I know that the agricultural industry is heavily affected by environmental factors.
Things like storms, drought, dust, and fungus can clear out big chunks of large crops.
Some farmers have switched to indoor setups with large LED lights because they only use a fraction of the fertilizers and pesticides needed for outdoor plants. But our local citrus industry couldn’t manage that kind of transition, so it is heavily dependent on cooperative weather. One year the temperatures in December and January caused drastic crop spoilage and the country faced a temporary citrus shortage. I can’t imagine the stress that this would create for you if you farmed for any reason. Marijuana growers who utilize outdoor green houses also have to worry about these environmental hurdles. Unless you live in the deep south, you have a limited time frame during the year in which you can raise plants to maturity because of temperatures and lack of sunlight in winter. I can imagine why so many marijuana companies opt for indoor growing setups instead. If they can use indoor growing facilities to cultivate marijuana, they can control all of the environment variables that normally plague outdoor redhouses. The lights used range from high powered LEDs to fluorescent bulbs. They also utilize indoor temperature control to prevent fungal growth, which is simple to get if you’re an inexperienced grower. Between the amount of light, the temperatures, the air quality, and the nutrients—it’s hard to beat the ease of growing cannabis indoors. Some will swear that outdoor weed at its best is better than the greatest indoor varieties, but I can’t comment on that.