Utilising data for glasshouse climate optimisation

The use of sensors within horticulture is hardly a recent development, with thermometers, measuring boxes and CO2 sensors having been used for decades. However, the advent of wireless sensing technology, as well as the reduction in prices of such equipment, means data collection is now cheaper and easier than ever before. Determining which types of sensors are best suited to your needs depends on a myriad of factors. This Technical Update looks at the sensors that may be available to you for different measurement requirements, how the information may be shared and viewed, and the impact of big data.