If Plants Could Talk...Soil Moisture

 

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Why Soil Moisture Matters.

Soil moisture plays a critical role in the life of vegetable plants. They need adequate water to develop a strong root system. They also depend heavily on water for expansion and growth. However, the challenge for vegetable growers is to maintain the right amount of water in the soil. When soil moisture drops below the proper level, problems develop. Under-irrigation leads to losses in both crop quality and yield. Over-irrigation leads to anaerobic soil conditions, contributes to erosion, leaches nutrients, and increases input costs. The best way to prevent all of these problems is to be proactive. Regularly measure soil moisture!

Measuring Really Can Make a Difference.

Many growers rely on experience, intuition and guesswork to schedule irrigation. But all of that is subjective. On the other hand, measurement of soil moisture provides objective criteria for irrigation management. That means growers can use precise soil moisture data to make informed management decisions. This helps ensure that the right amount of water is applied at the right time. Plant stress is minimized. Yield potential is maximized. Production is more cost-efficient!

 

With Spectrum Tools, Measuring is Quick and Easy.
Now you can eliminate the guesswork! Spectrum offers precision tools for convenient soil moisture measurement. Use these to obtain repeated moisture readings over time to achieve the best results.
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WatchDog Irrigation Stations (options vary)
 

Affordably monitor, compare and evaluate soil moisture levels from two or three user-defined soil depths.

  • For use in any micro-climate
  • Digital display for on-site readings
  • Transfer data with a direct-connect cable or Data Shuttle

 

 
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FieldScout TDR 300 Soil Moisture Meter
 
Manage water responsibly and reduce operating expenses.
  • Instantaneous readings of root zone soil moisture
  • Connects to any GPS receiver with serial output
  • Equipped with internal data logger and RS-232 port
  • Records 3,250 measurements
  • Compatible with SpecMaps online web-mapping application
 
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WatchDog Model 2900ET Weather Station
 
Measures, calculates and logs:
  • Evapotranspiration (ETo)
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • catalogRainfall
  • Dew Point
  • Solar Radiation
  • Air Temperature
  • Relative Humidity
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"My friend has wet feet due to overwatering. This could have been prevented! Measuring soil moisture is the key."

 

 

 

 

 
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