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Microchipped Plants Notify Farmers of Thirst Via Cell Phone

By: Elsa Blaine - Published: May 30, 2009   Updated: Aug 10 2011 • References: agrihouse and dsc.discovery
Thirsty veggies are now able to text message for water thanks to AgriHouse, the company marketing a high tech botanical gadget. A tiny microchip clipped on to the plant's leaf allows farmers to receive notification of their carrot's thirst via their cell phone.

Parched vegetables and ornamentals need constant monitoring for moisture, and with this innovative technology, growers can be connected to their crops at all times.

Could Twittering tulips be far behind?

Implications - Modern technology continues to help us remove the barriers between us and our environment. The ramifications include making environmentally conscious tasks, which are typically tedious and challenging, more simple. Businesses capable of reducing the investment (both in terms of effort and capital) associated with green activity will ultimately win the loyalty of eco-aware consumers.