Soil Moisture Meters
If you haven't mastered the art of measuring water by "feel," a number of probes, meters, bombs and blocks are on the market to help manage irrigation.
by Bill Pregler
Nov 2007 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Vineyard water sensors are tools to determine real-time availability of soil-water, which helps determine accurate irrigation scheduling. By constantly monitoring moisture in root zones, some growers report up to 50 percent water savings simply by applying the proper amount in a timely manner. In addition, by minimizing over-watering and run-off, growers prevent nutrient and fertilizer leaching. When irrigation is based on objective data, growers get the best return for the least amount of wate...
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