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Measurement Insights

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Why soil moisture sensors can’t tell you everything you need to know

Accurate, inexpensive soil moisture sensors make soil VWC a justifiably popular measurement, but is it the right measurement for your application?
Measurement Insights4 min read
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How to measure water potential

Compare current methods for measuring water potential and the pros and cons of each method.
Measurement Insights11 min read

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Which grain size analysis method is right for you?

Learn the pros and cons of each method, and how to select which will be most effective for your application.
Measurement Insights18 min read
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Determining drought tolerance in plants: Why most people do it wrong. How to do it right.

Water potential is underutilized by plant researchers in abiotic stress studies even though it is the only way to assess true drought conditions when determining drought tolerance in plants. Learn what water potential is and how it can improve the quality of your plant study.
Measurement Insights9 min read
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Measuring soil suction—why filter paper isn't good enough

Still waiting a week for filter paper? Get the right answer in minutes.
Measurement Insights5 min read
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Data logger compatibility tables

Search the following tables to find out which data loggers are compatible with various types of METER sensors.
Measurement Insights7 min read
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Scientific weather station performance data and weather sensor comparisons

We performed comparison testing for ATMOS 41 vs. high-quality, research-grade non-METER sensors and conducted time-series testing for sensor-to-sensor variability. Here are the results.
Measurement Insights16 min read
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How to measure soil hydraulic conductivity— Which method is right for you?

Hydraulic conductivity—What it is, how to measure it, and pros/cons of common methods.
Measurement Insights15 min read
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Why soil moisture sensors can’t tell you everything you need to know

Accurate, inexpensive soil moisture sensors make soil VWC a justifiably popular measurement, but is it the right measurement for your application?
Measurement Insights4 min read
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How to measure water potential

Compare current methods for measuring water potential and the pros and cons of each method.
Measurement Insights11 min read
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Defining water potential—What it is. How to use it.

Understand the different components of water potential and how to use them. Water potential is the energy required, per quantity of water, to transport an infinitesimal quantity of water from the sample to a reference pool of pure free water.
Measurement Insights12 min read
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