Stress Monitors for Plants Can Spot Dehydration

December 11, 2023 | IEEE Spectrum
IEEE Spectrum

In a forthcoming paper to be published in IEEE Transactions on AgriFood Electronics(TAFE), James Reynolds, a postdoctoral research scholar at NC State’s iBionicS Lab and first author of the paper, and fellow researchers at North Carolina State University explored how plant tissue’s impeding of electrical current can be monitored to identify plants under stress with relative immediacy—less than an hour, in some cases.

James Reynolds

Assistant Research Professor

Alper Bozkurt

Co-Director, ASSIST Center
Distinguished Professor