Plant Stent

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The main concern of the future is the natural resources which are being consumed rapidly with greed undermining the consequences.The use of fertilizers may improve yields today but the impact is vast on soil texture and fertility. Also, it affects the ecosystem immensely. Today we have a wide range of sensors within micro sizes and large networks to communicate and control remotely and efficiently. Extending these resources to protect and restore soil health and Eco-balance plant/tree is supplied only the deficit mineral and not dozed with fertilizers and chemicals.

To understand the model I will briefly explain the two main plant tissues, xylem and phloem. Putting it simply, the Xylem is the tissue of vascular plants that transports water and nutrients from the soil to the stems and leaves. Phloem is the tissue that transports photosynthetic products and plant growth regulators (phytohormones) mainly from the leaves to the rest of the plant. So the entire data of what is taken and what is produced can be obtained from these two tissues. Once in a while if we obtain that data from them by . The deficit minerals are identified and are fed to roots. The soil's rhizosphere is responsible for minerals supplied to roots so adequate amount of those minerals are supplied in an easy absorbing manner.

The stent is an L shaped thin wire like thing made of elements which can make us detect the minerals that are being supplied. This is still under research and trying to do it noninvasively with any light rays that can penetrate cell tissues.

The main function of the plant stent is to get the mineral intake and also phloem tissue data.This data not only helps to supply the tree adequate minerals efficiently but also help us to better understand plants.This can also create a new field of customized vegetation where we can control the salts and sugars of fruits.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Nandamuri Srilakshmi
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Profession:
    Engineer/Designer
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    1
  • Nandamuri is inspired by:
    Technology meets Environment.Technology is Luxury ,Environment is Necessity.Fusion is Visionary.
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