Leaf-zapping sensors know when plants need water

For farmers, the earlier they know that their crops need water, the better they can't just wait until the plants are visibly wilting. With this in mind, MIT scientists led by Prof. Michael Strano have developed a new type of sensor that's printed directly onto a plant's leaf... Continue Reading Leaf-zapping sensors know when plants need water Category: Science Tags: Agriculture MIT Plants Related Articles: Robotic system takes a one-two approach to crop analysis Phenocart puts plant health-monitoring on wheels Agricultural robot could be outstanding in its field SenseFly gives its eBee drone bigger wings SwagBot farming robot rolls through streams and rounds up cattle Parrot's multispectral crop monitoring sensor can be retrofitted to existing drones

Sensors applied to plant leaves warn of water shortage

Forgot to water that plant on your desk again? It may soon be able to send out an SOS.

Wed 8 Nov 17 from Phys.org

Sensors applied to plant leaves warn of water shortage, Wed 8 Nov 17 from Eurekalert

Sensors printed on leaves could tell farmers when to water crops

Sensors printed onto leaves can reveal when the plants are short of water, a development that could give farmers an early warning when their crops are in danger. The advance from engineers at ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from The Engineer

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