Professor David Hanson awarded a patent for microneedle sensors of plant water status


Posted: Jul 13, 2021 - 01:00pm

Professor David Hanson and colleagues from UNM and Sandia National Labs have been awarded a patent for their invention of microneedle sensors that measure plant water status in real-time.  Plant water status influences plant photosynthesis, growth and productivity and these sensors have potential applications in research and crop management.