Increases Yield and Quality of Hydroponic Plants with Continuous Monitoring and Control of pH Balance and Essential Nutrients
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil using mineral nutrients solutions in a water solvent. Having the right amount of nutrient present in the water is essential to maintain the right pH balance and have healthy plants. High pH levels can cause the plant to become ill or even die and low pH levels affect yield and quality. Every plant has a slightly different desirable pH level, and this is something you should know about prior to setting up your system. Once you know the pH level you will need high quality sensors to monitor the amount of nutrients and maintain the right pH balance.
TeleSense offers wireless sensors to continuously monitor the nutrients and pH balance for hydroponic applications. The sensors continuously monitor the temperature, amount of various nutrients in the water, including water’s pH balance and send the data to the cloud for archiving and analytics. If at any time, any parameter is out of the user-defined acceptable range, instant alerts are issued via SMA and email. The sensors can also be connected with a control system for turning on and off the addition of nutrients in the water as needed and thereby automatically maintain the right pH balance all the time.
All plants need a mix of macro- and micronutrients. Macronutrients are essential for the plant’s growth. Macronutrients form the core of plant nutrition and they are added throughout the year. Micronutrients are also called trace elements. They are added in minimal quantities and their use is occasional. Examples macronutrients are Nitrogen, Potassium, Phosphorus, Oxygen, Magnesium, Sulfur, Hydrogen and Calcium. Common micronutrients include Nickel, Molybdenum, Manganese, Iron, Chlorine, Cobalt, Sodium, Silicon and Zinc.
TeleSense sensors can monitor most of these nutrients and automatically maintain the desirable pH level for high quality, high yielding hydroponic setup.