PheNode is an energy efficient, ‘smart’, field-deployable,

solar-powered environmental sensing and phenotyping station. 

Modular / Customizable / Cloud-Connected / Weather-Resistant 

PheNode is a tool for researchers, farmers and horticulturists that can monitor environmental conditions and transmits the data to the cloud where growers can track their plants in real-time in order to facilitate data-driven decision support.

 

The PheNode’s sensor suite can be tailor-made to accommodate the many needs of researchers and growers.

Connects to the cloud via:

Windspeed

Rainfall

RGB / NIR Imaging

NDVI/PRI (Optional)

Multispectral (Optional)

Additional space for prototyping

Add LiPo battery capacity

(2) Digital SDI-12 Ports / (3) Analog Ports

Pore water EC / Bulk EC

Soil moisture (VWC)

Soil Temperature

Permittivity

Water Potential

Temperature / Relative Humidity / 

Light Quality (PAR), Light Quantity (Lux)/ Barometric Pressure

Temperature / Relative Humidity /

Light Quantity (Lux) / Barometric Pressure

Temperature / Relative Humidity /

Light Quantity (Lux) / Barometric Pressure

  • Remote management and updates

  • Accepts SDI-12, I2C analog sensor protocols and more

 

The modular aspect of the PheNode allows for a quick change in configuration and size in order to accommodate various crops.

2 Modules for Strawberries
3 Modules for Grain Sorghum
4 Modules for Maize
 

Data captured by the PheNode is transmitted to the cloud, where it can be accessed in real time.

1. Data is gathered from the field.

2. Data is transmitted to the cloud.

3. Data is visualized in real time.

4. Data provides decision support to better manage inputs.

1. Data is gathered from plot-specific PheNodes in the field.

2. Raw data can be downloaded for analysis.

3. Data-driven breeding decisions can now be made.

 

Data captured by the PheNode is transmitted to the cloud allowing users to monitor environmental conditions in real time on a mobile, or desktop device.

 

Mesh grid networks of low power sensors with LoRa WAN connectivity can send their individually collected data streams to a nearby PheNode. The PheNode can then transmit the data to the cloud.

This allows the PheNode to remain on the sidelines while farming operations remain unencumbered.

 

Agrela is:

Nadia Shakoor, PhD

CEO

Crop phenotyping expert

Danforth Center Senior Scientist

Ag biotech and seed industry experience

Todd Mockler, PhD 

CTO

Phenomics & plant systems biology leader

Danforth Center PI

Entrepreneur

William Kezele

COO

Designer

Horticulturist

Darren O’Brien

Project Manager / Sales

Hardware Research and Design

Product Testing

Will McHargue

Electrical and Biological Engineer

Systems Design

 

Whether you're a researcher, grower or investor who would like to help us reach our development goals, we'd love to hear from you!

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