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Smart Irrigation Sensor from Saturas Can Tell When the Plant Is Thirsty


Saturas CEO Anat Solomon Halgoa (left) explains the company’s miniature sensor for measuring stem water potential.

By Ruth Schuster, Ha’aretz 

Startup invents tree-whispering smart irrigation system that can tell when the plant is thirsty, not just when the ground is dry.

Fresh water is growing scarcer in our warming world, not least in California and the Middle East. There is a crying need not only for crops that can survive in harsh conditions, but for better irrigation technology.

Saturas, an Israeli startup founded in 2013 under the auspices of the Trendlines Agtech incubator, is developing a sensor that measures a plant’s actual thirst. Its aim is to make irrigation maximally effective, resulting in healthier plants with better yields. The sensor will also help preserve the groundwater, says company CEO Anat Solomon Halgoa. Read the full article on Ha’aretz.

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