The new SapIP-TDP wireless TDP sap velocity system is the latest development in monitoring sap flow and sap velocity in trees. Up to (6) TDP sap velocity probes can be connected to a single SapIP node, which is enough to monitor 2 to 3 trees. This new system allows for small SapIP-TDP nodes to be distributed up to 500 meters (1600 ft) apart throughout a field, and data to be collected with a single wireless modem. Data is then displayed and graphed on a website such as Agrisensors.NET where data files can also be downloaded to your PC. The TDP data is converted to sap velocity, and if the conductive area of the trunk is known, total water use of the tree can be calculated.
The SapIP-TDP node with sap velocity sensors can be used as a complete stand-alone system, or as part of a SapIP wireless mesh network, whereby plant sap flow, sap velocity, soil moisture, weather, and leaf temperature, can be monitored simultaneously all in one system. Up to (10) SapIP nodes can be connected wirelessly with a single GSM modem, and the nodes can be “daisy-chained” up to five levels deep, thus allowing for distances over a mile to be monitored.
The SapIP systems are versatile and flexible, and can be configured to meet your particular requirements.