- Long-life soil moisture, temperature, and EC sensor
- Increased volume of influence (1010 mL)
- Robust, epoxy body for tough field conditions
Under the guidance of Dr. Masaru Mizoguchi, their efforts have rid the rice fields of the radioactive isotope cesium 137, making the rice harvested there safe for human consumption.
THE FIGHT FOR A BETTER FUTURE
But what will happen to the contaminated soil surrounding the decontaminated area? Will it settle in nearby stream beds, eventually contaminating the rice paddies?
IoT TECHNOLOGY REVEALS THE POSSIBILITIES
Using multi-parameter METER environmental sensors such as the ATMOS 41 all-in-one weather station, TEROS 12 soil moisture sensors, and TEROS 21 water potential sensors, Dr. Christian Renschler, Dr. Masaru Mizoguchi, and the Non Political Organization will monitor 17 environmental variables across the landscape. The scientists will use this information to try and predict runoff. ZENTRA Cloud and ZL6 data loggers enable them to see meteorological data, soil water content, and water potential data simultaneously graphed in near-real time, enabling them to understand the larger picture much faster.
"We developed a method to decontaminate the soil while leaving it fertile. Using only resources and processes already present in rice farming."
- Prof. Masaru Mizoguchi, Department of Global Agricultural Sciences | The University of Tokyo