Agriculture Solution UC28 – Soil Water Potential, Soil Moisture, and Soil Temperature Monitoring includes:
This is all you need to accurately monitor soil water potential, soil moisture, soil temperature and to transmit sensor data to your portal or application.
Know your water consumption – ensure the optimal amount of water is used for your crops.
Water is the most precious resource on Earth. Life depends on it. Water used for irrigation is pumped from reserves of groundwater, rivers, and lakes. Of course, crops also receive water from precipitation. According to paper published by MIT, 69% of the world’s freshwater withdrawals are committed to agriculture. Monitoring water usage in Agriculture helps farmers not just optimize irrigation and avoid overusage but also to preserve this precious resource.
Soil Moisture and Temperature
Know your soil moisture and soil temperature – optimize your plant growth rate and protect your plant root system against sudden changes of soil temperature.
An increase in moisture content decreases the soil temperature differences between day-time and night-time, which provides protection to the plant root system against sharp and sudden changes of soil temperature. Solar energy absorption increases as the moisture content increases, which results in a higher heat storage capacity at higher moisture content. Plant growth rate and yield increase due to the modification of plant climate at higher moisture content.
Soil Water Potential
Know your soil’s water potential – optimize your yields, crop suitability and plant nutrient availability.
When it comes to measuring water potential (or soil suction), it’s difficult to find a device that will meet your every need. You’re either forced to deal with lowered accuracy or high-maintenance hassles (not to mention getting soaked on cost). You wouldn’t think taking such a simple reading would be so challenging.
Set Your Crops Up for Success
Monitoring water usage, soil moisture and temperature, and electrical conductivity are critical factors that every farmer should consider. With all the pressure to get started planting, spraying, irrigating and increasing yields, it is important to take the time to ensure you are setting your crop up for success.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire not just about sensors and work management but also pest control, disease models and irrigation.
TEROS 21 Soil Water Potential Sensor by METER. Simple to Use. Simple to Install.
Watch the installation video to see why the TEROS 21 is one of the easiest ways to measure soil water potential.
- Environmental Monitoring