Sensaphone Soil Moisture Sensor Improves Irrigation Management

Published: September 16, 2020

Sensaphone Soil Moisture Sensor Improves Irrigation Management

The Sensaphone Soil Moisture Sensor helps greenhouse operators, cannabis growing facility personnel, landscapers, horticulturists, golf course managers, farmers and other commercial growers to 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.

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 Sensaphone Soil Moisture Sensor, visit this information page.

Sensaphone® offers a comprehensive line of remote monitoring products that safeguard valuable assets by tracking critical equipment and environmental data such as temperature, humidity and power failures. Sensaphone products provide alerts and proactive monitoring data to homeowners and facility managers in many areas including telecommunications, oil and gas, water and wastewater, HVACR, agriculture, healthcare, data centers and greenhouses. Nearly 500,000 Sensaphone systems are in use today around the world, and they continue to be manufactured in the USA. For more information, call 877-373-2700, email contact@sensaphone.com or visit www.sensaphone.com.