Application of soil moisture sensor
How does soil moisture sensor measure soil moisture tension
The two elements of the soil moisture sensor work together over a wide range of different soil types, environments and temperatures. The unique water tension element acts as a root, measuring the water tension in its hydrophilic fabric covered substrate material, rather than the surrounding soil. Water tension elements also provide consistent calibration, eliminating the need to recalibrate for each installation or measurement. The temperature element measures the temperature compensation of soil moisture, so you do not need to measure moisture every time the soil temperature changes.
Why should soil tension and water volume be measured?
Many sensors measure the basic volumetric water content in soil. Soil moisture sensors measure the more complex but valuable technology of soil water tension or potential, or more specifically, matrix water potential in its granular matrix. The measurement of soil water tension is considered to be the best indicator of soil water availability.
Sensors that measure only the amount of water in the soil may be limited. Because they can’t tell you how water flows. As a resistance sensor to measure soil moisture tension. Soil moisture sensors monitor the energy state of water that explains water movement, including the energy used by plants to extract available water from the soil.When you measure water pressure and temperature together, you can more accurately tell if your crop is healthy or pressurized.
How can Soil moisture sensors help solve conservation problems
The soil moisture sensor is designed to solve water conservation and smart irrigation problems using the latest Internet of Things and scientific measurement technology. The sensor will help you water your crops only when needed. Avoid over-watering or flooding crops. To improve water conservation.
Using soil moisture sensors for water monitoring helps optimize precise irrigation plans in smart agriculture operations. By connecting soil water to the Internet of Things, soil moisture sensors trigger the efficient use of irrigation water.