In order to produce the highest quality cannabis, it is important to have a good understanding of your yield per plant. This guide will walk you through the basics of cannabis yield, and help you calculate what type of strain(s) will be best for your grow room.
What is Yield?
When farmers talk about cannabis yield, they are referring to the amount of cannabis products that a single plant can produce. The yield of a cannabis plant is affected by a variety of factors, including the size and shape of the plant, the quality and variety of the genetics used, and the growing conditions. Typically, yields range from a low of 1-2 pounds per square foot (PSF) in indoor cultivation to 12-18 PSF per plant in outdoor grow yield.
How to calculate Yield per Plant
If you are growing cannabis indoors, the yield per plant is largely determined by the size of the grow room and the amount of space you devote to plants. However, there are a few other factors that can affect yield, including light intensity, pH level, and nutrient levels.
To calculate your yield per plant, you will need to know:
-The total number of plants you are growing
-Your grow room’s dimensions (length, width, height)
-The type of lighting your plants are receiving
-The average indoor pH level
-How much nutrients your plants are receiving in grams per square meter
Once you have this information, simply divide the number of pounds of dried product produced by the number of square meters of grow space used. The resulting figure is your yield per plant.
The Different Types of Cannabis
There are many different types of cannabis, each with its own unique set of characteristics. Here we’ll take a look at the three most common types and what you can expect from them.
Indicas are generally indica-dominant plants which means that they produce more CBD than THC. They are usually considered to be more relaxing and sedating, with less psychoactive effects. This makes them good for daytime use, as opposed to strains such as sativas which are better suited for nighttime use. They grow shorter and bushier than other strains, making them an ideal choice for small spaces.
THC: 18-22% CBD: 0-1%
Sativas are generally sativa-dominant plants which means that they produce more THC than CBD. They tend to be more energetic and alert, with more psychoactive effects. This makes them good for daytime use, as opposed to strains such as indicas which are better suited for nighttime use. They grow taller and straighter than other strains, making them an ideal choice for larger spaces.
What determines THC and CBD Levels?
Understanding cannabis yield per plant is important for two reasons. First, it can affect the price of marijuana at the dispensary. Second, it can help growers optimize their plants for highest yields of psychoactive THC and CBD.
There are many factors that influence cannabis yield, but three main ones are plant size, flowering time, and genetics. Size is largely determined by the plant’s sex. Males produce more flowers than females, and plants grown in dense soil tend to produce higher yields than those grown in more open spaces. Flowering time is also heavily influenced by genetics; some strains will begin to flower early and others will take longer. Finally, the amount of light a plant receives also affects its yield. Plants grown in direct sunlight will produce more buds than those in shadow or dank environments.
To get an accurate measure of THC and CBD levels in a sample of cannabis, labs use extraction methods that vary in how much THC and CBD they leave behind. Most labs use a combination of liquid- and gas-based extraction methods to get a broad range of cannabinoids within a sample.
Atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) is an expensive but highly accurate method that uses radiation to break down molecules into their
The Potential Risks and Benefits of Cannabis
As the legalization of cannabis spreads throughout the United States, growers and consumers alike are starting to ask themselves: What is the potential yield per plant? And what are the risks and benefits of cultivating cannabis?
Cannabis has a wide range of potential yields, depending on a number of factors including variety, climate, and growing methods. For example, indica strains can typically produce up to three times more flowers than sativa strains. However, this doesn’t mean that every grower will see such marked differences – even within the same strain – due to variables like light exposure, water availability, and growing conditions.
A large part of yield depends on the growing method used. Some growers opt for hydro cultivation, which uses water reservoirs and a timer to regulate watering levels; this method is popular for small gardens because it’s relatively simple and doesn’t require drainage or soil amendments. Other growers use soil-less methods like SOG (soilless organic gardening), which involve filling containers with organic matter and adding plant roots into the mix; this method is popular for larger gardens because it allows for more control over watering and nutrients.
Ultimately, yield is just one factor in determining whether or not.