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Environmental

Sentek has been caring for the environment for  30 years.  Our soil moisture monitoring technologies are used for a range of purposes including mining rehabilitation, compliance monitoring, management planning and developing climate change response strategies. Our products ensure you have accurate data to establish the facts and prepare accurate reports for regulators and stakeholders.

Real time risk management

Sentek soil moisture monitoring products can help you manage risk proactively, continuously and in real time.  Our soil moisture probes measure changes at different depths in the soil profile and track solutes so you can observe any changes in nutrient leaching or salinity.

Built for the environment

For long-term projects, we recommend our EnviroSCAN probes, some of which were commissioned in the field more than 25 years ago and are still in use today. Our soil water sensors deliver highly accurate results and can be used in a variety of environmental conditions including saline (>20dS/m), oven dry and water saturated soils.  To enhance your management capability, Sentek’s EnviroSCAN probes are fully serviceable and sensor positions can be adjusted without affecting data integrity. Our data loggers can also be set to take moisture and salinity readings at regular intervals from 60 seconds to 24 hours (or more) depending on the specific insights you require.  Groundwater levels and lateral movement can also be tracked. When these insights are analyzed using Sentek’s advanced IrriMAX software system, data can be modelled and graphically displayed for reporting purposes to demonstrate:

  • processes occurring in the vadose zone
  • leaching
  • percolation
  • evaporation
  • canopy interception
  • infiltration 

The accurate measurement of moisture content at various soil depths means data can be used to help:

  • understand hydrological cycles
  • track salt movement
  • monitor rising water tables
  • demonstrate the effectiveness of revegetation programs

Real time results

Our advanced software solutions can provide real time data and send alerts via email or text message to help boost your management capability and responsiveness. The ability to react quickly is critical in supporting the activation of management plans to prevent environmental problems.

Quality management and compliance reporting

You can better understand the true values and changes that are occurring below ground by using Sentek’s soil probes to collect moisture, solute and temperature data. Our advanced IrriMAX software system graphically represents data in ways that improve interpretation and enables further modelling. Graphs can also be exported for further numerical analysis or added to a larger data set for final determination and reporting.

Be prepared

Sentek can be relied upon to perform and our products provide insights into:

  • the prevention of groundwater contamination
  • flood forecasting
  • wastewater management
  • leachate management
  • landfill
  • nitrogen leaching
  • cleantech
  • forecasting
  • revegetation and rehabilitation projects
  • climate change strategies and prevention solutions

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From Premium to Ultra-Premium Winegrapes


Wirra Wirra use Sentek technologies in their Shiraz vineyards to manage irrigation scheduling at the critical stages of grape development.
The insights from EnviroSCAN soil moisture probes, viewed in IrriMAX software, enable the viticulture team to confidently manage irrigations rates to achieve the flavour profile needed for premium wines.

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2D tools provide advanced analysis


Using the Sentek agronomic toolkit, Alejandro Dieste from CDTEC was able to undertake a more complex analysis of a Blueberry plants – by looking at the Soil Moisture, Temperature, and Salinity both vertically and laterally.

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Insights vs Instincts: Making The Right Irrigation Decisions


Joe Cook, a lucerne grower based in Keith, South Australia talks about his irrigation management, which involves combining Sentek probe data with the guidance of his skillful Sentek distributor Alpha Group Consulting. Joe explains the challenges he faces and how this management style has helped with changing his irrigation strategy throughout one season due to the different stages observed in lucerne.

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