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Biodiversity and Water Resources

Contributing to Biodiversity through Products

Chlorophyll Meters Contributing to the Management of Effects on the Environment from Chemical Fertilizers

The chlorophyll meter developed by Konica Minolta easily measures in a non-destructive manner the amount of chlorophyll in crops such as rice, wheat, and corn without damaging the plants. Periodically measuring the amount of chlorophyll makes it possible to practice appropriate fertilizer management according to the growth situation.
In this way, Konica Minolta contributes to the implementation of agriculture that is friendly on the surrounding biodiversity by avoiding the effects of over-fertilization on the ecosystem, including the soil and groundwater.

SPAD-502Plus chlorophyll meter

Evaluating Light Sources Related to Plant Growth

LED and organic EL technologies are attracting attention as next-generation lighting products. LED in particular has spread not only to general lighting, but also to plant-growing facilities.
The Spectrophotometer CL-500A produced by Konica Minolta can help manage lighting in plant-growing facilities. It can also measure photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD) and the illuminance spectral waveform of light sources, in applications related to plant cultivation.

Spectrophotometer CL-500A