Sensors

During our trials in the Bio4safe project, our researchers evaluated several plant sensors. Sensors could help growers by translating plant language into easy comprehensible numbers. We made clear leaflets on each sensor, with information on what the sensor can tell you, how to use it, how much it costs and where to get it. You can find the leaflets below, in English (EN), Dutch (NL) and French (FR).

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Dualex Scientific™
Optical pigment sensor

Dualex Scientific - ©PCS

Quick and easy detection of nutrient deficiencies or drought stress with a portable leaf clip sensor.

EN | NL | FR 

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Leaf clips 
Leaf water content sensor

Leaf clips

Stationary leaf clips are placed throughout the crop to continuously measure the water content in the leaves with an electrical current.

EN | NL | FR 

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LiCOR 6800 
Photosynthesis system

Licor - ©UGENT.jpg

Highly accurate measurements of CO2 and O2 gas exchange and working efficiency of chlorophyll to confirm the presence of abiotic stresses.

EN | NL | FR 

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LVDT sensor

Linear Variable Displacement transducer

lvdt - ©PCS

Stationary sensor continuously shows fluctuations in stem diameter to evaluate whether the plants are suffering from drought stress. 

EN | NL | FR 

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Mini-Pam II 

Photosynthesis yield analyzer

Minipam - ©PCS

Portable sensor measures working efficiency of chlorophyll in the leaves, to find out if photosynthesis is decreased due to stress.

EN | NL | FR 

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Pocket PEA 

Chlorophyll fluorimeter

Portable sensor measures working efficiency of chlorophyll in the leaves, to find out if photosynthesis is decreased due to stress.

EN | NL | FR

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PolyPEN RP410

OPTICAL PIGMENT SENSOR

Polypen - ©PCS

Quick and easy detection of nutrient deficiencies or drought stress with a portable leaf clip sensor. 

EN | NL | FR 

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AP4 Porometer

Stomatal resistance sensor

Porometer- ©PCS

Fast evaluation of drought stress with a portable leaf clip sensor measuring the aperture of the stomata in the leaves.

EN | NL | FR 

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PRESSURE BOMB Skye SKPM 1400
Plant Moisture Potential Measurement

PressureBomb - ©NIAB

Detection of drought stress by placing leaves in a pressurized chamber.

EN | NL | FR 

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EXOSKIN 
Sap Flow sensor

Sapflowsensor - ©UGENT

Real time and continuous evaluation of drought stress with stationary sensors measuring speed of sap flow in the stem.

EN | NL | FR 

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W.E.T. Sensor Kit
Soil / substrate moisture sensor

WET-sensor - ©PCS

Quick measurement of the water content, EC and soil temperature with this portable soil sensor.

EN | NL | FR 

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Precision irrigation systems 

Precision Irrigation System - ©NIAB

Complete irrigation systems installed by specialists for automatic and reliable application of water and fertilizers.

EN | NL | FR 

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GREENSEEKER

OPTICAL PIGMENT SENSOR

Greenseeker - ©Vertify

Quick and easy detection of nutrient deficiencies or drought stress with a portable crop sensor.

EN | NL | FR 

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NITRACHEK 
REFLECTOMETER

Nitrachek - ©PLRN

Destructive detection of nitrogen deficiencies in plant, soil or water samples with an optical sensor.

EN | NL | FR 

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SPECTRACAM
OPTICAL PIGMENT SENSOR

Spectracam - ©Vertify

Quick and easy detection of nutrient deficiencies or drought stress with a sensor attached to a support like a tractor.

EN | NL | FR 

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