Global Food Initiative
GFI Fellow - Class of 2018
Undergraduate student, bioengineering
Raymond will create an automatic system that collects data on water consumption of the crops in the greenhouse by imaging plants as well as possibly determining nutrient needs. From the first generation data, the most successful plants will be mapped to find the best water and nutrient needs. His project automatic test system will then move on to map out the plants when various water saving measures are taken. This can range from using more water saving crops to different ground covers to prevent water evaporation to drip irrigation. With all this data, Raymond will be able to determine the steps that can be taken to choose the best sustainable procedure for the greenhouse owner balancing cost and efficiency. This device will measure such variables such as temperature, humidity, nutrients to determine the balance between optimum food production and water conservation.