Soil moisture monitoring is available on FieldNET using the integrated Growsmart plug-n-play Soil Water Station and probes.
Growsmart provides a growing hardware suite of plug-n-play sensors that are the eyes and ears in your field. Plug-n-Play sensors help growers utilize best management practices that lower operating costs through efficient use of labor, energy, and water.
FieldNET is a web-based platform to remotely manage every aspect of your irrigation operation. FieldNET becomes the management tool that growers trust to show an insightful status summary, provide quickly and easy control, and alert on conditions that are deemed important.
Soil Moisture Monitoring Benefits
Soil water plays a critical role in the life of plants. They need adequate water to develop a strong root system and for cooling themselves. Irrigation is about proper timing and maintaining the available water at the appropriate amounts. When soil water drops below proper levels, crop stress develops that lead to loss of both crop quality and yield. Over irrigation contributes to erosion, loss of nutrients and increase input costs.
Continuous monitoring can make a difference. FieldNET keeps track of soil water levels and local weather conditions to provide objective criteria for irrigation decisions. That means growers can make informed decisions to help ensure irrigation is applied at the right time. The benefits include;
Minimize water stress to plants
Maximize potential yield
Reduce operation costs
FieldNET Icons provide at-a-glance status.
- Green icons represent the soil moisture level is where you want it.
- Red icons alert you to too configurable too dry or too wet limits.
Text messages and email alerts keep you informed with alerts sent directly to your phone.
New FieldNET Integrated Soil Water Monitoring
Managing every aspect of your irrigation operation has never been easier.
FieldNET Mobile (shown to the left):
- Check the status of your fields soil moisture quickly and easily
- Stay informed to issues
- Make irrigation adjustments on the fly with ease
FieldNET Web portal:
- Easy graphical user interface
- Full access to sensor configuration
- Run historical graphs for in-season and post-season reports of soil water trends