Agricultural Soil Sensor: The “eyes” of Intelligent Agriculture

User:JXCTUpload time:Apr 17 2023


With the development of society, agricultural production technology is also developing. Agricultural soil sensor is playing a more and more important role in agricultural production. Agricultural soil sensor is a kind of equipment used to monitor soil moisture, temperature, fertilizer and other parameters, it can help farmers better understand the condition of soil, so as to make a more scientific agricultural production plan.

Agricultural soil sensors work by converting parameters in the soil into electrical output using physical, chemical or biological methods so that farmers can obtain accurate data. Among them, the most commonly used method is to use the electrical conductivity method, the soil moisture, temperature, fertilizer and other parameters into electrical conductivity signal output.

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Introduction of agricultural soil sensor

The benefits of agricultural soil sensors are clear. First, it can automate monitoring without human patrols, which can greatly improve the efficiency of agricultural production. Secondly, it can realize real-time monitoring, can help farmers timely grasp the condition of the soil, timely discovery of problems, timely measures. In addition, it enables remote transmission of data, allowing farmers to monitor soil conditions in different locations and thus better manage agricultural production.

However, there are some problems with agricultural soil sensors. First of all, its price is relatively high, generally only applicable to large agricultural production enterprises or agricultural research institutions. Secondly, its maintenance and maintenance is relatively complex, the need for professional and technical personnel to maintain and maintain, otherwise it may affect its accuracy and reliability. Finally, there are some environmental pollution risks, farmers need to strengthen the awareness of environmental protection, take effective measures to avoid environmental pollution.

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Application of agricultural soil sensor

Agricultural soil sensor has a wide range of applications in agricultural production. The following are some main application scenarios:

Soil moisture sensor: Soil moisture sensor is a high precision, high sensitivity sensor for measuring soil moisture. It can measure the volume percentage of soil moisture by measuring the dielectric constant of soil, and conforms to the international standard of soil moisture measurement method, can directly and stably reflect the real moisture content of various soils. The sensor is suitable for precise watering, fertilizer placement and crop growth monitoring.

Soil temperature sensor: A soil temperature sensor is a sensor that can monitor the temperature of soil, atmosphere and water. Suitable soil temperature is conducive to plant growth, too low or too high temperature is not conducive to plant growth. By monitoring soil temperature, soil temperature can be kept within the appropriate range of crop growth temperature to ensure crop yield and income.

Soil PH sensor: A soil PH sensor is a sensor used to measure the PH value of soil. The sensor has high precision, fast response and stable output, and is suitable for all kinds of soil. It can be buried in the soil for a long time, long-term electrolytic resistance, corrosion resistance, and vacuum sealing, completely waterproof. The sensors are suitable for a variety of soil types, enabling long-term monitoring and providing important data support for agricultural production.

In addition to the above three sensors, agricultural soil sensors can also be used to monitor soil salinity, fertilizer content, disease and insect pests and other parameters, to provide comprehensive data support for agricultural production.

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All in all, agricultural soil sensors are a very useful device that can help farmers better understand soil conditions and improve the efficiency and accuracy of agricultural production. However, it also has some problems, need farmers to strengthen environmental awareness, take effective measures to avoid pollution to the environment, but also need agricultural research institutions to strengthen technology research and development, and constantly improve the performance and reliability of agricultural soil sensors.