Getting The Most From Your Environmental Controls
Greenhouse and indoor grow cultivation automation has changed how we grow in America and the world. Agricultural technology has taken the guesswork out of some of the most challenging aspects of commercial cultivation. One of the essential aspects of greenhouse automation is having quality, accurate sensors to monitor the aspects of your grow operation that you want to automate.
Understanding the exact soil moisture conditions gives farmers the ability to use less water to grow crops. Many are also able to increase quality and yields utilizing improved soil moisture management during critical plant growth stages.
As it suggests, a soil moisture sensor measures the water content of soil by estimating the dielectric permittivity of the soil, which is a function of water content. More sophisticated systems monitor water content, temperature, and electrical conductivity. Most sensors are capable of being used as a stand-alone high accuracy monitor or if connected to a wireless gateway device it can provide invaluable data for automation.
The majority of soil moisture sensors are made for agricultural conditions. Accurate, sturdy, watertight, airtight, and built for perfect connectivity while withstanding unpredictable environments.
As a stand-alone product, soil moisture sensors provide accurate feedback to keep your processes working correctly and provide invaluable data on the frequency and amounts of water plants require at different stages of growth cycles.
But by combining soil moisture sensors with other automation tools like a wireless gateway, these sensors provide growers with actionable insights. Many growers upgrade their system to get the most out of sensors by installing fertigation systems that fully automate, combine, and regulate irrigation and nutrient dosing.
High-quality fertigation can provide your greenhouse or indoor grow facility with the latest in agricultural technology. Soil moisture sensors harness the power of IoT and machine learning via wireless gateways connected to smart fertigation systems, allowing them to dial in the exact dosage of water and nutrients that plants need to thrive and create abundant yields.
Farmers can scale these automation solutions depending on the size and scope of their operation. We recommend working with a reputable company that provides expert installers and customer support. Sensors are a significant first step in setting up your cultivation grow operation automation. It's essential to work with a team that will support your growth every step of the way.