Category Archives: Growing Data

12.20.2014 // Data-driven growing: 5 types of hydroponics data you can use to improve growing conditions and outcomes

big (grow) data

A large part of the gro.io platform centers on the collection, sharing and analysis of growing data; because we are data-driven, we  plan to create a series of blog posts that encourage conversations relating to this topic. Today, we’re kicking off this series and discussing some potential benefits of data-driven growing for the hydroponics industry.

Most people wouldn’t associate the terms “Data Analysis” or “Big Data” with growing plants, but we certainly do since we consider them both to be important aspects of hydroponic growing. There’s a reason NASA uses hydroponics for growing in space; unlike growing in soil, hydroponics is a science with very defined and controllable variables.

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