Analysis of plant transpiration
Priva TopCrop Monitor visualizes crop activity based on an analysis of plant transpiration. A plant temperature sensor measures the temperature of the crop and then plots it against the temperature in the greenhouse. This produces a reliable representation of crop activity.
Insight into crop activity
To provide comprehensive insight into the activity of the crop, Priva has developed a user-friendly crop activity scale running from 0 to 100. At 0, the crop is very passive and the plant is transpiring very little, if at all. The result is a generative crop. At 100, on the other hand, all the energy is being converted into transpiration and the crop is vegetative. At around 50, there is a balance between transpiration and rise in temperature.
Linking controls to measurements
Priva TopCrop Monitor gives growers like you a new control instrument for regulating your settings even more effectively. For the best results, it is important to first carry out measurements for a period of time and to carefully analyze the TopCrop Monitor graphs. In this way, you can make connections between specific actions and an increase or decrease in crop activity. Based on this insight, you can link controls to the measurements, such as increasing ventilation a little if the graph shows that the crop is becoming too inactive.
Priva TopCrop Monitor consists of three components: the Priva TopCrop control module (software), the Priva Plant Temperature Sensor (infrared camera) and the Priva Measuring Box, which is already in use at many greenhouse horticulture companies. Priva TopCrop Monitor works in conjunction with the Priva Connext process computer and is available from the Connext 906 software release onwards.
If you decide to work with Priva TopCrop Monitor, you can count on expert and committed support to help get you started.