Soil Moisture Probes: Finding the right one for your crop!

Monitoring your soil moisture is extremely beneficial to your farming practise but where do you start? There are so many types of soil moisture sensors on the market, which one is right for you?

Here are a few tips and pointers to get you started.

It's all about how much technology you like and about your crop!!!

If you're fed up of graphs, charts, tables and software, you're going to love the GDot.

It's a simple, visual display of your soil moisture. 7 yellow dots, your crop is wet! As black dots appear, your soil is drying out. Done!

Read more on the GDot at  www.gdot.com.au

 If you want a bit more information and are happy with graphs read on.

Ultimately, which moisture sensor you need will depend on your crop. You have to measure where the roots are - otherwise what is the point:

1) Shallow rooted with dense plantings

Vegetables 

Turf

Seedlings and saplings

BEST soil moisture sensors: Aquaflex, EnviroPro (40cm) and Gypsum blocks

 

2) Shallow rooted sparse plantings

Vines

Curcubits

BEST soil moisture probes: EnviroPro (40cm) and Gypsum blocks

 

3) Deep rooted

Fruit Trees

Nut Trees

Grains and Pulses

Pasture

BEST soil moisture sensors: EnviroPro (80cm) and Gypsum blocks

 

4) Artificial media

Berries

Seedlings

BEST soil moisture sensors: WET sensor

Visit our incredibly useful product selector. Find your crop and we'll tell you which soil moisture probe you NEED!!


0 comments:

Top