TAG: soil moisture sensors

The soil moisture monitoring idea that hooked the “sharks”

November 8, 2017By

Landscape and irrigation contractors understand that remote soil moisture sensors and smart irrigation systems have the potential to revolutionize the way people use water. University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) horticulture student Jesse Lafian has secured more than $60,000 in grant funding to develop a soil moisture sensor that’s accurate and affordable. He pitched his... read more

The ins and outs of soil moisture sensors

May 27, 2016By
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Irrigation experts discuss the ins and outs of soil moisture sensors. What is a good irrigator trying to accomplish?” asks Brent Mecham. “We all are striving to do the same thing, and that’s use the least amount of water possible while making sure the plants are healthy.” Using soil moisture sensors is one way irrigation professionals can accomplish their goal.... read more