Using AI to Visually Compare Growth

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by aridpaella85, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. Growth is a complex phenomenon determined by interactions between a plant's genetic characteristics, the favorability of it's environment, and chance. Because growth is highly variant on an individual basis, this interactive AI draws a line denoting the plant's average height for a particular set of variables. The AI correlates many different conditions in order to construct a model rich with interesting properties which can be compared visually.

    You can try the model for yourself below.
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    In order to understand the impact different environmental conditions have on growth, it's important to first establish what overall average growth for indoor plants looks like. The dashed average line offers a baseline which can be used for comparison. (Note that because flowering can start at different points during the season, and the average combines many different seasons, the average line is smoother than a typical season.)
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    The amount of time a photoperiod sensitive plant is kept in the vegetative phase significantly impacts growth. Running the simulation with the plant in the vegetative phase at week 3 results in near average growth, with a noticeable uptick during the early part of the flowering stage.
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    When running the simulation a second time, but instead keeping the plant in the vegetative phase for 8 weeks, the AI projects that the plant is expected to grow much taller. This projection is drawn in green, while the previous projection (3 weeks of vegetative growth) is blue for comparison.
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    Genetics also play a role in the plant's height. Autoflowering strains are often smaller than photoperiod sensitive strains, in part due to their ruderalis heritage. When running the simulation with the strain set to "auto" the AI adjusts its projection to account for an average autoflowering plant. The autoflowering projection in green is expected to be somewhat shorter than an equivalent photoperiod sensitive plant's (colored in blue) when grown indoors.
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    Environment still plays an important role in growth, even when accounting for genetic dispositions. We can compare the height of an autoflowering plant grown in outdoor conditions to an equivalent plant grown in indoor conditions. The green line shows that the height of the autoflowering outdoor plant is unsurprisingly taller than the indoor autoflowering plant (in blue).
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    Even outdoors autoflowering plants tend to skew shorter than photoperiod sensitive plants grown in equivalent conditions. The photoperiod sensitive plant in green is projected to grow much taller than a comparable autoflowering plant, colored in blue, highlighting the impact genetics play independently of the environment.
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  2. What kind of witch craft is this ? The " AI " can project a plant kept in the vegetative phase for 8 weeks, will grow much taller than one that was kept in the vegetative phase for 3 weeks ? and that a auto will be smaller than a photoperiod strain ? heresy !!! penta.jpg
     

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