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 […]
A Mechanical Engineering PhD, Michael spent the last 4.5 years developing the FloraPulse sensor and connecting with our customers.
Agricultural advisor with 40 years expertise in plant physiology and working with growers.
Technical advisor. World-class expert in microfluidics, developed technology to manipulate water the way plants do.
Better control to keep crop at ideal water-stress level, all year long.
Ideal conditions lead to better quality crop. Why gamble?
Know exactly what you did this year so you can replicate it, improve it, next year.