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  • 6/7/2022 10:00 PM

    A unique AI technology that allows growers to tune into the early warnings of disease, pests, nutrient deficiencies, and water stress that plants communicate has received €1.8 million of funding from ePlant and Astanor Ventures.

  • 6/7/2022 10:00 PM

    How does a tomato plant uses its energy throughout the season? For the first time, the intrinsic tomato developmental changes over a full commercial crop cycle were monitored and revealed. This is done by the Swiss company Vivent, active in commercial plant electrophysiology. With long-term monitoring of electrical potential in growers located in Switzerland, France, and the Netherlands, Vivent was able to track how plant electrical activity changed between February, when seedlings were planted in the glasshouse, and October 2021, when the plants were removed. A graph shows how the electrical potential in the plant change over time.

  • 6/7/2022 10:00 PM

    The ‘Fitbit of plants’, Vivent’s PhytlSigns device has been certified as a B Corp – a Certified Benefit Corporation – after meeting rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to do business in a meaningful way, by pursuing purpose as well as profit. "Vivent’s technology leads to increased yields, improved crop protection effectiveness, and encourages the adoption of environmentally preferable protection solutions – so more food, less chemicals," the Vivent team explains. "With recertification every three years, Vivent has embarked on a process that aims at ever higher standards and continuous improvement."

  • 6/7/2022 10:00 PM

    The Swiss company Vivent, pioneer in electrophysiology, has decided to use those signals in order to provide producers with crop monitoring solutions through biosensors. Already implemented on greenhouse crops for cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers, and in open fields for vines, Vivent is now conducting trials on lettuce, asparagus, strawberries in polytunnels, as well as sugar beets and potatoes.

  • 6/7/2022 10:00 PM

    Modern crop protection practices combine classical disease control with plant resistance induction to various biotic and abiotic stresses. Such stresses might be plant pathogens or extreme weather conditions including drought or heat. One way to induce plant resistance to crop diseases is the use of biological or synthetic solutions, so-called plant defense inducers (PDI). Various biochemical and molecular biological assays have been developed during the 1990s to discover new structures and profiles from known classes of defense inducers1.

  • 6/7/2022 10:00 PM

    Living organisms are constantly sending out electrophysical signals. Plants use these electrical signals to detect stress when attacked by pests and diseases. The Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture and Flower Bulbs of Wageningen University & Research investigate whether sensors can recognize electrophysical signals.

  • 6/7/2022 10:00 PM

    Ecoation and Vivent have signed a partnership agreement to bring a real-time crop stress monitoring to the North American market. To further the partnership, Vivent has installed real-time crop sensors at HORTECA, a North American Horticultural Technology Center & Academy (HORTECA). The 2-acre Demonstration and R&D facility is located in Ruthven, Ontario, right in the heart of the biggest greenhouse production cluster in North America.

  • 6/7/2022 10:00 PM

    Vivent’s innovative biosensors detect stress signals in the plant’s internal network long before visible symptoms appear. Monitoring crop health in real-time shows when plants are growing productively or when they are stressed and underperforming, adapting to disease, pests, or other suboptimal conditions. Growers can now receive real-time alerts directly from their crops when their plants are stressed using Vivent’s biosensors.