Symposium ‘The use of sensors for seed business’
Thursday, 30 September 13:30 – 15:00
Lecturer 1: Seppe Top, PhD student at the Laboratory of Plant Ecology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University
Seppe Top is a PhD student at the Laboratory of Plant Ecology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University and has worked on the Bio4safe project for 1.5 years where parties investigated the impact of biostimulants to reduce water and fertilization use in agriculture with innovative plant sensors.
In his talk he will present the high-technological plant sensors they develop and use for real-time plant monitoring. This unique technology was also used in the Bio4safe project in which Vertify is one of the partners. The main sensors of interest are point dendrometers for stem diameter variation measurements, leaf clips for leaf thickness measurements and sap flow sensors. This set of plant sensors can be used to unravel the water use and transport dynamics in plants and fed to mechanistic plant models which he will introduce.
Lecturer 2: Bas Visser, Managing Director van Wireless Value
Wireless Value has been developing wireless measuring systems for reliable information transfer for decades. We believe in the power and value of wireless metering. We are convinced that wireless measurement makes the world safer, healthier and more sustainable. The results of our measurement systems show that this is indeed the case.
Because Wireless Value connects sensors from various sensor suppliers with its platform, we are familiar with the issues. What kind of sensor do you need, what should the accuracy be, and what is the measuring range? In this presentation Wireless Value provides insight into the issues and the solutions.
Lecturer 3: Winny van Heijningen, Sales manager LetsGrow.com
Winny van Heijningen is Sales Manager at LetsGrow.com. During these sessions she would like to show you how LetsGrow.com gathers and combines all data of various sensors and transforms these into valuable information. which can be used by different models and algorithms. Winny van Heijningen will also share some examples of how this works in practice.