Mar 18, 2024
FloraPulse offers plants’ water data immediately

An an easy-to-install water sensor designed at Cornell University provides accurate and low-cost water-sensing technology to farmers and researchers who want real-time data that will enable them to make quick, accurate decisions. 

FloraPulse has developed a way to acquire data directly from plants, giving fruit and nut growers, researchers and crop consultants with accurate, automated measurements on plant water status.

FloraPulse logoFloraPulse’s microT system comprises patented hardware, software and technical support for each user to directly manage water stress, reducing water and labor costs and risks while increasing yields, crop quality and environmental health. It is ideal for a wide range of crops including almonds, hazelnuts, winegrapes, apples, peaches, and berries.

Founded through research and collaboration with Alan Lasko, Cornell University emeritus professor of horticulture; Abraham Stroock, director of Cornell’s Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; and Michael Santiago, FloraPulse CEO and former post-doctoral researcher in Stroock’s lab, FloraPulse provides automated measurements of water stress directly from trees and vines. The patented technology, used worldwide, provides science-based advice to optimize irrigation and increase profits.

“FloraPulse is a game-changer for the entire agricultural industry,” Lakso said in a news release. “After years of research and development, our team created the first simple-to-use device that provides farmers and researchers real-time data that helps growers and researchers achieve efficient water use in the face of variable climate conditions.”

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