Helping grow more food with less pollution, through real time detection of crop responses to environmental changes and a wide range of threats.

Tomato Plants

Breakthrough Ag-Tech

PhytlSigns Sensors + Unique Analytical Approach = Fast Diagnosis of Crop Threats


Constant communication between the roots and shoots.

Plants are continually sensing and responding to environmental changes. One mechanism for transmitting this information is through small electrical signals that result from movement of ions.

Vivent’s sensors record these signals and with our unique analytical approach, which uses machine learning, the signals can be interpreted. A wide variety of crop threats, including soil borne pathogens, can be diagnosed and growers are alerted before visual symptoms appear.

Using PhytlSigns sensors it is possible to detect threats like soil borne pests, fungal infections or nutrient deficiencies that are difficult to find with other technologies.

Vivent is continually improving our algorithms and adding to our library of crop electrophysiology recordings.

For more information on the History of the Study of Electrical Signals in Plants,

Plant & Agricultural Scientists

  • Monitor plants for short or long durations, indoors or outdoors

  • Gain insights into plant diseases, biotic and abiotic crop threats, treatments and strategies to increase yields

  • Multi-stressor detection in 1 convenient device

  • Used by academics, agrochem companies, grow light developers, plant breeders & contract research organisations

Professional Growers

  • Monitor crops continuously to receive early warning of threats including soil borne pathogens, before visual symptoms appear

  • Real-time view of crop stress levels and detection of specific crop threats

  • Link to existing irrigation or climate control systems to automate growing interventions.

  • Coming soon – systems for diagnosis of field crop threats like fungal infections or soil pathogens

To ensure top quality threat detection and diagnosis, Vivent has the world’s largest Iibrary of plant electrophysiology recordings and we are continually improving diagnostic algorithms and adding new crops & pathogens.

Current Research

Vivent is collaborating on research backed by organisations including:



Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture


Key research collaborators include: