Sep 14, 2020
Sensaphone Soil Moisture Sensor Improves Irrigation Management

The Sensaphone Soil Moisture Sensor helps cannabis growing facility personnel manage irrigation more efficiently. The sensor measures water content in soil and other growing media so that users can be alerted when moisture conditions fall outside the desired range. Instant notification prevents over- or under-watering, minimizes water usage, promotes growth and increases crop yield and quality.

The Sensaphone soil moisture sensor is compatible with most Sensaphone remote monitoring systems, which provide the necessary alerting and data logging functionality. The system can also interface with an irrigation controller to prevent irrigation cycles when soil is already wet, which reduces water usage and minimizes leaching of fertilizers and other chemicals into the ground.

Related: Sensaphone 1800 System Provides Remote Environmental Monitoring››

The Sensaphone soil moisture sensor determines volumetric water content (VWC) using technology that makes readings accurate in almost any soil or soilless growing media. The sensor operates in temperatures from -40 F to 140 F (-40 C to 60 C) and has an accuracy range of ±6% VWC when generically calibrated for the growing media that it supports. Accuracy increases when the sensor is calibrated for specific growing media. Factory calibrations are included for measuring moisture in mineral soils, potting soils and rockwool growing media.

For details about the Soil Moisture Sensor, visit https://www.sensaphone.com.




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