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Sensors Enable Plants to Text Message Farmers

BioServe Space Technologies-a nonprofit, NASA-sponsored research partnership center-developed a leaf sensor that can monitor plants using electrical pulses, allowing anyone from astronauts to farmers to measure plant water levels directly. Berthoud, Colorado-based AgriHouse Brands Ltd. has commercialized the technology, which allows "thirsty" plants to send text messages to farmers asking for more water.
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
MSFC-SO-208
Patent Status: 
Agency
NASA
Region
Southeast
State: 
Alabama
Phone: 
256-544-9151
Email: 
terry.taylor@nasa.gov
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