Photonics is becoming a major player in the agri-food industry contributing to more efficient, sustainable, and safer food production, and to enable smart farming .
Main segments are:
- Lighting systems to stimulate the efficient growth of crops.
- Advanced sensing technologies to help farmers determine the protein levels in wheat harvests, screen for contaminants in fruits and vegetables and observe water quality to measure the health of fish stocks.
- Hyper-spectral imaging to enable improved food safety and food quality inspections with real-time process monitoring at high volume.