Analytic data is typically used to squeeze greater efficiency from a production process. In garden applications it allows data to be collected from areas considered to be cost centers such as electricity, which runs everything from environmental needs to lighting, and labor costs ranging from plant management to post harvest. This data can be directly used to fine-tune efficiency thereby increasing production while decreasing operating costs.
Knowledge is power, and data is knowledge. Data enables all things, and that’s exactly what it can do for your garden – enable you to push your garden beyond being merely the sum of it’s components. Data can tell you when to change the parameters within which your garden operates in order to fine-tune its output; be that for volume, quality or perhaps a distinct flavor – think of it as tuning a piano to get the perfect note.