Soil moisture device leaves rootzone safe

EnviroMonitors' new gadget measures soil moisture with little distress to the rootzone, the East Sussex-based company claims.

The WaterScout soil-moisture sensor is a thin, tapered instrument that is inserted into the soil or growing medium. "It measures soil moisture with little or no disturbance to the rootzone," said a representative for the company.

Growers use a handheld reader to take on-the-spot readings but they can also bury the sensor and track soil moisture changes over a length of time.


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