Working as management representative in software industry has given me an insight into corporate goal setting and achieving the targets. One of the most important aspects of this is about setting a target that is s.m.a.r.t, Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timebound.  In order to achieve targets in software its important understand what are the relevant indicators of good health of the quality management system, also what that ideal values these indicators should have and more importantly if it’s under constant monitoring and if the deficiencies are corrected before damage .

Farming depends on  the most unpredictable factors. We developed VertiGrove  during the summer and ensured that the soil moisture  was measurable and  could be controlled but when it rained the increase in humidity meant that automatic irrigation had to be adjusted according to it.

This turned out to be a blessing  in disguise for us since then our team had to understand what were the relevant indicators of plant health ie, potting mix moisture, humidity, ph of the potting mix and water , EC of the potting mix and water , the NPK content and the micronutrients in the potting mix. The second task was to understand the optimum levels of the indicators and to measure the real time readings against this standard and  fortify the deficiency.

We are currently working on a system that will notify the client on the moisture and the nutrient  content  so that it is corrected immediately.  We believe that the urban farmer will definitely harvest a better yield if she is able to understand the science behind it.