Introducing HyperPod™ – an internet-of-things (IoT) hyperspectral sensing package that monitors your plants for:
When a plant is missing nutrients, water, or fighting disease, it is unable to fulfill its potential. The stress of growing when essential needs are not met shows up before it can be seen by the naked eye. Missing these early signals increases the chances of poor crop quality, or even worse, full crop loss.
First used for satellites in orbit around the Earth, and later for aerial surveys of open field agriculture, hyperspectral technology is a leading remote sensing technique that monitors plant health and vitality.
G2V Optics has developed the HyperPod™, a cost-effective solution that brings hyperspectral techniques to the greenhouse and indoor farm. The HyperPod™ is an internet-of-things (IoT) sensing package that monitors plant health through
G2V Optics has developed smart lighting technologies for the world’s leading research universities, aerospace and technology companies. The same optical expertise has contributed to the HyperPod™.
Vegetation indexes are used in remote sensing to directly analyze plant health, water stress, and much more.
A couple of the vegetation indexes reported by the HyperPod ™ are:
These indexes provide a quantitative measure of your crop’s progress.
Plants react to changes over hours and days, which means that monitoring with the naked eye can mislead growers or cause them to miss developing problems.
The HyperPod™ takes regular imagery and generates timelapse videos. You will see your plant react to changes, allowing you to maximize crop outcomes.
Monitoring canopy temperature, relative humidity, and barometric pressure helps you ensure that your plants have the right balance of environmental conditions for optimal plant development. Each HyperPod™ monitors these essential environmental factors and calculates your plant’s Vapour-Pressure Deficit (VPD).
Variations in VPD help growers know whether the plants are in the right transpiration zone for optimal growth, and whether your HVAC is functioning correctly.
High canopy temperature is an indicator of low photosynthetic activity and disease stress.
To help you detect overlighting or disease issues sooner, the HyperPod™ monitors average canopy temperature.
Plants will react to differences in temperature, humidity, photoperiod, PPFD, watering schedule or nutrient profile. We recommend at least one HyperPod™ per growing condition to ensure you can assess crop health for your entire facility.
To make effective use of the insight generated by the HyperPod™, you are able to set alerts to detect conditions that are most important to you.
The HyperPod™ will send a notification to your phone or computer browser when your criteria are exceeded.
Our existing customers use between two and ten per facility, depending on their facility’s complexity. Book a consultation below to get personalized advice from our experts.
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