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Cannabis ERP Software for Growers – A Complete Guide

By Seed And Beyond | Blogs |

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Cannabis growers are the most important part of the Cannabis industry. With rapidly expanding regulatory requirements, growers not only have to make sure they are producing quality harvests but also need to stay on top of the regulations and think about environmental changes, pests, disease, and other issues. Hence, growing quality Cannabis requires a lot of resources, commitment and diligence.  What would really help Cannabis cultivators is to have real-time visibility into every aspect of their Cannabis cultivation and optimize operations so as to produce profitable harvests.

Commercial Marijuana Growers can use industry specific Cannabis ERP software that not only helps manage the different verticals of their business, like finance, accounting, sales etc. but also have specific modules tailored to the Cannabis Cultivation business that helps manage your strains, plant schedules, plant growth, forecasts, harvests etc.

Cannabis ERP Software for Growers:

Generic ERP software help manage only the back-office business functions like purchasing, invoicing, distribution etc. Hence you need a Cultivation Management software, specific to the Cannabis industry, that helps you manage various aspects your cannabis cultivation as well. An ERP software like Seed and Beyond is tailored to meet the needs of Cannabis growers and is powered with features that help you manage your plant at every stage of cultivation.

A cultivation management software will help Cannabis growers do the following:

Track Plants in each stage of Cultivation:

Growers can track plants in each stage of cultivation including Cloning, Vegetation, Flowering, Harvest, Drying and Curing. The plant tracking can be done using batch no., location, planted date, strain etc.

Genealogy – Track and record plant genetics.

Strain Tracking – Monitor efficiency and gain key information about each of your strains. Get to know all the different effects of a particular strain and keep track of their nutrient profile, deficiencies they are prone to, propagation, vegetative and harvest timings, medical effects and other general data.

Mother Plants & Clones- Record and track all the mother plants and their clones by batch/location/created date/barcode. Create new clones from a mother plant, allocate clone rooms and monitor plants in each clone room using the clone planner.

Vegetation – Set up and track watering schedules, nutrients and pesticides for each plant in the vegetation room. Ensure maintenance of your plants in the vegetation stage by making sure they are hydrated and protected against pests or overgrowth. Track all the destroyed plants in this stage.

Flowering – Smoothly transition your plants to the flowering stage and monitor their growth closely. Track all records including temperature, humidity levels, watering cycles, nutrient information, fertilizers etc. for each plant in the flowering room.

Harvest – Make sure that every gram of your harvest has been accounted for using our Harvest module. Monitor and analyze the weight of the trim, waste and bud of all the harvested plants across different batches and learn how to optimize for larger yields.

Drying & Curing – Record and track the weights of the final product in the drying and curing stage. Set key dates for drying/curing processes and manage the grade of your products. Each stage of your plant lifecycle has been integrated and tracked with Seed and Beyond using plant IDs, barcode scanners etc. to ensure high accuracy

Optimize Growing Conditions:

With the help of data, you can modify the growing conditions to ensure an optimal environment for the plants to grow and produce high yields. Streamline processes and set the optimal parameters for climate, light, and water/nutrient cycles etc. for each strain to maximize plant growth and gain high yields with each harvest.

Forecast Yields:

Cannabis growing and cultivation generate a lot of valuable data. With the help of data, growers can prevent mold, fungus, and other issues related to environmental conditions and monitor the plant growth and external conditions. You can forecast yields, provide harvest dates, optimize watering times and other metrics, with remarkable precision. One of the nightmares for Cannabis growers is sick plants. With the help of a cultivation management software, we can monitor plant health continuously and identify sick plants at early stages of cultivation and prevent any potential risk.

Manage Costs:

With the help of Cannabis Cultivation Management and ERP software, you can track and monitor costs incurred across each function including labor, nutrients, lighting, water, etc. and eliminate dual record-keeping and data entry. Data can help analyze different areas of spending and find ways to streamline process, reduce costs and improve profitability.

Compliance:

Compliance is one of the main aspects of the Cannabis industry. Every bit of cultivation information needs to be tracked and reported in a set format to the government to ensure you are staying compliant. This reporting and tracking become very difficult when you work with localized spreadsheets or manual documents. With a cultivation software, the data is automatically tracked and formatted in the required regulatory format and is communicated directly with the compliance systems. You can focus on optimizing your cultivation operations while the software takes care of the part compliance.  

With the advent of AI and machine learning, cannabis growers can incorporate a lot more capabilities to their cultivation practices wherein an algorithm can analyze the various growth factors of the Cannabis plants and provide highly accurate assessments of plant growth. This would enable improving future yields and increase profitability.

To learn more about how we can help run your Cannabis Cultivation efficiently, get in touch with us today.