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Behold: The internet of plants

Jordan McDonald writes in Emerging Tech Brew on precision agriculture startups.

The C3 Take
  • The precision agriculture market brought in $7.8 billion in 2021 and is expected to double by 2026.
  • One startup that is on the cutting edge of precision ag is InnerPlant, which uses biosensors that are connected to the root to indicate plant and soil health.
  •  Precision agriculture will be important to growing crop yields and protecting biodiversity.

“San Francisco-based company InnerPlant connects its plants at the root, recoding each plant’s DNA with biosensors—not external IoT sensors—that change color depending on the health of the plant. The biosensors express when a plant may need more water, is under stress from heat, or under attack from pests and other invasive species.”

Read the full article here.

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