Estimated time to complete (text + video): 1hr 7min

A how-to guide on controlling humidity

If you’ve ever battled with humidity, you know how frustrating it can be. High humidity can lead to diseases and fungal outbreaks, and even hinder nutrient uptake. But controlling humidity is often energy-intensive and can require strategies which may be counterproductive to other goals in your growing environment. Luckily, new technology is changing the humidity game and removing some obstacles to efficient humidity control.

In September of 2016, we teamed up with environmental controls expert, Kurt Parbst, Director of Business Development at Envirotech Cultivation Solutions, to bring you a webinar on humidity management. Now, we’re bringing the webinar recording to you as an official Upstart University course!

This course is designed for anyone who has battled/is battling humidity in their indoor growing environment. First, it will help you understand the issue of humidity by explaining what humidity is and how it affects your plants. This will provide you with the base you need to make informed humidity management decisions based on your environment. Then, we’ll dive into the solutions – humidity management tools and technology that will help you save on energy and avoid crop loss.

In this course, you will learn about:

  • How humidity works & why it’s a problem 
  • How to measure and understand your humidity levels
  • Conventional humidity management & the humidity cycle
  • New tech: Liquid desiccant dehumidification & VLHC

This course is taught by Kurt Parbst, Director of Business Development at EnviroTech Cultivation Solutions. Kurt has over 17 years of experience working in controlled environments, with a focus on energy, light, and humidity.

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