Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies (ASX: ROO) continues to build momentum in North America’s cannabis sector, securing a third sale of its Root Zone Temperature Optimisation (RZTO) heating and cooling system in about a month.
The A$28,000 sale to premium recreational and medical cannabis producer Canndescent will see Roots’ proprietary RZTO cooling and heating technology installed in a greenhouse at Canndescent’s growing facilities in Southern California.
The luxury cannabis producer customises plant growing environment by stage and strain with flowers picked and trimmed by hand. Canndescent produces a range of cannabis products and was voted California’s number one selling flower brand in 2017 and number one selling luxury flower brand in 2018.
The latest sale builds on previous RZTO cannabis orders from industry leader Tim Blake and independent grower Mendocino Natural Farms in late March and early April.
Roots CEO, Dr. Sharon Devir said, “This sale to a luxury cannabis brand, which is known for its unique growing techniques and attention to detail, is a further endorsement of our proprietary RZTO technology from another industry leader. It is also the first time our cooling technology will be installed in greenhouse growbags in the United States.”
“This sale, where RZTO will be used initially for cooling, will complement the recent results our sustainable ag-tech technology achieved where RZTO-heated open field cannabis plants increased the un-trimmed dry bud and leaf weight plants by up to 283 percent despite challenging autumn growing conditions of heavy frosts and temperatures below zero degrees. RZTO not only enables a customer to plant early and extend growing cycles production, but also reduces heating and cooling costs compared to traditional systems.”
“Roots’ proprietary root zone heating and cooling technology continues to generate interest from leading players within North America’s cannabis sector and we expect these first three sales will be the first of many.”