Plant sensor can remotely track water levels • Earth.com

Plant sensor can remotely track water levels

05-05-2022

Today’s Video of the Day from the American Chemical Society describes a wearable sensor to help monitor the water levels of plants. 

When plants are in need of water, there are not always obvious signals. Plant leaves do not turn brown or shrivel until most of the water is gone. 

The new system is designed to detect water loss earlier. According to ACS, the system can wirelessly transmit data to a smartphone app, allowing for remote management of drought stress in gardens and crops.

The experts have published their research in the ACS journal Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Video Credit: ACS

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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