What is SPAC-Analytics?

all parts1Plant-DiTech’s SPAC(Soil-Plant-Atmosphere-Continuum) analytics is cloud-based software that performs real-time statistics, analysis and yield prediction. SPAC-analytics enables agro-researchers to process input from multiple sensors and sources, and provide statistical and graphic representation of any correlations from various growth and productivity traits, together with environmental parameters (stress included). The output is detailed performance analysis based on advanced statistical tools of the plant population and the treatment responses. The data is retrieved automatically and continuously from large arrays of plant samples over any period of growth cycle.

The SPAC-analytics enables agro-researchers to run real-time multiple analysis during and following the experiment, using huge amounts of real-time data that are impossible to process manually.

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 SPAC-analytics key benefits:

  • Real-time statistical analysis - multi factorial ANOVA or paired T test, for reliable and fast resultsSpatial and temporal relationships presentation. Halperin et al., (2016)
  • Reach your goal - optimize experimental parameters during the run of the experiment to make sure effectiveness of the treatment when it matters
  • Fast quantitative selection - produces a performance-based profile for rating and scoring plant physiological response to different environmental needs
  • Simple graphical presentation of complex experiments - spatial and temporal relationships between measured physiological variables and the ambient conditions, showing tendencies, anomalies and ratios

 

How SPAC-analytics Works

The system processes and presents correlations, both numerically and graphically, between values, tendencies, anomalies and ratios in the relationship between the following measures and imposed conditions:

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  1.  Smoothed time series of the measured parameters (weight, soil water content, atmospheric water demand, etc.).
  2. The rate of change of the above-mentioned parameters over time.
  3. Plants biomass gain along different time intervals (days, weeks, and season).
  4. The pattern of daily transpiration.
  5. The water use efficiency (WUE) along different time intervals (days, weeks, and season).
  6. Soil water content (either by mass balance calculation or direct measurement by a specific sensor).
  7. Stomatal conduction variation along the hours of the day.
  8. Influx from the soil to the roots (when soil sensors are installed).
  9. The variation of the plant's relative water content during the day hours.

 

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Plant-DiTech’s SPAC-analytics dashboard is web based software that enables the user to view and analyze online data from every sensor input. The graphical results can be managed from any web browser and over the entire experiment period based on the user's data selection. The selected are then exported with the background data for further work on the user's statistical software. The resolution varies from a single plant through clusters of samples and up to arrays of hundreds of plants. The user has full control over the various groups and individual specimens. For example:

  1. Plant(s)/line(s) select (exclude specific plants)
  2. Parameter(s) select
  3. Date range select
  4. Smoothed/Non-smoothed graphical presentation

Plant-DiTech’s SPAC-analytics provides fast and reliable science, online.

About Plant Ditech

Plant-DiTech provides innovative plant physiology diagnostic tools that bring scientists, breeders and Agro-business to new discoveries and better yields in different environments, while shortening R&D time to market. The company’s vision is to help researchers and agro companies find the right plants, traits and materials concentration which contribute to better plants yields and stress resistance.

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