revolutionary techniques that have not been utilized prior to. For instance, LED lighting is becoming far more prevalent in the cannabis sector, but TriGrow employs overhead and inter-canopy LEDs at an sector top functionality of two.eight µmols per watt, which maximizes light delivery, in turn maximizing general consistency, high-quality and yield.

Water-chilled HVAC options are getting employed to lessen electrical consumption, which in and of itself is not exceptional to TriGrow on the other hand, when paired with our environmental handle program and software program, this permits the independent handle more than temperature and humidity and a net reduction in electrical consumption.

In the end, TriGrow utilizes technologies, each current and novel, to cultivate higher high-quality flower with repeatable practices to provide consistency of approach and item. We want to modify the paradigm of indoor cultivation


Have you been met with any skepticism from growers, questioning the consistency or concerned that the “art” of expanding is lost?

David: At Anytime a thing new is poised to disrupt the status quo, there is frequently resistance. Growers have looked at TriGrow’s technologies with skepticism and doubt since it does not appear like what they are accustomed to, nor does it function the way they are employed to.

TriGrow balances a pretty hands-on strategy to cultivation with technologies and automation that afford a competitive benefit even in the most price tag compressed markets. What the TriGrow Method does is supply the experimentation and evaluation tools to elevate the high-quality of the flower cultivated beyond what conventional cultivation practices let, a grower’s dream come correct.

Our systems aim to empower growers, not replace them.

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Clarify the goal of TriGrow Capital – can organizations keep away from high-priced or limiting bank loans? What sort of monetary hardships does TriGrow Capital address?

David: We formed TriGrow Capital to enable resolve a essential want we have noticed in this sector: the lack of access to conventional financing. The vast majority of buyers and potential buyers we encountered had one particular choice to supply capital, and that was equity issuance.

Bank loans for operating capital or gear financing does not exist with the Federal overhang in its existing state. It is difficult adequate for lots of firms in this sector, each plant and non-plant touching, to even have deposit accounts.  This division aims to address and alleviate some of these funding and development challenges exceptional to the cannabis sector, by supplying gear financing solutions on TriGrow Systems gear and enabling firms to scale swiftly with far more balance sheet flexibility.

TriGrow Capital has not too long ago financed $five.4M across two  bargains in Washington and Colorado, and on July 23rd we announced a new $30M term loan financing facility which will be deployed more than the subsequent 12 months.

With costs for cannabis exactly where they are, paybacks are pretty rapid and the ROI is extremely compelling to make these required capital expenditures. Cultivators of all sizes across the globe are looking for non-dilutive avenues to finance their development plans and we are endeavoring to meet this want, provide the alternatives they deserve, and be as beneficial as we can to foster their accomplishment.


What’s subsequent for TriGrow?

David: In the close to future, TriGrow will be the cultivation remedy for each craft cultivators seeking to develop artisanal flower, as nicely as industrial cultivators seeking for consistency to drive their national brands.

TriGrow’s price effective production capability, combined with the capacity to maximize precise chemical and physical flower traits, will place TriGrow at the forefront of the sector.

We strive to continue to meet growers’ wants and exceed their expectations – TriGrow aims to address all elements of a profitable small business, from low operating charges to higher high-quality constant output, from provide to systems to capital to branding, and enable turn it into a thriving small business.


Thanks for sharing TriGrow with us David!

David: Thanks for getting me!

David Kessler – SVP of TriGrow Systems





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