Sentek probes are installed using carefully designed tools to ensure there is a very good fit with no air gaps and no damage to the surrounding soil profile.
Proper installation in undisturbed soil provides assurance of good quality data.
Proven, accurate and reliable technology provides information in a clear and simple to understand graphical format. Backed up with strong technical and agronomic support.
Knowledge and understanding allows growers to make data driven decisions.
Tracking the changes in soil moisture provides valuable insights into the complex interactions between plants, soils and the weather. Sentek technologies helps you see what is truly happening, to support better decision making.
Sentek soil moisture sensors provide a high data resolution, with changes in moisture of >0.01 % able to be detected. This means that movement of water through the profile, and plant uptake, can be tracked to a scientific standard.
Sentek products are sold and supported by a network of highly trained dealers. They are your local experts in site selection, installation, setup, ongoing product care and data analysis.
Each individual sensor on a Sentek probe contains a default calibration equation, providing a robust universal measure of soil water content. For increased accuracy, site specific calibration equations from Sentek’s library can be applied.
We are serious about product development and testing, using field and laboratory trials. Sentek products are designed to meet the highest standards, and our manufacturing processes are focused on quality.
Sentek probes are installed using carefully designed tools to ensure a good fit between the probe exterior and the soil. With no air gaps and no damage to the surrounding profile, data quality is assured.
Measure water content at each depth, and the rate of daily water use from within the soil, so you know how much needs to be applied. Set parameter limits and apply water at the rate required to maintain optimum plant conditions.
Identify where the active root zone is by monitoring the exact moment water uptake started, and review wetting fronts to ensure that sufficient moisture is available to roots at the right depth. Measure root vigor changes and adapt irrigation accordingly.
How is the water spreading out from the emitter? At Sentek we call this the “wetting onion” and it can be visualised using two probes and our 2D charting tools. Armed with this information, decisions can be made around scheduling and application strategies including pulsing irrigation.
Sentek probe measurements of moisture and solute concentrations within and below the root zone are vital to ensure water is only applied within the root zone. This avoids contamination of groundwater through the leaching of salts and fertilizer.
With sensors placed deep into the ground at multiple locations, an increase in soil moisture can be monitored – alerts can then be sent before the ground reaches saturation point.
Sentek probes are used to monitor ground moisture levels and movement to aquifers as part of MAR (managed aquifer recharge) projects.
Sentek soil moisture data measurements are based on a robust universal calibration equation. Validated by independent peer reviewed research, Sentek probes can be used with confidence in scientific studies.
The scientifically valid measurements of soil moisture can be used in conjunction with climatic date to measure ET crop.
With over 25 years working experience in all soil types, crops, and climatic zones – Sentek’s research scientists are able to provide valuable advice and insight to assist with research projects around the world.
By applying only the water required and avoiding leaching below the root zone, water wastage is avoided while maintaining optimum growth conditions.
Volumetric Ion content readings from Sentek’s TriSCAN probes respond to changes in salt concentration. The movement of salts through the soil profile can be measured and monitored.
Monitor and compare water use against the yields for multi-field and multi-location farms. Clearly identify your best performing plots and see how your farm managers are making informed decisions.