Cultivation Insights

How tapping into AROYAโ€™s data defaults can help you spot anomalies.

In this clip, Jason shows off a few of his favorite defaults for reviewing data in AROYA and how he uses it to connect the dots of whatโ€™s happening with the grow!

As Jason reviews the data, if something catches his eye heโ€™ll turn on individual sensor readings. When he needs to make decisions that impact irrigation or climate controls, heโ€™ll also turn on more than one environmental sensor and bring in room averages to gain more insight. 

Once heโ€™s in the zone, Jason pulls up the Harvest Group as a whole to check for anomalies. Choosing the sensor values temperature, VPD, water content, and EC as his defaults and making sure his light schedule is set, he gets a snapshot of where things are in the greenhouse on day 16 of 57. To make sure the light schedule is right, Jason adds light intensity as one of his climate targets. After verifying that 700-900 micromoles range looks reasonable, he unchecks light intensity โ€“ the Y axis immediately adjusts to the change. From here, Jason decides to zero in on water content and EC for more detail.

As he digs through the data, Jason spots something: a high point in VPD yet the temperature is static. He adds relative humidity (RH) to his target check and notices a significant humidity drop โ€“ so the question that pops into his mind is, โ€œWhat happened to cause the change in humidity?โ€ After finding a similar VPD spike that occurred just over a week prior around the same time of day, Jason thinks it may have something to do with a controls system function that impacts humidity on occasion, not regularly. 

After noticing a few slips in water content, Jason decides to look into individual sensor readings to see if thereโ€™s a specific sensor causing those drops. He then reviews sensor averages, and finds that there are indeed some sensors producing strange readings. He checks to see if it could be related to the irrigation itself or a water accumulation. Once confirming that the two sensors are in agreement, Jason concludes that the slight increase in water content is likely related to extra irrigation that was completed. For now, while he concludes what he initially saw was an anomaly, itโ€™s worth keeping an eye on.