The device Les Fuchigami holds in his hands has generated a lot of interest from growers. With a simple click of the “Ping Meter,” the horticulture professor emeritus can measure the nitrogen and water content of a plant’s leaf, and compare the results to existing standards.
This instant information can help growers adjust fertilizer and
irrigation plans to optimize the quality and yield of their plants. It’s a
technology that is so exciting that Fuchigami receives calls every week from
people checking on the meter’s progress.
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