FloraPulse’s sensor breakthrough was featured in a report by the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) foundation. See page 32 in their report. From the article: ” Thirsty plants have stunted growth, lower disease resistance, and produceless fruit and grain. At the same time, overwatering can reduce thequality and even kill crops. The trick is fnding a “Goldilocks Spot” wherethe water […]
FloraPulse just received an USDA Phase II SBIR! Thanks to the awesome team that made it happen — shout out to Alan, Abe and Justin. And thank you everyone who provided letters of support! USDA – FloraPulse will make you proud. The holy grail of water sensing… coming soon to a vineyard near you.
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 […]
Water Content versus Water Potential With any wet material such as soil or plant tissue, there are two important properties related to water. Water content is how much water the material holds, expressed as 30% water or 0.3 grams of water per cubic centimeter of soil. The other is water potential, or how tightly the tissue or material holds the […]
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 […]
FloraPulse has been featured in the Cornell Chronicle. Check out the article here: http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/02/water-sensor-moves-basic-research-promising-business