Item # 74398
The Soil Moisture Sensor uses capacitance to measure the water content of soil. Simply insert this rugged sensor in the soil to be tested and the volumetric water content of soil is reported in percent. Use it to conduct experiments in ecology, environmental science, agricultural science, horticulture, biology, and more. Measure the loss of soil moisture over time due to evaporation and plant uptake. Evaluate optimum soil moisture contents for various species of plants. Monitor soil moisture content to control irrigation in greenhouses. Manage garden soil moisture. Ecocolumn investigations.