How does a smart soil moisture sensor (SMMS) work? Here’s what you need to know about SMMS and how they can benefit your crops!
Discover how this sensor is developed
The soil moisture sensor is a sophisticated product that has been designed to measure the moisture content of the soil. The main purpose of this sensor is to help farmers and landscapers to monitor the moisture levels in the soil, which can help them to conserve water and avoid soil erosion. The soil moisture sensor uses a pair of infrared sensors to measure the amount of light that is reflected from the soil. This information is then processed and used to calculate the moisture level in the soil. The soil moisture sensor is capable of measuring up to 5% accuracy, which is more than enough for most purposes. The main benefit of using a soil moisture sensor is that it can help farmers and landscapers to monitor the moisture levels in their soils in real time. This helps them to make changes to their farming or gardening practices as required, without having to resort to manual measurements or estimates.
Overview of the experiment
The experiment was designed to investigate the effect of various vegetation cover types on soil moisture content and soil temperature. A total of six plots were constructed in a randomized complete block design. The plots were four soils with varying textures (fine sand, medium sand, coarse sand, and clay) and two types of vegetation cover (natural and mechanical). The four soils were also divided into two treatments: natural and treated with an herbicide. Soil moisture was monitored at baseline, weekly for three weeks, and monthly for twelve months. Soil temperature was measured every other week throughout the entire study period.
Results of the experiment
The smart soil moisture sensor was successfully able to measure the moisture level in the soil. After being installed, the sensor was able to detect a fluctuation in water levels in the soil every 5 minutes. The results of the experiment show that there is a very close correlation between the moisture level in the soil and rainfall data. By using this information, it is possible to better understand how drought conditions affect plant growth.
Conclusion for the project
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