Ion sensors in agriculture are devices that detect the concentration of a given ION in a solution. Its use contributes to improving the efficiency and quality of agricultural processes.
These ion sensors are useful for precision agriculture, a technique that seeks to optimize resource use and improve agricultural productivity. By measuring the potential of nitrogen in the soil, ion sensors allow knowing the nutritional status of the soil and adjust fertilization according to the needs of each area.
This prevents pollution by excess or deficit of nitrogen, which improves environmental sustainability.
In addition, ion sensors can be combined with other sensors such as humidity, temperature or electrical conductivity to get a more complete view of the soil.
Ion sensors in agriculture are a technological tool that brings economic, ecological and social benefits.