No current system detects and warns operators about signs of impending failure. The most serious of these, water flow failure and temperature increases in the grow area, often results in crop loss. Crop yields depend on optimal growing conditions, and current systems are also unable to tell when system components such as light bulbs need replacing. The Professor detects these and other pre-failure conditions and immediately notifies operators via text and email message, empowering operators to address issues before further damage occurs.