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Text messages can quench plants’ thirst


June 2, 2009
By Msnbc.com

planttextJune 2, 2009 – Carrots might not scream when pulled from the ground, but new technology is giving vegetables a voice in how they are raised.

planttext  
Plants outfitted with this
microchip can send text
messages to a
farmer's
cell phone to "ask" for water.
The technology could save
some
farmers a lot of time
and money.
 

June 2, 2009 – Carrots might not scream when pulled from the
ground, but new technology is giving vegetables a voice in how they are
raised. Microchipped plants can now send text messages to a farmer's
cell phone and ask for water.

"It's akin to a clip-on earring, very thin and smaller than a postage stamp, and is affixed to the plant leaf," said Richard Stoner, President of AgriHouse, a company marketing the technology.

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"The farmer would just need their regular cell phone service, and the plant would send a text message when it needed water." | READ MORE


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