Onset Computer Corporation, a supplier of data loggers and weather stations, has introduced the Leaf Wetness Smart Sensor, a new plug-and-play sensor for the company's award-winning HOBO Weather Stations.

Designed to emulate the surface of a leaf, the Leaf Wetness Smart Sensor provides accurate leaf wetness data in a number of growing and research applications. For example, it can help growers determine the proper time for applying fungicides and help researchers understand the impact of leaf moisture on plant disease.

Key features include:

  • Embedded sensor design — eliminates the need for painting the sensor before using.

  • Unique capacitive grid technology — provides resistance to surface residues from chemicals, dust and other contaminants.

  • Plug-in, modular connector — enables easy connection to HOBO Weather Stations.

  • Adjustable mounting bracket — enables the sensor to be positioned to mimic the wet-dry characteristics of the plants being studied.

The Leaf Wetness Smart Sensor is preconditioned to maximize long-term measurement consistency, and works with Onset's 15-channel HOBO Weather Station and 4-channel HOBO Micro Station. The sensor is immediately from Onset for $99; HOBO Weather Station pricing information is available online at http://www.onsetcomp.com/hobo.