Showcasing the Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouses at Colorado Buffalo Ranch Facility I

Colorado Buffalo Ranch Facility I - also known as Colorado State-licensed Recreational Marijuana Cultivation Facility #403R-00716 - was strategically designed by the CannaGrow Holdings team to serve as an intensive, high-throughput, year-round production system.  The Mother Plant Room and Propagation Nursery provide a perpetual stream of rooted clones and seedlings that are transplanted directly to large pots of no-till living soil in various sunshine-driven greenhouse environments.  With a propane and floor-heated light deprivation greenhouse equipped with supplemental lighting and a black-out curtain, the team is able to manipulate light and dark cycles to achieve successions of vegetative growth and flowering through harvest.  The light deprivation greenhouse also enables the team to stage vegetative growth of large populations of plants destined for more "seasonal" greenhouses several times per year.  

From time to time we will take the opportunity to provide updates through this CannaGrow Holdings Blog to showcase specific components of the infrastructure and protocols in operation at Colorado Buffalo Ranch Facility I.  Today we take the opportunity to showcase through a Photographic Essay the Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouses purchased from the International Greenhouse Company in March and erected during May-July of this year.  We are so pleased with the quality of the Ranger Greenhouses that a plan was put into effect as of yesterday for land owner and developer, NuGro Industries, Inc., to move forward with the purchase and plans for construction of three additional units, increasing the total grow space of the Facility to over 20,000 sq ft.  We will keep you posted as we advance on this new milestone and begin construction. Enjoy the following Photographic Essay and don't hesitate to reach out through our Contact page if you have questions or need further information.  

Conceptual site plan showing Construction Phase II of Colorado Buffalo Ranch Facility I, otherwise known as Colorado State-Licensed Recreational Marijuana Cultivation Facility 403R-00716.  Facilities currently include one 3200-sq. ft Steel "Head House" Building, one 3300-sq. ft Nexus Light Deprivation Greenhouse, and three heated 2880-sq. ft Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouses. Plans that are now in motion for the purchase and construction of an additional three Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouses will complete Construction Phase II.  (Rendering by StackLots, LLC.)

Conceptual site plan showing Construction Phase II of Colorado Buffalo Ranch Facility I, otherwise known as Colorado State-Licensed Recreational Marijuana Cultivation Facility 403R-00716.  Facilities currently include one 3200-sq. ft Steel "Head House" Building, one 3300-sq. ft Nexus Light Deprivation Greenhouse, and three heated 2880-sq. ft Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouses. Plans that are now in motion for the purchase and construction of an additional three Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouses will complete Construction Phase II.  (Rendering by StackLots, LLC.)

Construction of each Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouse begins with leveling and grading of the landscape followed by the installation of 25 side posts on each long side of the structure.  Side posts are lined out and set in approximately three feet of concrete leaving about six feet exposed above the ground.  After installation of the steel "hoops" to support roofing material, the side walls are about four feet tall allowing more vertical space for crop production.

CannaGrow Holdings Production Manager, Jason Wells, installing girts between steel arches that form the roof of the Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouse.  

CannaGrow Holdings Production Manager, Jason Wells, installing girts between steel arches that form the roof of the Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouse.  

Once the steel skeleton of the Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouse is erected, roofing material is then installed. Options for roofing material include thick plastic sheeting, corrugated poly-carbonate, and twin-walled poly-carbonate. The latter material was chosen to cover the Ranger Greenhouses at Colorado Buffalo Ranch Facility I, as it can withstand sustained 50-60-mph winds and the 90-mph gusts that are common in the region.  Working with up to 18-ft long poly-carbonate panels in such wind was a challenge, to say the least, and on more than one occasion the team observed them flying like kites at 25 feet in the air!  

Once the steel skeleton of the Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouse is erected, roofing material is then installed. Options for roofing material include thick plastic sheeting, corrugated poly-carbonate, and twin-walled poly-carbonate. The latter material was chosen to cover the Ranger Greenhouses at Colorado Buffalo Ranch Facility I, as it can withstand sustained 50-60-mph winds and the 90-mph gusts that are common in the region.  Working with up to 18-ft long poly-carbonate panels in such wind was a challenge, to say the least, and on more than one occasion the team observed them flying like kites at 25 feet in the air!  

Twin-walled poly-carbonate provides UV protection as well as efficient low-loss diffusion of light to the entire footprint of the greenhouse grow space.  The twin-walled material with air space chambers running lengthwise also provides increased efficiency for maintaining adequate temperatures in cold months. The panels are sufficiently strong to withstand hail and large snow loads, and they have a durability rating of up to 20 years.  At 14 feet tall at the peak, the high roof of the Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouse provides ample vertical growing space for large plants and optimal evacuation of the hot, humid air that causes the build up of condensation on the ceiling. 

At 30' x 96', the 2880-sq. ft Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouse model has demonstrated in a short time to the team at Colorado Buffalo Ranch Facility I that they are ideal for producing a steady, clean crop of Cannabis plants.  Pictured here the first three Ranger Greenhouses can be seen from their air-intake end walls that face into the prevailing winds.  The louvers, fans, and heater are all controlled automatically by a Link4 environmental controller unit, enabling the team to achieve precise control of humidity and temperature.

At 30' x 96', the 2880-sq. ft Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouse model has demonstrated in a short time to the team at Colorado Buffalo Ranch Facility I that they are ideal for producing a steady, clean crop of Cannabis plants.  Pictured here the first three Ranger Greenhouses can be seen from their air-intake end walls that face into the prevailing winds.  The louvers, fans, and heater are all controlled automatically by a Link4 environmental controller unit, enabling the team to achieve precise control of humidity and temperature.

A Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouse in production.  The first production cycle this year was cut short due to a late start so plants received only minimal vegetative growth cycles of no more than one month from seed.  The short stature of the plants during this first cycle is a blessing in disguise, as the plants require less maintenance and support, translating into extra time available to dial in the environmental control parameters and ramp up production protocols for much longer, complete grow cycles in the Ranger Greenhouses in 2017 and beyond. This also has given the team the time required to concentrate on the selection of individual plants and specific strains that will become permanent genetic stock for future production.

A Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouse in production.  The first production cycle this year was cut short due to a late start so plants received only minimal vegetative growth cycles of no more than one month from seed.  The short stature of the plants during this first cycle is a blessing in disguise, as the plants require less maintenance and support, translating into extra time available to dial in the environmental control parameters and ramp up production protocols for much longer, complete grow cycles in the Ranger Greenhouses in 2017 and beyond. This also has given the team the time required to concentrate on the selection of individual plants and specific strains that will become permanent genetic stock for future production.

With a high-BTU Modine heater in each of the Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouses, the team is able to achieve a principal seasonal grow that starts with the transplanting of small seedlings or clones during March-May or the Spring of each year.  The young transplants grow in vegetative state through July and into early August before they begin to flower.  Flowering of the principal crop ends with harvest during October-November, at which time a second cycle of transplants are introduced for a short-season winter harvest in December-January.  The Ranger Greenhouses are then "fallowed" during January-February when they are exposed to freezing temperatures that rid of remnant pests while at the same time seasoning the no-till living soil used at Colorado Buffalo Ranch Facility I.

With a high-BTU Modine heater in each of the Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouses, the team is able to achieve a principal seasonal grow that starts with the transplanting of small seedlings or clones during March-May or the Spring of each year.  The young transplants grow in vegetative state through July and into early August before they begin to flower.  Flowering of the principal crop ends with harvest during October-November, at which time a second cycle of transplants are introduced for a short-season winter harvest in December-January.  The Ranger Greenhouses are then "fallowed" during January-February when they are exposed to freezing temperatures that rid of remnant pests while at the same time seasoning the no-till living soil used at Colorado Buffalo Ranch Facility I.

The Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouses have provided ideal environments for growing out the first wave of plants from seeds and sourcing vegetative cuttings for producing rooted clones. Pictured here is the top of an individual plant in recent flower mode growing in one of three Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouses at Colorado Buffalo Ranch Facility I - Recreational Marijuana Cultivation Facility 403R-00716.  This individual plant was cloned before going to flower and her clones have already been incorporated into the Mother Plant population for massive production of cuttings for future grow cycles.  (Scale:  two-dot tattoo on hand to left is equal to 1 cm).   

The Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouses have provided ideal environments for growing out the first wave of plants from seeds and sourcing vegetative cuttings for producing rooted clones. Pictured here is the top of an individual plant in recent flower mode growing in one of three Ranger Series 2000 Greenhouses at Colorado Buffalo Ranch Facility I - Recreational Marijuana Cultivation Facility 403R-00716.  This individual plant was cloned before going to flower and her clones have already been incorporated into the Mother Plant population for massive production of cuttings for future grow cycles.  (Scale:  two-dot tattoo on hand to left is equal to 1 cm).