The EnviroSCAN® probes continuously measure the soil moisture content and provide vital information for irrigation management.

Data is sent by GPRS every 2 hours, and the probe communication unit is powered by a solar panel. Sensor readings are made at intervals of 15 minutes.

How do EnviroSCAN® probes work?

Electrical capacitance sensors are used to measure soil moisture content. An electric field of high frequency is generated around each sensor, extending through the access tube into the surrounding soil. The measured frequency is a function of soil moisture content.

How are EnviroSCAN® probes installed?

The probe consists of multiple sensors located at various depths installed in specific access tubes. The sensors can be placed every 10 cm along the probes and can be adjusted to the type of soil, crop and state of vegetative development.

How do EnviroSCAN® probes shows measured data?

Probe graphics are published online, and updated every two hours. The graphics are clear and easy to read, showing the root zone water status and the crop water intake from available water. Colour graphics do resemble the fuel status of your car, showing "FULL" and "EMPTY". This information helps the farmer to decide how to water at the most opportune moment, and the exact amount, resulting in economic and environmental benefits.

Benefits of EnviroSCAN®?

Learn when and how much to water - allows the evaluation of water use dynamics by the crop; Prevents loss of water and fertilizer - precise control of water in the root zone prevents loss of water and fertilizer by deep percolation; Fast and accurate - with a simple look at the generated charts, know the water status of the crop and make informed decisions about when and how much water; Reduces hand labour - eliminating the need for manual measurements.