Grow rooms, irrigation systems, and HVAC systems and controls
Building and overseeing large-scale cultivation, Ensuring production goals are met, Implementing SOPs and policies
Alain has 8 years of commercial cannabis experience. He built and oversaw large-scale cultivation, including the construction of grow rooms, irrigation systems, proprietary HVAC systems and controls, and development of all SOPs.
In his most recent role as Farm Manager, Alain spearheaded the development and growth of a 2-acre farm and 3K sq. ft. of greenhouse space–he implemented SOPs and policies and ensured production goals were met.
He also helped hire and train 32 skilled employees.
As Director of Cultivation, Alain addressed many structural and systemic issues.
The biggest project he handled was the successful expansion into four 2,700 sq. ft. light deprivation greenhouses with about 2,400 plants in each one.
He dialed in environmental parameters, wrote all SOPs for production, supplied proprietary strains, and helped get a new automated irrigation system online for their current indoor facility.
This increased yield, shaved 2 weeks off of the total cycle, increased cannabinoid content, and helped get rid of inherited pests by utilizing biological control agents in conjunction with state-approved products.
Alain developed a data-driven formula for all phenotype hunting and breeding.
He maintained 30-35 production strains and up to 150 specific phenotypes, allowing efficient operation and the ability to find unique strains, staying ahead of the curve.
He ensured that employees would feel valued and focused on building careers and established open and lasting relationships with vendors to acquire the best deals.
Alain developed an IPM program based on BCAs and systemic acquired resistance, eliminating pest and pathogen pressure issues.
This is maintained with data-driven points and an extensive hands-on approach, assuring it will pass all pesticide and microbial analyses.