Mismanagement of salt applied during irrigation ultimately reduces production—sometimes drastically. Learn how to measure soil electrical conductivity for consistently high crop yield, quality, and profit.
Novel research ideas to help you think outside the box, rise above the crowd, and stand out in a sea of proposals.
If you’re only measuring water content, you may be blind to what your plants are really experiencing. Dr. Colin Campbell discusses how and why scientists combine both water content and water potential for more accurate insights.
Going by soil moisture data alone? Other strategies, like plant and weather monitoring, can inform water management decisions.
If your data are skewed in the wrong direction, your predictions will be off, and erroneous recommendations or decisions could end up costing you. Leo Rivera discusses common mistakes and best practices.
Environmental modeling is crucial for making decisions or understanding what’s happening in the field, but it can be an extremely complex and manual process. Not anymore.
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?
In this 20-minute webinar, Dr. Doug Cobos discusses insider tips and best practices that will improve your accuracy and save you time, effort, and future headaches.
Dr. Colin Campbell looks at problematic and surprising soil moisture data. In this webinar, he discusses different soil, environmental, and site situations and how to interpret that data effectively.
METER research scientist, Dr. Doug Cobos explores how to choose which system is right for you and the sweet spot for price vs. maintenance vs. accuracy in your unique application.
Researchers often painfully discover critical steps they forgot to think about and find they don’t have enough data to interpret their results.
Leo Rivera, research scientist at METER, teaches which situations require saturated or unsaturated hydraulic conductivity and the pros and cons of common methods.
In this 20-minute webinar, METER research scientist Leo Rivera discusses how to choose the right field water potential sensor for your application.
Dr. Colin Campbell compares measurement theory, the pros and cons of each method, and why modern sensing is about more than just the sensor.
If you want to predict how water will move within your soil system, you need to understand hydraulic conductivity because it governs water flow.
A soil moisture release curve is a powerful tool used to predict plant water uptake, deep drainage, runoff, and more.
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.
METER research scientist Dr. Colin Campbell discusses how ZENTRA Cloud simplifies the research process and why researchers can’t afford to live without it.
Dr. Gaylon S. Campbell teaches the basics of hydraulic conductivity and the science behind the SATURO automated dual head infiltrometer.
Lab-produced soil water retention curves can be paired with information from in situ moisture release curves for deeper insight into real-world variability.
You can improve the quality of your data and lessen the need to search for errors with smarter sensor installation techniques.
With the TEROS 12, we’ve not only improved our sensor, we’ve also turned our attention to broader issues that are likely to confound soil moisture data.
How researchers are combining in situ, drone, and satellite measurements to extract key information and how these data can be connected across scales.
Misplaced data loggers, dead batteries, and the resulting field visits take time away from actual data analysis. The question is simple. Would you rather spend time analyzing data or spend time collecting it?
We performed a series of tests to see how the ATMOS 41’s air temperature measurement compared to other sensors, and the results were surprising, even to us.
Discover how high-resolution isotherms generated by METER’s Vapor Sorption Analyzer can revolutionize clay soil characterization.
In this webinar, Dr. Doug Cobos discusses field water potential sensor characteristics, equilibrations and advances in technology.
Dr. Doug Cobos differentiates water potential from water content, discusses the theory, application, and key components of water potential.
Dr. Marc Van Iersel discusses drawbacks of excessive irrigation and strategies to reduce nursery water use to increase profits and quality.
How to use PRI and NDVI to monitor environmental conditions that adversely affect plant growth.
A two-part series focused on interpreting soil moisture data. Both parts of the series were run as panel discussions.
Dr. Rick Gill shares techniques scientists can use to deal with the overwhelming challenges of big data.
Dr. Doug Cobos teaches about the concept of a single point soil water characteristic curve and a study performed to try and validate the concept.
Learn what an SDI-12 network does, pros/cons, how to design and build your own sensor bus, and troubleshooting.
Dr. Paolo Castiglione presents on soil mechanics and the theory behind soil moisture measurements.
Discover the Photochemical Reflectance Index (PRI) and what it can tell you. Also learn about remote sensing of PRI.
Dr. Steve Garrity discusses the theory behind LAI measurement, direct and indirect methods, variability, things to consider, and applications.
Dr. Gil Bohrer discusses how to model the interactions between vegetation structure and the movement of water along the hydro-bio-atmosphere continuum.
Learn about advances in lysimeter technology and the advantages of newer instrument design.
Dr. Steven Garrity shows how NDVI is being used in current research and demonstrates how to overcome some of the NDVI’s limitations.
After discussing limitations of the transient line heat source method, Dr. Cobos gives practical considerations to improve the quality of fluid measurements.
Dr. John Lea Cox discusses strategies to reduce nursery water use and increase yield, profit, efficiency, and quality.
Macropore models that include geometry of the macropores tend to be complicated. The M&M model is a simple macropore model that requires only nine parameters.
Dr. Steve Garrity discusses NDVI and PRI theory, methods, limitations, applications, and more.
Dr. Colin Campbell discusses details regarding different ways to measure soil moisture and the theory/application behind each measurement.
Learn the skills needed to create a soil water characteristic curve with wet end and dry end data that actually match up in the middle.
In this webinar, Leo Rivera explores refill techniques for METER tensiometers and the HYPROP
Learn water potential instrument theory, including the challenges of measuring water potential and how to choose and use various water potential instruments.
Dr. Jonyun Kim explains why soil moisture sensors help control substrate water contents, estimate plant water use, and understand drought physiology.