The use of sensors within horticulture is hardly a recent development, with thermometers, measuring boxes and CO2 sensors having been used for decades. However, the advent of wireless sensing technology, as well as the reduction in prices of such equipment, means data collection is now cheaper and easier than ever before.
Determining which types of sensors are best suited to your needs depends on a myriad of factors. Like it or loathe it, technology is here to help. GrowSave* has recently released a new technical update that looks at the sensors that may be available to you for different measurement requirements, how the information may be shared and viewed, and the impact of big data.
*The GrowSave Project is delivered by us on behalf of the AHDB Horticulture— a levy-funded organisation that serves the commercial horticultural industry in England, Scotland and Wales.