- Full-range soil water potential sensor
- Accurate. Easy to use. No recalibration.
- Onboard temperature measurement
FEEDING THE WORLD REQUIRES SMARTER IRRIGATION
That’s why two Brigham Young University environmental scientists, Dr. Neil Hansen and Dr. Bryan Hopkins, Dr. Ryan Smith from Missouri A&T, and a team of researchers are using the latest in satellite, drone, and IoT technology, including ZENTRA Cloud, to work with one tech-savvy commercial grower and his variable rate irrigation center pivot to understand how to maximize his potato crop yield.
COMPLEX NEEDS DEMAND SOPHISTICATED SOLUTIONS
Each sprinkler on the specialized pivot can be automatically adjusted so the grower can water at different rates anywhere in the field, which means variable irrigation can be applied to high-yielding versus low-yielding spots or variable soil types. This is especially important, since half of his center pivot irrigates a cash crop, while the other half provides water for a community golf course!
WATER CONTENT + WATER POTENTIAL—BETTER TOGETHER
Visualizing near-real-time water content and water potential data using ZL6 loggers and ZENTRA Cloud can provide the scientists and the grower the information they need to irrigate the potato field, the greens, the tee boxes, and the fairways at different optimum levels.