Plantenna: "Internet of Plants"

Innovative sensors for plant stress and environmental strain for a sustainable vegetation and farming
4TU Delft
4TU Eindhoven
4TU Twente
4TU Wageningen

Latest updates

Thousands of autonomous plant sensors| Plantenna Blog#5
Thousands of autonomous plant sensors| Plantenna Blog#5
In the last decade we have witnessed exponential growth in wireless communications. Number of connected devices exceed the number of people on earth and the data rates can be as high as 1GB/s. The next wave in wireless technology will be about sensing the environment. 
Tuesday 6 July 2021
Which frequency to tune to? | Plantenna Blog #4
Which frequency to tune to? | Plantenna Blog #4
Despite the availability of various monitoring mechanisms such as measuring temperature, water content, soil nutrients, very little is leveraged for sensing applications in the agriculture and horticultural sectors. 
Tuesday 11 May 2021
Plantenna: mission and vision
Plantenna: mission and vision
Current agrarian productivity lags far behind potential, especially in developing countries of Africa and Asia. Global land and water resources for crop production are limited and with global population soon to exceed 9 billion, increasing current crop yield on existing farmland is vital for ensuring food security. Water and nutrient availability is critical for plant for development, especially in the phase of seed development. At the same time cities are biologically extreme environments that suffer floods, droughts and environmental pollution, resulting in adverse health conditions and degradation of urban ecosystems. Changing climate, changing weather patterns and continued urbanisation will exacerbate these effects towards the future. Valuable water resources are being wasted and the presence and dispersion of pollutants in urban areas becomes a serious health risk for the many inhabitants. Harvesting local resources for use in urban agriculture and tackling environmental and health concerns in cities requires vastly improved environmental information and predictions, in both resolution and accuracy. Plantenna was proposed to deal with these challenges.
The mission of Plantenna is to develop vegetation-integrated, energy harvesting, autonomous sensors that measure in-plant and environmental parameters at high resolution and low cost. Sensor information will be used to develop methods for early detection of plant-stress and environmental strain. This in-turn will enable optimizing water and nutrient application schemes for climate smart agriculture, improve drought protection and support decision making for environmental protection and climate resilience.
Plantenna

Plantenna: "Internet of Plants"

Latest updates

Thousands of autonomous plant sensors| Plantenna Blog#5
Thousands of autonomous plant sensors| Plantenna Blog#5
In the last decade we have witnessed exponential growth in wireless communications. Number of connected devices exceed the number of people on earth and the data rates can be as high as 1GB/s. The next wave in wireless technology will be about sensing the environment. 
Tuesday 6 July 2021
Which frequency to tune to? | Plantenna Blog #4
Which frequency to tune to? | Plantenna Blog #4
Despite the availability of various monitoring mechanisms such as measuring temperature, water content, soil nutrients, very little is leveraged for sensing applications in the agriculture and horticultural sectors. 
Tuesday 11 May 2021
Plantenna: mission and vision
Plantenna: mission and vision
Current agrarian productivity lags far behind potential, especially in developing countries of Africa and Asia. Global land and water resources for crop production are limited and with global population soon to exceed 9 billion, increasing current crop yield on existing farmland is vital for ensuring food security. Water and nutrient availability is critical for plant for development, especially in the phase of seed development. At the same time cities are biologically extreme environments that suffer floods, droughts and environmental pollution, resulting in adverse health conditions and degradation of urban ecosystems. Changing climate, changing weather patterns and continued urbanisation will exacerbate these effects towards the future. Valuable water resources are being wasted and the presence and dispersion of pollutants in urban areas becomes a serious health risk for the many inhabitants. Harvesting local resources for use in urban agriculture and tackling environmental and health concerns in cities requires vastly improved environmental information and predictions, in both resolution and accuracy. Plantenna was proposed to deal with these challenges.
The mission of Plantenna is to develop vegetation-integrated, energy harvesting, autonomous sensors that measure in-plant and environmental parameters at high resolution and low cost. Sensor information will be used to develop methods for early detection of plant-stress and environmental strain. This in-turn will enable optimizing water and nutrient application schemes for climate smart agriculture, improve drought protection and support decision making for environmental protection and climate resilience.
Plantenna