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Moisture Sensors Help Mark Irrigation Efficiency

December 31, 2011
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Director of Content Development, Machinery Pete

In episode 12 of Corn College TV season 2, head to the field with Farm Journal Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer. She shows how her crew is using a technology from Spectrum Technologies to monitor irrigation efficiency.

“We used volumetric water sensors located at four depths to understand the soil moisture profile,” she says.
Her crew monitored the data after rainfall and after irrigation events for comparison.
“This technology provides new perspective on irrigation scheduling and can be a useful tool for farmers,” she says.
Learn more in episode 12 of Corn College TV and the January issue of Farm Journal.

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