How plant sensors are improving Indian agriculture, checking waste

Sensors that monitor plant health, irrigation, nutrient use and weather are improving productivity, checking waste at farms and greenhouses

modern tech, agriculture technology

Pranjal Sharma

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Think of sensors and images of electronic and mechanical items that appear in mind. Now, the revolution in agriculture technology (agritech) has made sensors popular for monitoring crops and plants.

An increasing number of farmers in India and other large economies are using plant sensors to improve yield and productivity. There are several types of sensors that can be deployed. Each has a specific role and creates valuable data for farmers.

Leading the pack are sensors that track humidity and moisture. Typically, such sensors are part of an irrigation management system in a large farm where crops may require varying amounts of water. The advantage is that these sensors can manage irrigation in a way that water is used according

First Published: Sep 03 2023 | 8:51 PM IST

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