The future of quality control. Osram’s new broadband infrared LED helps farmers plan the best time for harvest

One of the most important decisions that farmers and vineyard owners have to make involves getting the timing right for the harvest. This not only ensures that the produce has the best possible taste but also means that precious time and money can be saved at the subsequent processing and shipment stages. To make it easier for farmers and vineyard owners to gage the right time for the harvest, Osram now presents its new Oslon Black SFH 4736 near-infrared LED (NIRED). Simply scanning fruit or cereal crops with the NIRED installed in a smartphone or tablet produces reliable information about the sugar, water and fat content.

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