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A device placed in pipe and then inserted in ground to measure soil moisture tension at various depths, depending on soil and plant type.

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Soil Moisture Sensor

Soil Moisture Sensor

Douglas Gayeton

Soil Moisture Sensor

NRCS can work with farmers to develop irrigation water management plans that use sensing tools to conserve water and save money.

Location: Front Field Farm, Winterville, GA
Featuring: Jason, Eli
The data from soil moisture tests provides many benefits. It insures that plants recieve the correct amount of water, becoming less stressed during growth. Soil fertility also improves, pathogens are controlled, and nutrient-leaching is mitigated. Overall plant yields often increase as well. Such control is critical for crops in high tunnels, which depend on precision irrigation instead of rainfall for proper growth.

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