Sentek enables you to see deep into the soil profile and understand, rather than guess at, what is happening and what the best management response should be.
Effective management of soil moisture and salinity delivers many overlapping benefits to the triple bottom line – profits, people and planet – for private, public and government organizations.
With the water being delivered exactly where and when it is needed, plant growth can be optimized and managed. Sentek probes can show you the soil moisture content at various depths, supporting better decision making regarding irrigation rates and timing. Effective fertilizer applications can also be planned and monitored.
Delivering just the right amount of water results in healthier, more attractive turf and gardens. Continuous real-time monitoring of soil moisture makes it possible to avoid plant stress arising from too little or too much water. Similarly, measuring and tracking salinity is critical when working to deliver the best growing conditions – and can be important when applying reclaimed water to the landscape.
The EnviroSCAN probe can be installed to great depths, for monitoring of advanced and significant trees, and to understand discharge to groundwater. The tapered and encapsulated Drill & Drop is simple to install, and with lengths from 10cm to 120cm, suits uses such as annual floral displays, perennial beds, turf, and tree establishment.
Where continuous monitoring is not required, we recommend the Diviner 2000 portable soil water measuring system.
Data from Sentek probes is viewed in IrriMAX software, providing graphical representations of the soil moisture, salinity and temperature data. By viewing the values at various depths through the soil profile, insights can be gained to: