At the Flormart 2016 in Padua, Agricontrol has been awarded with the Nòva Green Prize for innovation in the “tecnologies” category, thanks to the contactless leaf temperature sensor, developed for the EXPO AGRI project.

The sensor allows to measure the leaf surface temperature in order to monitor the dew point, using Agricontrol climate control systems to prevent the formation of crop diseases, like basil downy mildew, favoured by high levels of humidity. By means of a more effective climate control in order to avoid plant deseases, there will be a considerable saving in chemical treatments.