during the israeli innovation summit, israel’s prime minister benjamin netanyahu has chosen saturas ltd to demonstrate the israeli innovations in agriculture to china’s vice president wang qishan.
saturas is developing an advanced decision support system (adss) for automatic irrigation based on its miniature stem-water potential (swp) sensor. embedded in the trunks of trees, saturas’ sensors receive direct input from the tree to provide real-time, accurate, and continuous information for optimized irrigation.
stem water potential (swp) is a scientifically recognized, highly accurate parameter for determining water status in crops, but today swp can only be measured manually in a labor-intensive procedure. despite several approaches to sensor-based irrigation – including measuring soil and leaf moisture – the market lacks a solution that combines precision, ease of use, and affordability.