The new Sensaphone soil moisture sensor can help growers, greenhouse operators and others manage their irrigation more efficiently by alerting them to when soil moisture falls outside of a desired range.
The Sensaphone soil moisture sensor is compatible with most Sensaphone remote monitoring systems. The system can also interface with an irrigation controller to prevent irrigation cycles when soil conditions do not warrant more water.
The device 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 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees F., and has an accuracy range of ±6% VWC when generically calibrated for the growing media 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.