Soil Moisture—6 Common Oversights That Might Be Killing Your Accuracy
How can you ensure your soil moisture data represent what’s really happening at your site?
Your decisions are only as good as your data
If you rely on soil moisture data to make decisions, understand treatment effects, or make predictions, then you need that data to be accurate and reliable. But even one small oversight, such as poor installation, can compromise accuracy by up to +/-10%. How can you ensure your data represent what’s really happening at your site?
Best practices you need to know
Over the past 10 years, METER soil moisture expert Chris Chambers has pretty much seen it all. In this 30-minute webinar, he’ll discuss 6 common ways people unknowingly compromise their data and important best practices for higher-quality data that won’t cause you future headaches. Learn:
Are you choosing the right type of sensor or measurement for your particular needs?
Are you sampling in the right place?
Why you must understand your soil type
How to choose the right number of sensors to deal with variability
At what depths you should install sensors
Common installation mistakes and best practices
Soil-specific calibration considerations
How cable management can make or break a study
Factors impacting soil moisture you should always record as metadata
Choosing the right data management platform for your unique application
Chris Chambers operates as the Environment Support Manager and the Soil Moisture Sensor Product Manager at METER Group, the world leader in soil moisture measurement. He specializes in ecology and plant physiology and has over 10 years of experience helping researchers measure the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.
Our scientists have decades of experience helping researchers and growers measure the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.