By far, the biggest benefit of using soil sensors on fields is the ability to save water. A 2018 study done by researchers found that farms irrigating with soil sensors experienced an average 20% more yield when compared to manual irrigation. Soil sensors enable precise irrigation measurements by quantifying variables like moisture levels, salinity, and ambient temperature to help determine the optimal amount of water and nutrients to add for crops.
Whether you have acres of land or a single plot, soil sensing technology allows farmers to make real-time decisions based on the needs of your crops. Soil sensing probes, ours in particular, make receiving and interpreting data easy with the instant delivery notifications that come to your wireless receiver from our cloud. Now, farmers can chart the needs of their crops to make even more accurate predictions on soil and water levels.
In addition to saving time and resources, wireless soil sensing probes also save farmers money. Not only do soil probes save on the cost of water, but they also make a cheaper irrigation alternative to more pricey systems. Our soil sensors use a low-frequency measuring technique that allows us to produce sensors at a considerably lower cost by using existing consumer electronics. On average, competing soil sensors cost upwards of $120. Our sensors have a MSRP of $50-$60 per sensor, saving farmers nearly 60% of market prices while retaining similar and just as powerful, modernistic technology. Wireless soil sensors may seem like complicated, futuristic technology, but in actuality, farmers are already using this contemporary technology to improve their farm yields. Simply put, soil probes are accessible, easy to use, affordable, and produce precise results. With soil probes, farming is more accurate and cost-effective.
The most widely known attribute of using soil sensors is making irrigation more efficient. A study done by the American Society of Agronomy found that using soil sensors in landscaping created consistent health and beauty of landscapes, supported landscaping endeavors in arid climates, and had an overall greater convenience for landscapers. Instead of guessing how much water or sunlight plants need, soil sensors take the ambiguity out of landscaping by measuring moisture and sunlight levels directly. These data points are routinely updated and are instantly showcased in our app for convenience.
Overwatering is a common fear and even more common practice in landscaping. Wireless soil sensors have become the solution. Studies have shown that nearly 70% of irrigation water becomes wasted due to overwatering habits. This is not only dangerous for your plants but also detrimental to your wallet. Even the most experienced of landscapers and gardening enthusiasts have fallen victim to overwatering. With soil probes as your sidekick, you never have to worry about over watering again. Our wireless, battery powered sensor communicates your plant’s data directly to a smartphone through our app. In short, soil sensors take the guesswork out of gardening.
Over 28 million establishments have installed sprinkler systems that schedule watering around the clock. However, every landscape is different and every day brings a new set of weather conditions. While there is nothing wrong with using these automatic, scheduled-based irrigation systems, they have been known to be unadaptable and wasteful. With soil sensors, you never have to wake up in the morning and see a giant puddle of muddy water around a plant that had the misfortune of being too close to a sprinkler head. Wireless soil probes help you take an entire landscape into account and are constantly inputting data from below and above the ground. With surround coverage and data management, soil sensors serve as the perfect accessory to landscaping.