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Smart sensor node for agriculture
13 June 2018, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless

Responding to the growing demand of precision from the smart agriculture devices market, Libelium released a new version of its Smart Agriculture sensor node improving maximum accuracy for crop monitoring. The enhanced Waspmote Plug & Sense! Smart Agriculture Xtreme device includes high-end sensors for the most exigent field applications such as vineyards, fruit orchards and greenhouse cultivations, among others.

The new solution features 19 sensors from the most prestigious and reliable manufacturers of agricultural technology such as Apogee, Decagon, Ecomatik and Gill Instruments. This integration enables the measuring of different parameters related to weather conditions, light and radiation levels, soil morphology, fertiliser presence, frost prevention, daily growth of plants and fruits, and other environmental parameters to improve crop quality production and to prevent harvest losses.

The sensor node includes a more reliable weather station to measure the wind and precipitations via optical technology. It also features a complete set of light and radiation sensors such as ultraviolet radiation, photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) and shortwave radiation.

The soil morphology and the presence of fertilisers can be analysed by measuring electrical conductivity, volumetric water content, soil water potentials and oxygen levels. To prevent frost, the new device allows customers to connect a special sensor to measure non-contact plants’ and fruits’ surface temperature. And for daily growth monitoring, there are a set of dendrometers to control the growing of the trunk, the stem and the fruit of the plant.

For more information contact Gyula Wendler, Arrow Altech Distribution, +27 11 923 9709, gwendler@arrow.altech.co.za, www.arrow.altech.co.za


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