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MASTER CLASS: Secrets of Water in Soil

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Everything you need to know about soil water content and soil water potential—and why you should measure them together.

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Water content + water potential—Better together

These six short videos teach you everything you need to know about soil water content and soil water potential—and why you should measure them together.  Plus, master the basics of soil hydraulic conductivity.

 

Video 1: MASTER THE BASICS

Soil moisture is more than just knowing the amount of water in soil. Learn basic principles you need to know before deciding how to measure it.

Video 2: WATER CONTENT METHODS—DEMYSTIFIED

Dr. Colin Campbell compares measurement theory, the pros and cons of each method, and why modern sensing is about more than just the sensor.

Video 3: SOIL MOISTURE RELEASE CURVES—REVEALED

A soil moisture release curve is a powerful tool used to predict plant water uptake, deep drainage, runoff, and more.

WHY SOIL MOISTURE SENSORS CAN'T TELL YOU EVERYTHING

 

If you’re only measuring water content, you may be blind to what your plants are really experiencing. To understand when to water or plant water stress, you need to measure water content AND water potential. Find out why.

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Video 4: CHOOSING THE RIGHT WATER POTENTIAL SENSOR

In this 20-minute webinar, METER research scientist Leo Rivera discusses how to choose the right field water potential sensor for your application.

Video 5: HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY—WHY YOU NEED IT. HOW TO MEASURE IT.

If you want to predict how water will move within your soil system, you need to understand hydraulic conductivity because it governs water flow.

Video 6: HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY—WHICH INSTRUMENT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Leo Rivera, research scientist at METER, teaches which situations require saturated or unsaturated hydraulic conductivity and the pros and cons of common methods. 

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BONUS VIDEO: HOW TO INTERPRET SOIL MOISTURE DATA

Dr. Colin Campbell has spent nearly 20 years looking at problematic and surprising soil moisture data. In this 30-minute webinar, he discusses what to expect in different soil, environmental, and site situations and how to interpret that data effectively.

Questions?

Talk to a soil moisture expert—>

 

Measure water content and water potential

The TEROS 12 is a long-life, accurate, easy-to-install sensor that combines METER's legendary technology with an ultra-rugged form and a new calibration procedure to deliver an unbeatable price-to-performance ratio.

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The TEROS 21 water potential sensor outperforms in every aspect because we specifically designed it to save you time, hassle, and money.

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ZENTRA Cloud software

Near real-time data gives you the ability to see data anomalies and respond quickly. ZENTRA Cloud data visualization software enables rapid decision making and data-driven management.

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Questions?

Our scientists have decades of experience helping researchers and growers measure the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. 

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Master Class: Secrets of Water in Soil

These six short videos teach you everything you need to know about soil water content and soil water potential—and why you should measure them together.  Plus, master the basics of soil hydraulic conductivity.

  • Video 1: Master the basics: Soil moisture is more than just knowing the amount of water in soil. Learn basic principles you need to know before deciding how to measure it.

  • Video 2: Water content methods—demystified: Dr. Colin Campbell compares measurement theory, the pros and cons of each method, and why modern sensing is about more than just the sensor.

  • Video 3: Soil moisture release curves revealed: A soil moisture release curve is a powerful tool used to predict plant water uptake, deep drainage, runoff, and more.

  • Video 4: Choosing the right water potential sensor: In this 20-minute webinar, METER research scientist Leo Rivera discusses how to choose the right field water potential sensor for your application.

  • Video 5: Hydraulic conductivity—Why you need it. How to measure it: If you want to predict how water will move within your soil system, you need to understand hydraulic conductivity because it governs water flow.

  • Video 6: Hydraulic conductivity—Which instrument is right for you?: Leo Rivera, research scientist at METER, teaches which situations require saturated or unsaturated hydraulic conductivity and the pros and cons of common methods.

Bonus article and video: 

  • Why soil moisture can't tell you everything
  • How to interpret soil moisture data

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