As in plants the basic difference in measurements is between soil water content and water potential. Again, they are generally correlated but the relationship is unique with every soil. Unfortunately, the relationship is not linear and has some rather sharp changes when the water potential the plant senses can change rapidly with only small changes in water content. Example of […]

Small Business Innovation Research Program Provides Seed Funding for R&D Davis CA, July 11, 2017 – FloraPulse Co has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $225,000 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on a high resolution measurement system of water status for precision agriculture. FloraPulse’s patented technology, the μTensiometer, will provide […]

Small Business Innovation Research Program Provides Seed Funding for R&D Davis CA, June 18, 2017 – FloraPulse Co has been awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $100,000 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on an implantable probe for measuring and managing water status in fruit and nut crops. The kind of […]