Soil Moisture Monitoring News

  • Composting Roundup

    Washington, DC: Best Practices For Community Composting The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) just released “Community Composting Done Right: A Guide to Best Management Practices,” written by ILSR’s Linda Bilsens Brolis and Brenda Platt. “Though small-scale composters are often exempt from certain state permitting or local zoning requirements, it is paramount that ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Easing the soil’s temperature

    Soil characteristics like organic matter content and moisture play a vital role in helping plants flourish. It turns out that soil temperature is just as important. Every plant needs a certain soil temperature to thrive. If the temperature changes too quickly, plants won’t do well. Their seeds won’t germinate or their roots will die. “Most plants are sensitive to extreme ...

  • Carbon cycling in forest soils research presented

    Just as individual humans have different microbial communities in their guts, the microbial communities living in soils vary from site to site as well. Recent research compared the decomposition rates of wood stakes over eight sites to gain an understanding of soil microbes in forests. The activity of soil microbes can also tell a story of the value of carbon storage in soil. The ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Three step plan for late-cut grass

    Why? Because improved grass growth towards the end of the season has the potential to produce silage quality similar to first cut. True, it may not yield as well. But it has the capacity to deliver good protein and energy levels. Which is exactly what’s needed for more litres of milk from forage. And, if you are on a multi-cut system, you may be glad of that extra ...


    By Volac International Ltd.

  • New satellite imaging to better forecast locust plagues

    Information from satellites is being used in a new way to predict favourable conditions for Desert Locust swarms, as part of an early warning collaboration by scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) and Desert Locust experts at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The new technology will help to ...

  • Delta-T Devices teams with Netafim UK to provide innovative precision irrigation package for UK soft fruit growers

    Delta-T Devices Ltd (Delta-T) has partnered with Netafim UK Ltd – to provide a complete precision irrigation package (with cloud data management) for commercial growers in the UK. The package will be supplied by Netafim UK, the market leading provider of irrigation solutions in the country, through its main dealer network. It can automatically control irrigation and monitor growing ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • ‘Blackgrass audit’ at Cereals

    The Cereals event, in June, provides a fantastic opportunity for farmers to speak to experts about undertaking a blackgrass review, ensuring that plans are firmly in place to hit the ground running in autumn. This year at Cereals, the Blackgrass Knowledge Trail will offer visitors easy access to the advice and information they require, explains Adrian Sisson, Certis technical manager. “The ...


    By Certis UK

  • New Soil Moisture and Temperature Sensor from Delta-T Devices – the SM150T

    The new SM150T Sensor is ideal for measuring moisture content and temperature in soils and substrates. It has a wide range of applications across science, horticulture and agriculture, and is a reliable and cost-effective sensor for system integrators, who appreciate its ease of installation and simple interface (0 – 1 V DC output). The SM150T’s advanced patented electronics and ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • WIWAM Conveyor was presented at the `Cereal Future Forum`

    From February 11-12, 2015, Bayer CropScience organized ‘the Cereal Future Forum’ in Brussels. Around 230 participants from 30 countries joined the 2-day conference on the future of wheat production in the world. The last day, the Cereal Future Forum moved to Ghent for a guided tour at Bayer CropScience and the VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, UGent. During the visit, WIWAM ...


    By SMO bvba - WIWAM

  • Sentera Honored with Startup Award of 2016 by MN High Tech Association

    17th Annual Tekne Awards Recognizes Minnesota’s Technology Innovators The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) recently recognized Sentera as the 2016 Tekne Startup Award recipient. The MHTA Tekne Awards honor companies and individuals who play a significant role in developing new technologies that positively impact the lives and futures of people living around the world. ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Smart farming recoups IoT investment

    In the United States, California avocado farmer Kurt Bantle experimented with Internet of Things (IoT) connected technology to see if costly water consumption could be reduced in growing his 900 avocado trees. He spent US$8,200 for LoRa stations with soil moisture sensors, valve controllers, LoRa gateway and cellular backhaul. Cellular backhaul refers to a gateway that connects the farm to the ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Soil moisture for crop health topic of symposium

    Soil moisture sensing through either contact or remote technology captures soil-plant-water information that relates closely with plant water availability and use. Innovations in remote sensing technologies can inform plant health assessments and more. The “Soil Moisture Sensing for Crop Health Assessment and Management” symposium planned at the Resilience Emerging ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • RainWise a Chosen Vendor For The Sustainable Intensification Agriculture Event In Brazil

    RainWise is honored to be one of only a few selected vendors invited to the Sustainable Intensification event in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on October 25-26th which is hosted by ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • RainWise, Inc., Spotlights Importance of Agricultural Weather Data

    RainWise, Inc., www.rainwise.com, believes monitoring weather data can assist farmers in making smarter decisions on the farm, especially with planting, harvesting, insect and disease control, irrigation, fertilization rates and crop selection. ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Meet Eijkelkamp Soil & Water at WASWAC 2016

    Meet Eijkelkamp Soil & Water at the 3rd world conference of World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC) in Belgrade, Serbia. Eijkelkamp Soil & Water's focus during WASWAC 2016 will be smart sensoring and monitoring.  WASWAC 2016 The focus of WASWAC 2016 will be on new challenges and strategies of soil and water conservation in the changing world ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Semios Special Offer Provides Soil Moisture Monitoring Solution Free to Precision Farming Customers for Two Years.

    Semios, the provider of real-time agricultural information for precision farming, offers two years of free soil moisture monitoring for their customers to optimize irrigation efficiencies, improving crop quality and yield. CEO Michael Gilbert said, “Water shortages have been tough for farmers. By fine-tuning irrigation to where and when it is most needed, farmers can protect their crops ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • NASA Study Finds Climate Change Shifting Wine Grape Harvests in France and Switzerland

    A new study from NASA and Harvard University finds that climate change is diminishing an important link between droughts and the timing of wine grape harvests in France and Switzerland. During a study of wine grape harvest dates from 1600 to 2007, researchers discovered harvests began shifting dramatically earlier during the latter half of ...

  • Ohio State Agronomy Workshop Jan. 19 to Focus on Soil Fertility

    Healthy soils are a key ingredient to produce strong crop yields, and understanding what nutrients your soils need is a fundamental step in that process, says an educator in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Soil fertility is crucial to maximizing yield potential when growing crops, said Amanda Douridas, an Ohio State University Extension ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Irrigation method saves 50 percent of water needed for potato growth

    University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found an irrigation method that uses 50 percent less water than traditional systems to grow potatoes – an important finding for the $131 million-a-year Florida crop. The system is called “hybrid center pivot irrigation.” With this method, about two-thirds of the water used to help grow potatoes is ...

  • No-tillage management of olive groves can improve soil structure while maintaining yield

    Non-conservative tillage techniques, such as milling and harrowing, are the most common way to manage soil in Mediterranean olive orchards. A new study confirms the value of alternative methods based on the use of spontaneous cover crops which can significantly improve soil structure and reduce erosion whilst maintaining yields. The olive tree is one of the most widespread crops in the ...

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