Lab and field instruments used together can provide researchers a symphony of information and can be used as powerful tools in understanding data and predicting a soil’s behavior over time.
Among the thousands of peer-reviewed publications using METER soil sensors, no type emerges as the favorite. Thus sensor choice should be based on your needs and application. Use these considerations to help identify the perfect sensor for your research.
Accurate, inexpensive soil moisture sensors make soil VWC a justifiably popular measurement, but is it the right measurement for your application?
Making good water potential measurements is largely a function of choosing the right instrument and using it skillfully. Read a comparison of water potential instruments and the ranges they measure.
For soil water potential measurement, the question of sample disturbance is important to ensure an accurate result.
A comprehensive look at the science behind water potential measurement.
Learn current methods for measuring water potential and the pros and cons of each method.
Understand the different components of water potential.
Find out the capabilities of METER tensiometers with respect to their ability to interface with non-METER data loggers.