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Implementation of soil moisture sensors for agriculture is increasingly important. Having the ability to precisely monitor in-field variability and make decisions based on data is transforming how farmers manage their operations. The confidence – offered by sensors’ data – to make decisions for a whole field is a huge value point. The more the grower gets familiar with soil moisture sensing, the higher the independency when she/he has to handle an unusual situation in the field.
With Internet of Things (IoT) strategies taking shape, machine and field intel coming from myriad sensors is rapidly evolving. The first question Matt Darr asks around IoT is, “Are we trying to learn about the science of crop production or influence crop production in a single season?”. “Being able to predict and react in season is a totally different value proposition than being able to show why an outcome occurred at the end of the year,” says the Iowa State University professor. “Producers have voted with their checkbook over and over. They will pay for outcome-based solutions but are hesitant to pay for solutions that only deliver knowledge without action.”
Soil moisture sensors at work
Soil moisture monitoring directly affects the growth quality and speed of crops. The quantity of soil moisture suitable for plant growth and development. Moisture content refers to the moisture content of soil. Soil moisture is the dry and wet degree of soil, that is, the actual water content of soil.
JXCT is a technology startup based in China, helping growers in agriculture, landscaping and smart cities since 2015. When working with JXCT soil moisture sensors, growers start to respect soil necessity for water, at the active root zone, other than traditional techniques that can cause misinterpretation. Data don’t lie, on the contrary, it reduce under- and over-irrigation problems leading to reduction of fertilizers and pesticides, less pests, healthier roots, healthier plants, optimal yield to scale up and feed bigger populations. Sensors are robust, user-friendly and wireless through LoRaWAN connectivity, ready for farm-tough environments or to be integrated to other tech devices via API integration.