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Access to water is often the limiting factor in plant growth. While soil water content—or soil moisture—can tell you how much water is stored in the soil, water potential tells you which way the water will move, and its availability to crops.
Data-gathering starts at the sensor. Make sure your soil moisture data is accurate with proper installation.
To maximize crop yield, it is important to maintain soil water content somewhere between field capacity and permanent wilting point.
Though water potential is a better indicator of plant available water than water content, in most situations, it’s useful to combine the data from both sensors.
Good irrigation management requires the answer to two questions: when do I turn the water on, and when do I turn it off?