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Spectrum’s CM 1000 Chlorophyll Meter - Turf Stress Monitoring

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Spectrum’s CM 1000 Chlorophyll Meter detects stress earlier than visual monitoring for healthier plant growth. Based on an exclusive patent license from NASA, the Field Scout CM-1000 Chlorophyll Meter uses “point-and-shoot” technology to instantly tell you relative chlorophyll content.  

Chlorophyll absorbs sunlight and uses its energy to synthesize carbohydrates from CO2 and water. This process is known as photosynthesis and is the basis for sustaining the life process of all plants. Nitrogen (N) is a key element in the chlorophyll molecule that enhances photosynthesis. Hence, chlorophyll can be used as an index to gauge the nitrogen status of a plant. The CM1000 Chlorophyll Meter is an alternative to time consuming and expensive laboratory tests for chlorophyll, as it measures relative “greenness” of the plant by light reflectance.  

The Chlorophyll Meter integrates a large 3.8 cm diameter area at 30 cm on a plant leaf or a 11.4 cm diameter spot on turf grass at 1.2 meters. Laser guides outline the edges of the measured sample area of leaf or canopy. An ambient light sensor automatically corrects measurements for varying light conditions. The handheld Chlorophyll Meter calculates and displays a running average for multiple readings while simultaneously recording each sample in the built in data logger for detailed analysis later at your PC. 

Spectrum’s CM 1000 Chlorophyll Meter is available from John Morris Scientific .

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