Edmund Potter founded Delta-T Devices over 50 years ago and still works full time at our HQ in Cambridge.
To celebrate his 80th birthday the company visited UNESCO World Heritage Site Kew Gardens to donate a porometer and leaf analysis system to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew research teams.
Kew Gardens houses the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world, and their research staff’s scientific mission is to fully develop the information about, and potential uses of, plants and fungi.
The photo below shows Edmund handing the donated AP4 Porometer over to Kew’s Dr Aaron Davis in front of the famous Palm House (constructed in 1884).
The AP4 Porometer will be used by Kew’s researchers to take fast accurate measurements of leaf stomatal conductance – an important indicator of the physiological status of a plant.
A WinDIAS Leaf Image Analysis System was also gifted to the Kew research teams. This instrument enables the scientists to easily measure multiple leaf parameters, including size, perimeter, width, length – and the percentage of healthy and diseased leaf area. The system can process up to 800 leaves per hour.