OptRx Crop Sensor

OptRX Crop Sensor

OptRx crop sensors measure and record data about crops in real-time using the reflectance of light shined on the growing plants. Sensors can be mounted on virtually any type of vehicle to collect information while driving through the field. The data is logged and mapped to be used in further analysis – or for real-time variable rate applications – in both corn and wheat production.

The OptRx crop sensor helps growers apply nitrogen based on crop vigor. For example, the sensor tells the applicator to apply less nitrogen on healthy corn plants and more nitrogen on weaker, unhealthy corn plants, according to a calibration specific to that field.

In addition, OptRx’s patent-pending advanced light-sensing technology is not dependent on ambient light – offering maximum flexibility to be used day or night.