Oxygen is one of the most important and underrated elements in Agriculture. Oxygen is vital for root respiration and uptake of water and nutrients from the soil. Therefore, maintaining a healthy oxygen level in the soil is an essential challenge for farmers and growers. To facilitate the next phase of innovation we have developed an optical oxygen sensor, which is based on the principle of fluorescence quenching.
The sensitive coating has two components, one to measure temperature and one to measure oxygen. The temperature compensation of the oxygen measurement is thus uniquely and ideally embedded in the same coating. This means that it is possible to monitor oxygen and temperature at the same time and determine the correct oxygen level at any given time.