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The Ultimate Guide to Soil Moisture

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Introduction You need to get the right amount of water to crops at the right time. Water and nutrients are used most efficiently when your crops have access to the amount of water the crop needs and the soil can hold. This article describes how to use the data provided by soil moisture probes to […]

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What is soil moisture

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Soil moisture and its availability to support plant growth is a primary factor in crop yield. Too little moisture can result in yield loss and plant death. Too much causes root disease and wasted water.   Just as important, water is a delivery mechanism for any nutrients that are not tightly bound to the soil. […]

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Low Production Risks- How to optimize irrigation systems?

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After a rainfall, how do you know how much water stays in your field?  How long does it stay before it drains from the surface level?  How quickly is it absorbed by your crops? Is my irrigation system optimized for a better yield? If you knew how much water stayed in the field, wouldn’t it […]

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STUDIES SHOW IRRIGATING USING SOIL SENSORS INCREASE PROFITS BY 21%

by: John Deibel

This article investigates the results of work done in University of California and University of Georgia that studied the use of soil sensors and impact on costs and revenue in a test farm. They observed a 21% increase in profitability by using soil sensors to manage irrigation schedules in high value crops; as well as improved crop health.

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Why We Stopped Using Wifi

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When developing and designing ConnectedCrops, we looked very closely at Wi-Fi-based weather stations, and ultimately decided that it wasn’t a practical solution for most growers.  In the long run, WiFi was both more expensive, when all costs are considered, and more difficult to maintain.  This article provides a behind-the-scenes look into our product development process […]

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Moisture and Heat Stress – Silent Yield Robbers

by: John Deibel

Detecting moisture and heat stress are important steps to any effective irrigation management system. In the process of scouting your crops, you or the person doing it needs to understand some of the basics that exist with field moisture stresses and to be sure not to confuse them with heat stress. Plant Stress in General: […]

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Advanced
Irrigation Solution

Dual Level Irrigation Measurement

The Advanced Irrigation Solution allows growers to measure soil moisture levels at two different depths, fully verifying the effectiveness of your irrigation schedule. This kind of real-time data empowers you to change irrigation timing and rates according to soil texture, crop uptake, irrigation rates, and other factors. All of this data is easily managed through the ConnectedCrops Mobile App, saving you money, and maximizing crop response.

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