The Importance of Monitoring Soil Moisture at the Field Level.
Every farmer knows how important it is to maintain optimum moisture levels in their various soils, across different textures, crops, and slopes. Moisture holding capacity drives many crop production factors, including nutrient availability, leaching, runoff, and maintaining a healthy soil environment. Equally important is the role of air exchange and porosity in the soil, driven by so many other factors like traffic and compaction, organic matter, and tillage systems.
Having the ability to determine precise soil-water levels in real-time at different depths across the profile enables you to optimize the timing and rate of your irrigation schedule which has far-reaching benefits. Minimizing saturated soils removes many barriers to maximum economic yields, like denitrification and leaching of nutrients, diseases, erosion, and more…maximize yields-increase your ROI on your irrigation dollar-avert risk..all in one tool.